Scott Brooks

Int Schl Dir (ACD) & Asc Profr
TEMPE Campus
Director, Research
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus


Scott N. Brooks is an associate professor with the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. In his role as associate director of the Global Sport Institute at ASU, Brooks acts as campus liaison and assists in the allocation of internal and external research grants, in addition to coordinating the Institute's research agenda and projects.

As a scholar, Brooks is primarily interested in: youth and sport; inequality in sport, coaching and leadership; and community based sports interventions. He has published in academic journals, edited volumes, and textbooks; been quoted and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Der Speigel, and SLAM magazine; and invited to speak on the topic of sport internationally. His book, "Black Men Can’t Shoot" (University of Chicago, 2009), tells the importance of exposure, networks, and opportunities towards earning an athletic scholarship. Additionally, Brooks has consulted the NFL, MLB, college and high school coaches and athletes; and is a senior fellow at the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Yale Urban Ethnography Project.


  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelors degree. University of California-Berkeley


Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
SOC 499 Individualized Instruction
FAS 595 Continuing Registration
FAS 795 Continuing Registration
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
SOC 270 Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC 792 Research
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SOC 598 Special Topics
FAS 598 Special Topics