Position: Adjunct Professor of Sport Law
Location: Shingleton 42
Phone: (540) 545-7366
BA, University of Connecticut in Sociology. MS, University of Connecticut in Sports Management. Currently in the Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech, Sociology with a concentration in Educational Law
Fields of Expertise:
- Sociology of Sport
- Educational Law
- Race and Sport
Former NFL athlete for the Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets
Featured in an article within the Diverse Issues of Higher Education Journal titled, “Opportunities Abound for Collegiate Athletes to Now Financially Benefit from the use of NIL (Name, Image and Likeness)”
Co-Founder of Collective Uplift which is an higher educational organization designed to educate, empower, inspire, and support individuals to maximize their holistic potential both within and beyond athletic contexts
Research interest involves the intersection between sport, educational law, and the impact of sport involvement on the holistic development of student-athletes.
DeShon lives in Winchester with his beautiful wife Gina, 2-year-old daughter Manaia, and his two dogs.