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Dr. Demetrius Pearson


Associate Professor of Health & Human Performance
Department of Health & Human Performance

Phone: (713) 743-9849

Fax: (713) 743-9860

Office: 104P Garrison



  • B.A. Lincoln University (PA)
  • M.A. Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Ed.D. University of Houston (TX)

Selected Publications

  • Pearson, D. W.  (in press).  Black in the saddle:  The best bull rider you never saw. Africana Studies: A View on Social Science Research, Vol. 3.
  • Pearson, D. W.  (2007).  A legacy denied:  Shadow riders of the American west.  Minority Executive Report, 2 (3), 3.
  • Pearson, D. W.  (2004).  Shadow riders of the subterranean circuit: A descriptive account of Black  rodeo in the Texas Gulf Coast region.  Journal of American Culture, 27 (2), 190-198.
  • Pearson, D. W., & Haney, C. A.  (1999).  The rodeo cowboy as an American icon: The perceived social and cultural significance.  Journal of 
    American Culture, 22 (4), 17-21.  (Published April 2001).
  • Haney, C. A., & Pearson, D. W.  (1999).  Rodeo injuries as a function of uncontrolled risk factors.  Journal of Sport Behavior, 22, 443-466.
  • Pearson, D. W., & Haney, C. A.  (1999).  The rodeo cowboy: Cultural icon, athlete or entrepreneur?  Journal of Sport and Social Issues,23, 308-327.

Research Interests

  • Early and Contemporary Sport Forms
  • Depictions and Characterizations of Sport
  • Sport Program Administration and Professional Preparation


  • Socio-Cultural and Historical Aspects of Kinesiology and Sport
  • Sport and Fitness Administration