Deane A. Lamont

Overview

Department: 
School of Liberal Arts » Kinesiology
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Contact Information: 

Office
106 Saint Joseph Hall

Contact:
Phone: 925 631-4024
Fax: 631-4965
Email: dlamont@stmarys-ca.edu
Mail: P.O. Box 4500

Education

  • Ph.D Human Biodynamics, University of California at Berkeley, 1996
  • M.A. Kinesiology, Saint Marys College, 1990
  • B.S. Human Performance, San Jose State University, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Saint Mary’s College of California, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, 2000 to present
  • Saint Mary’s College of California, Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology, 1995-2000
  • University of California, Berkeley, Teaching Associate, Department of Human Biodynamics, 1992-1995
  • University of California, Berkeley, Research Associate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 1992

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • Kinesiology 10: Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Kinesiology 111: History of Sport & Exercise
  • Kinesiology 131: Sport, Religion & Social Justice
  • Collegiate Seminar Program
  • January Term travel courses to Turkey, Greece & Italy

Service

Represented Saint Mary's College of California at the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference, Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, June 2018 

Represented Saint Mary's College of California at the International Association of Lasallian Universities Leadership Program, Rome, Italy, June 2017 

Book Talk & Signing, Laurel Books, Oakland, California, April 2017

Member, Saint Mary’s College of California’s Admissions & Academic Regulations Committee, 2012-2014

Senator, Saint Mary’s College of California’s Academic Senate, 2007-08, 2013

Editor for the Physical Activity and Fitness section of the Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 2008-10

Reviewer, Program Abstracts and Symposia, Research Consortium, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, 2008-09

Saint Mary’s College of California, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, 2003-2007

Saint Mary’s College of California, Program Director, Graduate Program in Kinesiology, 1998-2000 and 2006-2007

Member, Saint Mary’s College of California’s School of Liberal Arts Chairs’ Committee, 1998-2000, 2003-2007

Member, Saint Mary’s College of California’s LEAP Program Steering Committee, 2006-07.

Chair, Search Committee for ranked hires in Department of Kinesiology, 2003-2004, 2004-05, and 2005-06

Member, Saint Mary’s College of California’s Athletic Review Task Force, 2003-04

Referee, Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness Monograph Series, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02

Member, Saint Mary’s College of California’s Educational Policies Board, 2000-01

Member, Saint Mary’s College of California’s Graduate Policies Committee, 2000-01

Faculty Library Liaison, Saint Mary’s College of California, 1998-2000

Moderator, “Changes, Challenges, and Choices” session at the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 1999

Faculty member of the Saint Mary’s College of California’s Equity, Welfare & Sportsmanship Committee for N.C.A.A. Recertification, 1999

Saint Mary’s College of California’s faculty representative, N.C.A.A. Title IX Conference, May 1999, Chicago, Illinois

Keynote Responder, Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 1998

Member, Saint Mary’s College of California’s Search Committee for Health & Wellness Educator position, 1998

Member, Steering Committee, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1997-98

Faculty Moderator, Saint Mary’s College of California, N.C.A.A. Division I Men’s Soccer team, 1998-2016

Vice-President (Recreation), San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1990-91

Head Coach, Saint Mary’s College Men’s Club Soccer team, 2012 to 2018

Coach, De La Salle High School Soccer Program, 2011 to present

Mentor, College is Real program, Richmond High School, California, 2009-12

Presentations

Refereed Presentations

“Oakland, California: America’s Healthiest City!”  The 2009 North American Society for Sport History Conference, University of North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina

“Segregation, Integration, and Boycott: Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of San Francisco and Saint Mary’s College.”  The 2008 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference “Sport and Peace/Social (in)Justice,” Denver, Colorado

“Black Athlete Power at Saint Mary’s College of California.”  The 2008 University of Toronto Centre for Sport Policy Studies conference “To Remember is to Resist: 40 Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008.”  University of Toronto, Canada

“Sport at U.S. Catholic Colleges: Mission versus Money.” The 2007 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Baltimore, Maryland           

“Sport at U.S. Catholic Colleges: The Place of the Black Athlete.” The 2006 Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

“Under Californian Skies: Pierre de Coubertin’s Visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, 1893.”  The 2004 North American Society for Sport History Conference, Asilomar, California

“The Role of Sport in the Development of Oakland's Saint Andrew’s Society.”  The 2000 North American Society for Sport History Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada

“Health, Character, and Boosterism in Nineteenth-Century Oakland, California” The 1997 Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

“Sporting and Recreational Pursuits in Oakland, California, 1850-1900.”  The 1995 North American Society for Sport History Conference, California State University, Long Beach, California

“Running Events in Ancient Sumer.”  The 1993 North American Society for Sport History Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Guest Lectures

“A History of the Female Body, Exercise & Sport” in Kinesiology 106 (Women in Sport) Saint Mary’s College of California, 2010 to present

“Sport and Health in Early Oakland, California” sabbatical presentation, Saint Mary’s College of California, April 2010

“A Saint Mary’s College Sport History” in Kinesiology 10 (Introduction to Kinesiology), Saint Mary’s College of California, October 2008

Tom Brown’s Schooldays: A Guide for Masculinity in Victorian Britain and America” in “Sports Fiction” class.  January Term Program, Saint Mary’s College of California, January 2007

 “Title IX: Civil Rights Legislation” in “Women, Sport and Society” class. January Term Program, Saint Mary’s College of California, January 2005

“Seventeenth-Century Puritan Attitudes toward Sport and Physical Recreations on the Sabbath.”  Mayflower Society of San Francisco, Spring, 2001

