Dr. Joseph Spears has a terminal doctoral degree in sports management. He completed both masters and undergraduate degrees in interdisciplinary studies of Christian and Higher Education. He has held positions as a pastor, sport chaplain, adjunct professor of sport media and entertainment, teaching assistant, and currently as assistant professor of sport management and Faculty Athletic Representative at Bowie State University. These positions have allowed him to gain valuable experience leading and working with university faculty, staff, parents, undergraduate and graduate students in facilitating programs and compliance for both athletics and academics.
Dr. Spears believes that “spiritual fitness is the solution.” It is his goal to see diverse individuals coming together from all walks of life, regardless of race, denomination or economic status. Dr. Spears understands the need and importance of spiritually, socially and economically developing families and communities.
To that end, Dr. Spears utilizes sports to partner with other community organizations and leaders to provide educational and informational programs that promote the well-being of the entire community. Dr. Spears’ presentations at professional conferences are numerous and varied on sport industry topics. Dr. Spears’ research interest is sport and its impact on economic, religious institutions, their constituents and stakeholders.
Dr. Spears enjoys spending time with his wife and children. His sport background is long-distance road and trail running, biking, boxing and football. Through the use of sports he is actively involved in community and urban relations.