Associate Professor


  • Office Hours:

    Fall 2019 - By appointment only
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Associate Professor
  • Department:

    • Ethnic Studies
  • Education:

    • B.A. Colorado State University, M.A. Purdue University, Ph.D. Univeristy of Texas


Dr. Albert Bimper is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University in the Ethnic Studies Department. He also serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Inclusion, & Engagement in the Department of Athletics at CSU. Dr. Bimper completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as holds a M.S. in Sport Psychology from Purdue University and a B.S. in Health & Exercise Science from Colorado State University. Dr. Bimper’s origin of passion in the areas of sport, education and social justice stem from his own experiences as a former collegiate student athlete playing football at Colorado State, playing professionally for the Indianapolis Colts, and while serving student athletes as a coach and mentor. His research and pedagogical interests concern student athlete development, particularly the intersection of race and sport and how they are related to identity and the educational development of student athletes of color. Additionally, an aim of his research and teaching is to be an advocate for social justice and further develop culturally relevant and meaningful educational experiences for student athletes of color. Some of Dr. Bimper’s recent and forthcoming published work can be found in The Journal of Black Psychology, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Race, Ethnicity and Education, andQuest. Dr. Bimper has also made numerous scholarly presentations at a number of national conferences. Among some of his honors, he is a past recipient of the Graduate Diversity Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and a past Graduate Recruitment Fellow honored by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.

RESEARCH:The Intersections of Race and Sport Culture and Education; African American Experiences in Sport Culture; Diversity Issues in Sport and Sport Industries; Critical Race Theory, Student Athlete Identity Development; Sociocultural Influences in Sport and Institutions of Higher Education


Selected Publications:


Harrison, L., Jr. & Bimper, A., Jr. (2013). Race, Ethnicity, and Sport. In. M. Stodolska, K. J. Shinew, M. F. Floyd, & G. J. Walke (Eds.). Race, Ethnicity, and Leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Harrison, L., Jr., Sailes, G., Rotich, W. K., Bimper, A., Jr. (2011). Living the dream or awakening from the nightmare. In A. L. Brown & J. K. Donner (Eds.), The Education of Black Males in a “Post-Racial” World (pp. 91-101). New York: Routledge. [reprint]

Refereed Journal Articles

Bimper, A. Jr., (accepted). Lifting the veil: Exploring colorblind racism in Black student athlete experiences. Journal of Sport &Social Issues.

Bimper, A. Jr., (accepted, in press). Game Changers: The Role Athletic Identity and Racial Identity Play on Academic Performance. Journal of College Student Development.

Bimper, A. Jr., Harrison, L. Jr., & Clark, L. (2013). Diamonds in the rough: Examining a case of successful Black male student athletes in college sport. The Journal of Black Psychology, 39(2), 119-142.

Bimper, A. Jr., & Harrison, L., Jr. (2011). Meet me at the crossroads: African American Athletic and Racial Identity, Quest,63(3),275-288. (published by the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education)

Harrison, L., Jr., Sailes, G., Rotich, W. K., & Bimper, A., Jr. (2011). Living the dream or awakening from the nightmare: Race and athletic identity. Race Ethnicity and Education, 14(1), 91-103.


  • ETST 380A1 African American’s in Sports

  • ETST 380A3 Inclusive Sports Organizations