Scholar of the Month: Kimberly S. Schimmel
Associate Professor of the Sociology of Sport
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Kim Schimmel is an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Her research focuses on the sociology of sport, especially political economic theory, urban redevelopment and security at large-scale sporting events in local and global contexts.
Schimmel is internationally recognized for her research and scholarship, serving as vice president of the International Sociology of Sport Association and associate editor of the Sociology of Sport Journal.
Her work has been translated into five languages, including a recent monograph in Portuguese (Os Grandes Eventos Sportivos: Desafios E Perspectivas, 2013, University of Campinas). She has authored dozens of book chapters and scholarly articles in peer-review publications, edited one book, The Political Economy of Sport (2005), and delivered invited scholarly presentations in 14 countries.
Schimmel received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Kent State Alumni Association in 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Muskingum College, a Master of Arts in Sports Studies from Miami University (OH) and a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Sports Studies from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
About Kent State’s Scholar of the Month
Kent State’s Scholar of the Month recognizes faculty researchers and scholars whose recent work has had an important impact on their professional fields and has brought exposure to the university. Each month, a different college will have the opportunity to nominate a researcher/scholar for this recognition. There is also a month when a faculty member from the Regional Campuses will be featured.
The selection process is in the hands of the dean and his or her colleagues and faculty. Hence, this is recognition by the person’s college colleagues that is then taken up by the university. The deans communicate the person’s name to the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs for recognition as Scholar of the Month.