Myles Brand Era Special Issue Call for Papers

2020-10-15

Journal of Intercollegiate Sport 

Special Issue Call for Papers

The Myles Brand Era at the NCAA:  A Tribute and Scholarly Review

Guest Editors

Scott Kretchmar, Professor Emeritus, Penn State University

Peg Brand Weiser, Associate Professor Emerita, Indiana University and Laureate Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona

The Journal of Intercollegiate Sport will be publishing a special issue devoted to the living legacy of Myles Brand, the 4th president of the NCAA (2003-2009). Papers may address any aspect of Dr. Brand’s presidency—his philosophy, leadership style, initiatives, impacts, successes and challenges. Contributors are welcome to contact either guest editor if they have questions about a potential submission.  

Themes that authors may address include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Historical conditions that affected Brand’s tenure
  • Biographical aspects of Brand’s life that influenced his work as NCAA President
  • Similarities and differences between Brand’s leadership and that of other NCAA Presidents
  • A review of any of Brand’s three major initiatives: improving academic standards, increasing diversity, and assuring both academic and fiscal sustainability
  • A discussion of Brand’s leadership style and administrative strategies
  • The effect of Brand’s untimely death on the NCAA
  • The values that informed Brand’s leadership decisions
  • The significance of Brand’s background as Professor of Philosophy, President of Indiana University (1994-2002) and President of the University of Oregon (1989-1994) in shaping his NCAA presidency
  • Brand’s involvement in founding the NCAA Scholarly Colloquium (2008) and the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport
  • An analysis of Brand’s major speeches or any of his essays (available on a forthcoming website mylesbrand.com)
  • A discussion of how the post-Brand years at the NCAA were affected by his tenure
  • A critical analysis of Brand’s overall achievements as President of the NCAA

Submission Guidelines:

Manuscripts should follow the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (www.apa.org), and should be prepared in accordance with the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport “Authors Guidelines.” These guidelines and the submission portal are available here:

https://journals.ku.edu/jis/about/submissions

Manuscripts must not be submitted to another journal while they are under review by the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, nor should they have been previously published.

Manuscripts should be submitted no later than July 15, 2021 using the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport submission portal (https://journals.ku.edu/jis/about/submissions).

Authors should indicate in their cover letter that the submission is to be considered for the Special Issue on the Myles Brand Era.

Guest Editors – Contact Information

Scott Kretchmar: rsk1@psu.edu

Peg Brand Weiser: mbweiser@arizona.edu