Ph.D. and M.A., University of Iowa
Mark Schuster received a Masters in Sport Psychology and Cultural Studies of Sport concurrently with his PhD coursework in Higher Education, both from the University of Iowa. For ten years, he taught Advanced Topics in Social Psychology: The Intersection of Sport and Sexuality. He has been working with Dena Seidel and Writer’s House to produce a student-made documentary on gay men in sport (see wh.rutgers.edu). Dean Schuster is affiliate faculty in American Studies, Psychology, and Women and Gender Studies. Mark teaches a course on Sport in American Culture and Culture Games: What Do Major Sporting Events Tell Us about Society and Culture? This past year, Mark presented with Patricia Griffin on LGBT athletes at the NCAA National Convention in Atlanta. He worked for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal; participated in the 1994 Gay Games in NYC; presented at the Montreal OUTGames in 2006, and will be presenting at the Vancouver OUTGames this summer.