“The Physical Culture of Puritan New England.”  Mayflower Society of Contra Costa County, Spring, 1999

“The Historiography of Physical Culture” in the Graduate Research Methods seminar, Department of Kinesiology’s graduate program, Saint Mary’s College of California, Summer, 1998, 1999, and 2004

“Modern American Public Health: Relationships between Educational Attainment, Risky Health Behavior, and the Healthcare System.”  Department of Environmental Studies, San Jose State University, Fall 1998

“Title IX and College Athletics” (with Thomas Bowen, Associate Athletic Director, University of California, Berkeley) in the Administration and Legal Issues seminar, Department of Kinesiology’s graduate program, Saint Mary’s College of California, Summer, 1998

“Women, Sport, and Vigorous Physical Activity: A History of Exclusion and Restriction?”  January Term Program, Saint Mary’s College of California, January, 1997

“The Games-Playing Phenomenon at Nineteenth-Century English Public Schools: A Precursor to American Collegiate Sport.”  Department of Human Biodynamics Seminar Series, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 1996

“Physical Contests in an Ancient Near-Eastern Culture: A Comparison with Greece and Rome.”  Department of Kinesiology, San Francisco State University, Fall 1993

Publications

  • Refereed Publications
  • “Oakland’s Nineteenth Century Parks and Resorts: ‘Lungs of the City, Commercial Sporting Venues, and Instruments of Civic Boosterism” a chapter in San Francisco Bay Area Sports: Golden Gate Athletics, Recreation and Community (Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 2017)
  • America’s “Healthiest” City: A History of Early Oakland, California (Saarbruken, Germany: VDM, 2010)

  • “Oakland: The Bay Area’s Playing Field” Journal of the West, 48, No. 2 (Spring 2009)

  • “A Multi-Year Survey of Physical Activity among College Students, their Families, and Friends” Californian Journal of Health Promotion 6 No. 2 (2008)
  • “Pierre de Coubertin in San Francisco” Journal of Olympic History, 13, No. 3 (September 2005)

  • Contributor, Historical Dictionary of African Americans in Sport (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2002)

  • “Under Californian Skies: Pierre de Coubertin’s Visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, 1893” BASOC Newsletter, Spring 2002

  • Sport and Leisure in the Building of an Urban Community: Oakland, California, California 1850-1906 (Eugene, OR: Microform Publications, University of Oregon, 2001)

  • “Health, Character, and Boosterism in Nineteenth-Century Oakland, California” Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness Monograph Series (Pullman, WA: Washington State University, 1997)

  • “Running Phenomena in Ancient Sumer,” Journal of Sport History 22, No. 3 (Fall 1995)

  • “Undergraduate Student Recruitment and Retention and the Centralized On-Campus Recreational Sports Facility,” National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Journal 16, No. 1 (Fall 1991)  

  • Book Reviews

  • Kathryn Jay, More than Just a Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945 (New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 2004) in Journal of Sport History, 31, No. 2 (Winter 2005)

  • Margaret Gatz, Michael A. Messner, and Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, eds.   Paradoxes of Youth and Sport (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2002) in the International Journal of the History of Sport, 21, No. 1 (January 2004)

  • Ben Carrington and Ian McDonald, eds., Race, Sport and British Society (London: Routledge, 2001) in the International Journal of the History of Sport, 19, No. 4 (December 2002).

Honors, Awards & Grants

Honors: 
  • Represented Saint Mary's College of California at the International Association of Lasallian Universities Leadership Program, Rome 2017   
Awards: 
  • Western Society of Kinesiology and Wellness Young Scholar Award, 1997-98
  • University of California, Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor for Research Award, 1995-96
  • University of California Regent’s Fellow, 1994-95
  • University of California, Berkeley’s Franklin Henry Fellowship Award, 1993-94, 1994-95
  • University of California, Berkeley’s Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 1993-94
Grants: 
  • Multiple Saint Mary's College of California Faculty Development Grants

 

 

 

 

 

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 

Deane Lamont was born in Plymouth, England but has lived in the United States for over 30 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, exercise and sport. He has a particular interest in urban sport and the experiences of African Americans in college athletics. 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 book, America's “Healthiest” City: A History of Early Oakland, California was published in 2010. In 2017, his chapter “Oakland’s Nineteenth-Century Parks and Resorts: ‘Lungs of the City,’ Commercial Sporting Venues, and Instruments of Civic Boosterism” was published in the University of Arkansas Press’ sport history anthology San Francisco Bay Area Sports: Golden Gate Athletics, Recreation and Community. He has presented his scholarship at numerous regional, national, and international academic conferences and professional meetings. Professor Lamont teaches his home department’s introductory course and upper division classes in sport history and sport and social justice; he is also a seminar leader in the Saint Mary's College Collegiate Seminar Program. In 2014, 2016 and 2018, Professor Lamont took January Term classes to Turkey, Greece and Italy to retrace the steps of Homer’s heroes and visit ancient Olympia and the other archaeological sites used for ancient Greek athletics and Roman sport. Dr. Lamont has been undergraduate chair of Kinesiology, directed its graduate program, and served 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 soccer, golf, running, SCUBA, but alas no longer rugby. He enjoys international travel with his wife and is a passionate supporter of Manchester United. Professor Lamont is an active volunteer in his local community. He gives his time as a soccer head coach at De La Salle High School and with the men’s club soccer team at Saint Mary’s College. He has also mentored aspiring at-risk prospective first-generation college students in Richmond, California. In the summer of 2017, Professor Lamont represented Saint Mary’s College at the International Lasallian University Leadership Program in Rome, Italy.