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Jan Boxill, Ph.D.
With a specialization in social and political philosophy, ethics and feminism theory, Associate Chair of Philosophy Jan Boxill discusses the moral function sport serves, sport as an art form, and sport as a microcosm of society. Boxill has blended academics with her love of sports, serving as the public address announcer for the University women's basketball and field hockey teams and as radio commentator for women's basketball games.
At the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Professor Boxill was one of four public address announcers and the first and only woman to serve in that capacity. She announced twenty-five games - several for the men's USA Dream Team and all the medal round games for women. Professor Boxill is currently serving as the President of the International Association for Philosophy of Sport.
· The Moral Significance of Sports: How Sports Reflect and Affect Society
· Game Plan for Success: How to Turn Dreams into Reality
· Announcing for the Dream Team: How I Got the Gold
· Ethics in Sports: Developing Respect for Self and Others
· Sport as a Public Forum for Ethics
"Jan is a simply delightful person and a pleasure to be around. Her insight into the issues surrounding athletics is dead on target. She did a fantastic job.
Student Assistance Program, Whiteville City Schools on Jan Boxill