Andrew R. Meyer, Ph.D.

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Sport Foundations

Research Area

  • Contemporary American Sport Culture and Religion
  • Muscular Christianity
  • Radical Orthodoxy
  • Sport Media
  • 'For-Cause" Athletic Events
  • Endurance Athletes and Spiritual Experiences
  • Sport Disability and Health

Current Courses Taught

  • HP 5374 Sport in Social Context {Graduate}, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • HP 5370 Sport Psychology {Graduate}, 2011-2013
  • HP 4369 Sport Psychology {Undergraduate}, 2011-2014
  • HP 4396 Religion and Sport {Undergraduate}, 2012-2014

Select Publications

Meyer, A.R. & Umstattd Meyer, M. R. (2017). “Doing Good with my Body: Physical Philanthropy through Physically Active Participation in Charity Sport Events.” The International Journal of Sport and Society. 8(1), 51-67.

Meyer, A.R., Wynveen, C.J., & Gallucci, A.R. (2017) “The Contemporary Muscular Christian Instrument: A Scale Developed for Contemporary Sport.” International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 52(5), 631-647

Meyer, A. R. & White, J. B. (2016) “How Can We Help? The Role of the Church and other Religious Organizations When the Games Come to Town.” Practical Theology. (3), 196-212.

Meyer, A. R. (2014) Invited Book Review. Watson, N., & Parker, A. (2014) “Sports and Christianity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.” New York: Routledge. For Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

Meyer, A. R. & Watson, N.J. (2014) Radical Orthodoxy and the Emergence of Spiritual Hero-Athletes: Examining Lance Armstrong's "Illness" Narrative. Journal of Disability & Religion. 18(2), 157-172.

Meyer, A. R. (2013) “Digital Sport Fan Media, Lance Armstrong, and Virtual Communities.” In Batchelor, B. and Coombs, D. (Eds.) American History through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme Sports Vol. 3 (pp. 255-278). Oxford: Praeger.

Meyer, A. R. (2012) “Radical Orthodoxy & Lance Armstrong: Shedding Light on Sport as a Religious Experience.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. 24(3), 449-462.

Meyer, A. R. (2012) “Muscular Christian Themes in Contemporary American Sport: A Case Study.” The Journal of the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies. 2(1), 15-32.

Education & Training

PhD University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Department of Kinesiology & Community Health
    May 2010 Major - Kinesiology
    Cognate - Cultural, Pedagogical, & Interpretive Sport Studies 
    Dissertation: Contemporary American Sport, Muscular Christianity,
         Lance Armstrong and Religious Experience

MS University of Montana
    August 2003 Major - Philosophy
    Concentration - Teaching Ethics
    Thesis: Moral Requirements for Today’s Professional Athletes

BS Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
    May 2001 Major - Philosophy

Contact Information

Baylor University
College of Health & Human Sciences, HHPR
One Bear Place #97313
Waco, TX 76798-7313

Office: Rena Marrs McLean Gym 225
Phone: 254- 710 - 4030
Fax: 254 - 710 - 3527
EmailAndrew_Meyer@baylor.edu