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Valerie Gin

Professor of Kinesiology

Chair, Department of Recreation, Sport and Wellness

B.S. Greenville College
M.S. Eastern Illinois University
Ed.D. Boston University

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After coaching collegiate volleyball and softball for 13 years, Dr. Gin continues her love of and interest in sports through researching and writing about sport ethics. She enjoys researching with students and creating engaging interactive class projects. Dr. Gin is a two-time recipient of the Gordon College Distinguished Faculty Award.  

Dr. Gin has traveled the globe lecturing in South Africa, Egypt, England, Singapore, Kenya, Zambia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, China, Korea, Qatar and India. She has published a number of articles and book chapters, and has co-authored two books: Focus on Sport in Ministry (2004) and When Girls Became Lions (2015). Dr. Gin is the founding co-chair of the Sports and Christianity Group, which wrote the "Declaration on Sport and Christian Life." She is also the co-editor of the Journal of Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies