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Deane Lamont  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  


  • Urban Sport and Health
  • Olympism
  • Morality & Athleticism in Britain's Victorian Public Schools and Universities
  • Sport, Race & Gender at U.S. Catholic colleges

  • Deane Lamont was born in Plymouth, England but has lived in the United States for over 25 years. His secondary education was at Gordon's Boys School in England and Hermitage Academy in Scotland. Professor Lamont received his doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley and has been at Saint Mary's College since 1995. His scholarly interests focus on the sociohistorical aspects of health and sport. Dr. Lamont has published his research in various journals including the Journal of Sport History, the Californian Journal of Health Promotion, the Journal of the West, and the Journal of Olympic History. His first book, America's "Healthiest" City: A History of Early Oakland, California has just been published.  He has presented his scholarship at numerous regional, national, and international academic conferences and professional meetings. He is or has been a member of the North American Society for Sport History, the American Historical Association, the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness, and the British Society of Sport History. Professor Lamont teaches his home department's introductory course (Kinesiology 10) and undergraduate courses in Greek and Renaissance literature, sport history, and community health. He also leads Kinesiology's graduate-level seminar: Sociohistorical Analyses of Athletics. Dr. Lamont was chair of Kinesiology from 2003-2007 and has just concluded service as a Senator on the Saint Mary's College Academic Senate. He is currently at work on a book that has the provisional title: Sport at U.S. Catholic Colleges: The Spiritual meets the Secular. Professor Lamont maintains a healthy personal lifestyle through playing soccer and golf, running, and SCUBA. He enjoys international travel with his wife and son and is a passionate supporter of Manchester United. Dr. Lamont is an active volunteer in his local community. He gives his time as a youth soccer and rugby coach and referee and mentors aspiring first generation college students in Richmond, California. Professor Lamont also leads workshops that bring the science of human performance to high school and youth sport coaches, players and their families.
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