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Dr. Gary Sailes  

Gary Sailes, Ph.D. is an award winning Associate Professor of Sport Sociology in the Department of Kinesiology.

Gary Sailes, Ph.D. is an award winning Associate Professor of Sport Sociology in the Department of Kinesiology and Adjunct Professor in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University as well as a member of the N4A Research Committee.  Doc has conducted extensive research on the campus experiences of the student athlete.  He has written seven books, over fifty published articles and led two Congressional hearings addressing the problems facings today’s student athlete.  Doc has built his consulting activities based on the disclosures of his research and from his experiences as a college Division I student athlete, coach, mentor and advisor.  He realized that current life skills applications do not address all the problems facing college student athletes and discovered they need to be better prepared to manage the stress that accompanies their unique campus experience and beyond.

    Doc has appeared on national and international television and radio, is quoted extensively in the press and has presented at over a hundred colleges, universities and professional sports teams and organizations across the country and abroad.  His popular teaching style combined with his knowledge of the student athlete experience led to the creation of his award winning unconventional student athlete development education program.

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