Peter Donnelly, University of Toronto

Physical Education and Health Professor Toronto, Ontario peter.donnelly@utoronto.ca Mobile: (905) 617-6020
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Peter Donnelly is currently Director of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies, and a professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, at the University of Toronto. He was born in Chester, England, studied physical education as an undergraduate, and taught school for several years. In 1969...

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Bio/Research

Peter Donnelly is currently Director of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies, and a professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, at the University of Toronto. He was born in Chester, England, studied physical education as an undergraduate, and taught school for several years. In 1969, he moved to the United States where he completed undergraduate studies in New York City, and then received Masterís and Massachusetts. In 1976, he moved to Canada, where he taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1976ñ79 and at McMaster University from 1980ñ98. He was the second editor of the Sociology of Sport Journal, and served as President of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport in 2000. His research interests include sport politics and policy issues (including the area of sports), sport subcultures, and mountaineering (history). He has published numerous scholarly articles on those and other topics. Recent books include: Taking Sport Seriously: Social Issues in Canadian Sport (1997; 2nd edition, 2000), and Inside Sports (with Jay Coakley, 1999). His current sporting interests include rock climbing/mountaineering (continually proving the inverse relationship between age and risk-taking), hiking, and skiing; he is a novice golfer, and is now enjoying life as an ìempty nester.î



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