Dr. Rhema Fuller, assistant professor of sport management at Alfred State College, recently presented a research paper entitled “A Tipping Point?: The Impact of Stereotypes and Racial Discrimination on the Academic Outcomes of African American Male College Athletes,” at the 2012 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Specifically, his research was presented during the “Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics” portion of the convention. The research examined the effects of stereotypes and perceived racial discrimination on the academic self-concept (i.e., beliefs and perceptions about one’s own academic abilities) and academic achievement (i.e., grade point average) of African American male college athletes.
Fuller, who holds a PhD in sport management, an MA in education, and a BS in business administration, all from the University of Connecticut, joined the Alfred State faculty in fall 2011. He is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management and the American Education Research Association. The Coca (FL) high school graduate is married to the former Loren Darrington.