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Scott Brooks

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Int Schl Dir (ACD) & Asc Profr
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Director, Research
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701

Scott N. Brooks is an associate professor with the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. In his role as associate director of the Global Sport Institute at ASU, Brooks acts as campus liaison and assists in the allocation of internal and external research grants, in addition to coordinating the Institute's research agenda and projects.

As a scholar, Brooks is primarily interested in: youth and sport; inequality in sport, coaching and leadership; and community based sports interventions. He has published in academic journals, edited volumes, and textbooks; been quoted and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Der Speigel, and SLAM magazine; and invited to speak on the topic of sport internationally. His book, "Black Men Can’t Shoot" (University of Chicago, 2009), tells the importance of exposure, networks, and opportunities towards earning an athletic scholarship. Additionally, Brooks has consulted the NFL, MLB, college and high school coaches and athletes; and is a senior fellow at the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Yale Urban Ethnography Project.

  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor’s degree. University of California-Berkeley
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 220Sport and Society
MKT 494Special Topics
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 595Continuing Registration
FAS 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 270Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC 792Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 598Special Topics
FAS 598Special Topics