history of African American participation in sport, sport biography, race and ethnic issues in contemporary sport
Dr. Wiggins is Director of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. He has held numerous positions in professional organizations, including serving as Editor of the Journal of Sport History, History and Philosophy Section, Editor of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Editor of Quest. He has been involved in a number of consultantships and media initiatives; given many invited lectureships; and made numerous scholarly presentations at state, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Wiggins has published scholarly articles, book chapters, and several books on the history of sport, particularly as it relates to the involvement of African American participation in sport and physical activity. He is a three-time recipient of the Research Writing Award for outstanding scholarship from Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and a Fellow of the Research Consortium of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and is an Active Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.