Claire M. Williams, PhD

Claire M. Williams

Overview

Professional Overview: 

Department Chair & Graduate Program Director

Department: 
School of Liberal Arts » Graduate Kinesiology
School of Liberal Arts » Kinesiology
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Office
St. Joseph Hall - 105

Contact:
Phone: 925-631-4812
Email: cmw9@stmarys-ca.edu
Mail: PMB 4500

Education

PhD Sport Humanities, The Ohio State University, 2010
Concentration in Sport Management & Minor in Women's Studies

MA Sport Humanities, The Ohio State University, 2007

BA Government, Smith College, 2003

Courses Taught

KINES 20: Introduction to Sport & Recreation Management

KINES 106: Women in Sport

KINES 108: Legal & Administrative Issues

KINES 330: Supervision & Legal Aspects

BUSAD 130: Sports Marketing

Jan Term: Sport & Sexuality

Service

Selected Service (Saint Mary's College)

Academic Honor Council (2011-present)

American Diversity & Global Perspectives Working Group (2015-2017)

First Year Advising Cohort (FYAC) (2012-2016)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (2014-2016)

January Term Committee (2016-2018)

Justice, Community, & Leadership (formerly Liberal & Civic Studies) Advisory Board (2012-2015)

Social, Historical, Cultural Understanding Working Group (2013-2015)

Selected Service (Professional)

Professional Activities Chair, Western Society for the Physical Education of College Women (2012-2014, 2015-2017)

Judge, Linda Riddle/SGMA Endowed Scholarship, Women’s Sports Foundation (2012, 2013, 2016)

Affiliate Member, Center for Sport & Social Justice, California State University, East Bay (2014-present)

Presentations

Selected Peer Reviewed Presentations

Williams, C. (2014). “Using Murderball (2005) to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Spectator Motivation Factors and Sports Consumption Behaviors” at the Teaching & Learning Fair at the North American Society for Sport Management annual conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Williams, C. & Fields, S. (2012). “Relative Success in D.C.: WNBA Mystics and WUSA/WPS Freedom” at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport annual conference. New Orleans, LA.

Williams, C. (2012). “Title IX Turns 40: Women in Athletic Administration” at the Saint Mary’s College of California Wo/Men’s Conference. Moraga, CA.

Williams, C. & de Wilde, A. (2011). “YouTube Activity: Social Responsibility, Marketing, and Female Athletes” at the Teaching & Learning Fair at the North American Society for Sport Management annual conference. London, Ontario, Canada.

Williams, C. (2010). “Buying What’s for Sale?: Running, Flirting, and Fashion” at the Western Society for Physical Education of College Women annual conference. Pacific Grove, CA.

Williams, C. (2010). “Vanity has its Benefits: Running Skirts and the Hetero-normalization of the Active Female Body” at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport annual conference. San Diego, CA.

Selected Poster Presentations

Pierpoint, L.A., Williams, C.M., Fields, S.K., & Comstock, R.D. (2015). “Injuries in US Track & Field High School Student-Athletes, 2008/09-2013/14” at the Society for Epidemiological Research Annual Conference. Denver, CO.

Williams, C. (2011). “Standing Out to Fit In: ‘Fastinistas’ Hit the Road” at the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport & Physical Activity Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Publications

Book Chapter

Williams, C. (In press). “Bay to Breakers: The Original Fun Run.” In San Francisco Bay Area Sports, M. Smith & R. Liberti (Eds.). Fayetteville, AR: The University of Arkansas Press.

Williams, C. & Fields, S. (2015). “Between the Lines: Women’s Sports and the Press in Washington, DC.” In DC Sports: The Nation’s Capital at Play, D.K. Wiggins & C. Elzey (Eds.). Fayetteville, AR: The University of Arkansas Press.

Encyclopedia Entry

Chawansky, M. & Williams, C. (2009). “Sports.” In LGBTQ America Today: An Encyclopedia (Vol. 3, pp. 1156-1161). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)

Pierpoint, L.A., Williams, C.M., Fields, S.K., & Comstock, R.D. (2016). Epidemiology of Injuries in United States High School Track and Field: 2008-2009 through 2013-2014. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(6), 1463-1468. DOI: 10.1177/0363546516629950.

Williams, C. (2007). “Sexual Orientation Harassment and Discrimination: Legal Protection for Student-Athletes.” Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 17(2), 253-283.

Newsletter

Williams, C. (2008). “Student-Athletes Facing Sexual Orientation Harassment or Discrimination Have Legal Recourse.” Legal Issues in College Athletics, 9(4), 3-4.