M. BLAIR THOMAS, PHD, MPH, MPA
Researcher / Writer / Speaker
RESEARCH, MEDIA, AND APPEARANCES
BLAIR'S WORK ON NIKE'S LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH NEW YORK & COMPANY APPEARS IN THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS BLOG
July 7, 2022
The 2019 ground-breaking licensing agreement between Nike and New York & Co. is described by the Oregon-based sports organization as the only “known partnership of its kind". In his latest blog post, Blair provides additional cultural context in his original research on the matter, which was published online in Public Administration Review in 2022.
WORLDS OF SPORT 2022
June 19, 2022
Driven by moving personal testimony by rape survivor and "Set the Expectation" founder Brenda Tracy, Blair shared the Worlds of Sport: Portland 2022 Toyota Big Stage with critically-acclaimed Oregon-based journalists and media personalities John and Anna Canzano for a panel discussion about race, college culture and politics.
DR. BLAIR THOMAS
June 9, 2022
"John Canzano brings on Dr Blair Thomas, a visiting professor at the University of Oregon. Thomas gives a preview of his upcoming appearance at the Worlds of Sport event; discussing race, culture, and politics in the sports industry" (Via "The Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano")
THE EROSION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP
In Public Administration Review
With Dr. James Wright, II (FSU)
In this dialogue, we explore the emergence of the Black American athlete as a key group in creating change within the administrative state, highlighted by the actions of LeBron James and Maya Moore as well as organizational support from both the NBA and the WNBA to combat social injustice across several settings. Finally, we assert that athletes play a powerful role in pushing forward the conversation around institutional and systemic racism in society.
DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION PHILOSOPHY
DEI PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
In the lab, the classroom and in the world we live in today, the needs of all college students is ever-changing. Now, more than ever, it is necessary for collegiate instructors across all formal titles and levels to discuss how they aim to effectively meet the needs of their students through their teaching and research. My statement can be accessed below
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