Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Our Faculty and Staff: Adam Berg

Adam Berg, Ph.D.

AP Assistant Professor
237 C Coleman
(336) 334-3883
Curriculum Vitae

Classes taught

  • KIN 330 Critical Analyses for a Physically Active Society
  • KIN 351 History and Philosophy of Sport, Physical Activity, and Physical Education
  • KIN 352 Philosophy of Sport
  • KIN 630 Sport and Society – Social Inequalities

About Dr. Berg

Adam teaches courses related to the history, sociology, and philosophy of sport, exercise, and physical activity. His research employs historical and philosophical methods to explore the intersections of American sport, culture, and politics. He has published articles that touch on topics such as the metaphysics of games, meta-ethics in sport, the ethics of performance enhancement in sport, the ethics of dangerous sport, and the history of ultra-long distance hiking. He is currently working on a book about the 1976 Denver winter Olympics, titled “The Olympic Spirit of ’76: The Winter Games and the Politics of Growth.” Adam is an active member in the North American Society for Sport History and the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. He previously taught courses at Pennsylvania State University, California State University at Fullerton, and Manhattanville College. He received his master’s degree and Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.S. in Sport Management from Ithaca College.

Scholarly & Professional Keywords

American Sport History, Olympic History, Philosophy of Sport, Ethics in Sport, Philosophy of the Body