(ISSSSC) San Jose State University’s Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change is pleased to name SJSU Professor of Sport Sociology and Sport Psychology Ted Butryn, ’97 MA Sports Psychology, as its interim director. A faculty member in kinesiology since 2000, Butryn holds a Ph.D. in cultural studies and sport studies from the University of Tennessee and has taught courses in sport sociology, qualitative research methods and the psychology of coaching. Additionally, Butryn has published 35 refereed articles and book chapters on such topics as whiteness in sports, cyborg athletes, MMA doping, and qualitative methodologies.
The institute was founded on the same principles of academic excellence and social integrity that have guided San Jose State for more than 160 years. SJSU considers the sociology of sport to be an emerging and prominent pillar in the field of social sciences, and established ISSSSC to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, analysis and education to advance knowledge of the intersection of sport, society and social justice issues. The work of the institute amplifies the influential power that sports and athletes have on our national and global cultures.