Dr. Joshua R. Pate is an associate professor of Sport and Recreation Management in the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management. His research focuses on the experiences of individuals at the intersection of disability and sport. Dr. Pate assists and consults with the Global Sport Mentoring Program's Sport 4 Community, a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of State and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society that identifies emerging leaders in disability sport from around the world and partners them with a U.S.-based disability sport program for a five-week mentorship. At JMU, Dr. Pate teaches an undergraduate course in sport sociology and psychology where students study the relationship between sport and social class, race, ethnicity, gender, and ability. He collaborates with UREC to promote recreational wheelchair sport to students of all ability levels at JMU. Dr. Pate serves on the steering committee for JMU’s Disability Studies minor.

For a complete account of Dr. Pate’s teaching and scholarship, click here.

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