Sarah k. Fields, J. D., Ph. D. Campus Box 176 P. O. Box 173364 Denver, co 80217



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SARAH K. FIELDS, J.D., Ph.D.
Campus Box 176

P.O. Box 173364

Denver, CO  80217

Sarah.Fields@ucdenver.edu
EDUCATION
Ph.D. Doctorate in American Studies (2000)
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Major Fields: “Sport and Leisure in Twentieth Century Culture” and “Speech Law and the Politics of Justice"
M.A. Master of Arts in American Studies (1996)
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Thesis
: Private Lives or Public News: The Supreme Court and Libel, 1967-1976
J.D. Juris Doctorate (1994)
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

Class Rank: Top 25%
B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1990)
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Graduated cum laude and with distinction in the major
Senior Thesis: The Origins and Evolution of Black Juvenile Gangs in Urban America
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Acting Associate Dean for Student Success

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO Jan. 2016-present

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating with, supervision of, and/or liaison to:


  • Academic Advising Office

  • Transfer Policies

  • Colorado Department of Higher Education

  • All Student Affairs offices on campus and in system

  • Various leadership teams and standing committees


Associate Professor in Communication

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO Aug. 2013-present

Department is within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).



  • Tenured position with graduate faculty status

  • Serve on various system, college, and department committees including but not limited to:

    • Department representative to CLAS Council (2013-2015)

    • CLAS Council Chair (2015-2015)

    • Denver campus representative to system-wide Faculty Council Committee on Educational Policy and University Standards (2013-present)

    • Member of Department Faculty Evaluation Committee (2013-present)

    • Denver campus representative to system-wide Regents Award Committee (2015-present)

    • Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Committee (2013-present)

    • Law Studies Minor Steering Committee (2015-present)

    • Masters of Humanities and Masters of Social Sciences Steering Committee (2015-present)

  • Courses taught:

    • Communication and Sports (graduate and undergraduate combined)

    • Famous U.S. Trials (undergraduates; course is cross-listed with History)
    • Representations of Gender in Popular Culture (graduate)



Associate Professor in Sport Humanities/Sport Management

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Oct. 2009-Aug. 2013
Program was part of the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services and then the Department of Human Sciences within the College of Education and Human Ecology.

  • Tenured position with graduate faculty status

  • Serve on various university, college, school, and program committees, including but not limited to:

    • Presidential appointment to the University Athletics Council (2012-13)

    • College Representative to University Senate (2011-13)

    • Senate Representative to and Chair of Governmental Affairs Committee (2011-13)

    • Advisor, Interdisciplinary Sexuality Studies Major (2011-13)

    • Program Representative to Design Team restructuring department (2011-12)

    • School Representative to College Council (2010-13)

    • Oversight Committee: Sexuality Studies Program (2006-13)

    • Procedures Oversight Designee on School Promotion and Tenure Committee (2010)

  • Graduate faculty. Advised 6 Ph.D. students to completion and served on 20+ comprehensive and dissertation committees. Advised 9 M.A. students to completion and served on 20+ exam/thesis committees.

  • Courses taught:

    • Sports Law (graduate and undergrad versions)

    • History of Sport in 20th Century America (undergraduate)
    • Celebrity & Sport (graduate)


    • Sports Ethics (graduate)

    • Sexuality & Sport (graduate and undergraduate combined)

    • Title IX seminar (graduate)

    • Sport Sociology (graduate and undergraduate versions)

    • Gender & Sport (graduate)

    • History of Women in Sport (graduate and undergraduate combined)

    • Race and Gender in Sport (graduate and undergraduate combined)

    • Overview of Sport and Popular Culture (graduate and undergraduate combined)

    • Baseball and Popular Culture (graduate and undergraduate combined)

    • Writing Seminar (graduate)


Associated Faculty Status

Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP)

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH June 2006-May 2013

  • Collaborative research with CIRP primary investigators at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University College of Medicine faulty

  • Writing tutor for medical students and research fellows



Affiliated Faculty Status

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Feb. 2007-Aug. 2013

  • Serve on graduate committees for Women’s Studies students

  • Some courses approved by Women’s Studies for their students


Assistant Professor in Sport Humanities
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Sept. 2006-Sept. 2009
Program was part of the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services within the College of Education and Human Ecology.
  • Tenure-track position


  • Advisory board for Sport, Citizenship, and Society Initiative with the John Glenn Institute (2006-07)


Visiting Assistant Professor in Sport, Exercise, and the Humanities
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Sept. 2004-Aug. 2006
Program was part of the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services within the College of Education.

  • Extensive teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses

  • Advisory board for Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate Program



Assistant Professor of Sport Studies/Sport Management
University of Georgia, Athens, GA Aug. 2001-Aug. 2005
Program was part of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies within the College of Education.

  • Professional leave of absence 2004-2005 while at OSU

  • Tenure-track position

  • Coordinator of dual degree program (J.D./M.Ed.) in Law and Sport Management

  • Graduate advisor for Sport Management M.Ed. students as well as Ph.D. candidates in Sport Studies. Supervised and/or served on 58 masters and 14 Ph.D. committees.

