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Michael L.

Coralville, IA

$35/hour

Michael the Historian

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Central State University
Physical Education
Ohio State University
MEd
Ohio State University
PhD

Education

Central State University (Physical Education)

Ohio State University (MEd)

Ohio State University (PhD)

About Michael

I am an Independent Scholar and former Associate Professor of sport history in the Department of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. His primary research focus is on the African American experience in sport and the rise of sport entrepreneurs. I have written several articles on race and sport, labor relations in sport, and Major League Baseball’s expansion era. My book, Black Baseball Entrepreneurs 1860-1901: Operating By Any Means Necessary, examines the ways in which African American entrepreneurs transformed baseball into a commercialized amusement.

I have taught sociocultural courses in sport studies and sport management. My approach to teaching is to stress independent projects whenever possible. At the University of Georgia, for example, a conference for undergraduate students was conducted whereby a professor would sponsor a student in a research project and the student would present their research in a conference setting. During my tenure there, I nominated six students to participate in this conference, and one of my students won a best paper award.

At the University of Iowa, I nominated one of my graduate teaching assistant for an Outstanding GTA award, and I am happy to report she won it. With the assistance of two graduate students, we conducted an economic impact study for both the Iowa Visitors Convention Bureau and the University of Iowa Department of Athletics. Also, four of my graduate students conducted survey research for the Visitors Bureau to determine the types of sporting events the city of Coralville could attract. I am proud to report the research led to a creation of a position at the Visitors Bureau. Moreover, I always make room for my GTAs to lecture in my classes, especially when it advances their research.

In addition to lecturing about the sociocultural aspects and the business of sports, I sought to transform my class into a project-based class which gave students more creative outlets. My aspiration is to allow students to embrace the content in an effort to claim ownership over their education. I am also a firm believer in the use of technology in the classroom whenever plausible. At the University of Iowa, I podcasted my lectures and posted them on the web with the use of I-Tunes. Furthermore, I have closely monitored both undergraduate and graduate students through their career development.
I am an Independent Scholar and former Associate Professor of sport history in the Department of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. His primary research focus is on the African American experience in sport and the rise of sport entrepreneurs. I have written several articles on race and sport, labor relations in sport, and Major Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Coralville, IA 52241
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading
History:
American History
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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Central State University
Physical Education
Ohio State University
MEd
Ohio State University
PhD

Education

Central State University (Physical Education)

Ohio State University (MEd)

Ohio State University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Coralville, IA 52241.