Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave a presentation titled “Migration, Assimilation, and Sport: Historical Developments and Current Events” at the University of Copenhagen Summer School for graduate students on Aug. 27. In addition, he served as an advisor to several American and international students relative to the development of their doctoral dissertations.
Gems also wrote two essays in the August 2011 book, “Sports in America: From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century” (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe), and coauthored a chapter with Gertrud Pfister of the University of Copenhagen on College Sport to be published in a German book, titled “Amerikanischer Sport” (Munster, Germany: Waxman Verlag).
Gems has been a member of North Central College’s faculty since 1988. He earned his B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University, his M.S. from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.