Dr. Joseph Spears has a terminal doctoral degree in sports management. Dr. Spears completed both masters and undergraduate degrees in interdisciplinary studies of Christian and Higher Education. Having held positions as a pastor, sport chaplain, adjunct professor of sport Media and Entertainment, teaching assistant, and currently an assistant professor of sport management at Bowie State University has allowed him to gain valuable experience leading and working with university faculty, staff, and parents, undergraduate and graduate students in facilitating programs.
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 understand 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 enjoy spending time with his wife and children. His sport background is long-distance road and trail running, mountain biking and boxing. Through the use of Sports he is actively involved in community and urban relations.