  • Designed and drafted Ph.D. program of study in Sport Studies/Sport Management

  • University and Departmental service:

    • University Council Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics (2003-04)

    • Deans’ Forum on Education (2003-04)

  • Courses taught:

    • Ethics (graduate)
    • Sports Law (graduate and undergraduate versions)


    • Gender and Sport (graduate and undergraduate versions)


Adjunct Lecturer in American Culture Studies
Washington University, St. Louis, MO Sept. 2003-June 2004
Program is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Taught summer course “Examining Gender and Sport through Film” cross-listed with Women and Gender Studies Program (June 2004)

  • Supervised undergraduate honors thesis in American Culture Studies Program, “Crosscurrents: A History of American Women in Television Sportscasting”


Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences
Washington University, St. Louis, MO Aug. 2000-Aug. 2001

  • Acting Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Academic advisor for 65 freshmen and sophomores

  • Interim Director of the Nemerov Writing Program and taught writing seminar for honors scholarship students

  • Coordinated the Assembly Series Lecture discussion section for Danforth and Rodriquez honors scholarship students

  • Advisor to the student government body, the ArtSci Council

  • Mentored undergraduate students on academic probation

  • Petition Review Committee and Search Committee for Assistant Dean

  • Also worked as an admissions officer, responsible for group presentations, travel, interviews, as well as file reading and admission decisions


Graduate Instructor in Rhetoric Department
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Aug. 1997-May 1999
  • Taught three sections per academic year of the University’s required rhetoric program in reading, writing, and speech


  • Taught different classes of Basic Rhetoric, Accelerated Rhetoric, and Advanced Rhetoric



Rhetoric Tutor, Belin-Blank Center for Academic Excellence
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Aug. 1998-May 1999

  • Individual tutoring for minority undergraduate students in writing and speaking


Teaching Assistant in History Department
Washington State University, Pullman, WA Aug. 1994-May 1996

  • Graded and guest lectured in two World Civilization courses per academic year


Assistant to the Director of Admissions for Law School
Washington University, St. Louis MO January 1994-July 1994

  • Counseled prospective law students about the application process and promoted the School of Law

  • Organized and read applications



Teaching Assistant in Law
Washington University, St. Louis, MO Aug. 1993-May 1994


PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Teaching and Service:
Teaching Academy, School of Physical Activity and Educational Services (2012)

Membership is awarded based on continuous efforts to improve pedagogy and student life in the school at Ohio State University.

Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and membership in the Academy of Teaching (2010)

Award is given in recognition of superior teaching achievement at the Ohio State University. Ten were selected university-wide by a committee of students, faculty, and alumni.

Council of Graduate Students Larry Lewellen Distinguished Service Award (2010)

Awarded to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members who have rendered exceptional support to graduate students at the Ohio State University.


Access Award Recipient (2009)

The Ohio State University Office for Disability Services distributes award recognizing faculty and staff who have made Ohio State a better place for students with disabilities.


Faculty Recognition Award from the University of Georgia Career Services (2005)

Awarded after survey of undergraduate class of 2004 identified me as one of the most helpful faculty members on campus for career advising and placement



Lilly Teaching Fellow (2002-2004)
One of ten faculty members at the University of Georgia selected (by a university committee) based on teaching performance and teaching potential to help enhance professional development as teaching scholars.

Research:
First runner-up, Journal of Athletic Training Kenneth L. Knight Award for the Outstanding Research Manuscript (2007)

Gessell, Luke, Fields, Sarah K., Knox, Christy L., Dick, Randall, and R. Dawn Comstock. “Concussions Among High School and College Athletes.” Journal of Athletic Training 42(4) (2007): 495-503.


Finalist, North American Society for Sport History Book Annual Award (2006)

Fields, Sarah K. Female Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2005.

Sarah H. Moss Fellowship, University of Georgia (Summer 2003)

Travel grant of $4,156.00 awarded to a young scholar for research outside of a Southern university. Award used to study “Sporting Experiences of Native American and Western Women” in primary source materials at the Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma.

J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History Fellow, University of Wisconsin (Summer 2003)

One of twelve legal historians who spent two weeks discussing research issues in legal history in Madison, Wisconsin.


Second place, Young Scholars Competition sponsored by International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (2002)

“Basketball, Gender, and Law in America.”


Graduate Education:
Iowa Fellow, University of Iowa (1996-2000)

Graduate fellowship providing for tuition and summer support for four years as well as two fully funded fellowship years.


Mr. and Mrs. Spenser T. Olin Fellow in Law, Washington University (1991-1994)

Graduate fellowship providing tuition and stipend.


FUNDING FROM GRANTS
CDC Small Project, Injury Center Funding (2012-2015)

Consultant for “Evaluating the Effectiveness/Outcomes of State Level Return to Play Concussion Legislation.” Dr. R. Dawn Comstock (PI) was awarded $300,000 for this three-year study. I received a summer stipend for three years.


College of Education and Human Ecology International Seed Grant (2012)
Support ($6450) awarded for “Building Distance Learning and a Study Abroad Program with the University of Bedfordshire, UK” with co-PI Dr. Sue Sutherland.
NFL Charities Medical Research Grant (2011)

Consultant for "Concussion Surveillance Among a Large National Sample of Middle School Football Players: Middle School RIO." Dr. R. Dawn Comstock (PI) was awarded $90,000 for this one-year study. I received summer salary.

College of Education and Human Ecology Curricular Collaboration Grant, Ohio State University (2010)
Support ($2000) awarded to create a cross-departmental class "Education and Sexuality" with co-PI Dr. Mollie Blackburn.
College of Education Faculty Grant Development Program, University of Georgia (Summer 2003)
Summer salary ($5000) awarded for the study of “Sporting Experiences of Native American and Western Women."
University of Georgia Research Foundation (Summer 2002)

Faculty Research Grant for proposal “Gender, Law, and Contact Sport” funded at $5,222.


PUBLICATIONS

Name bolded if not first author
Books




  1. Fields, Sarah K. Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation. Champaign: University of Illinois Press (forthcoming 2016).



  2. Regalado, Samuel O. and Sarah K. Fields, eds. Sport and the Law: Historical and Cultural Intersections. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2014.




  1. Fields, Sarah K. Female Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2005.




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