34 minutes | May 19, 2020

Season 2; Ep 44. FFIR Special w/ co-host David Hollander (FFIR)

Since 2011, Cameron Myler has been a member of the faculty at New York University's Tisch Institute for Global Sports, where her teaching and research is focused on legal and governance issues in Olympic and international sport. Cameron teaches students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. After retiring from Olympic competition, Cameron attended Boston College Law School. She practiced law for a decade in New York City, first at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and then at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. Cameron represented Olympic athletes, sports organizations and executives in regulatory, eligibility, anti-doping and ethics matters. Cameron was a member of the U.S. National Luge Team for 14 years, won the National Championships seven times, was named U.S. Female Luge Athlete of the Year nine times, and had the good fortune of representing the United States at four Olympic Games. In 1994, Cameron was elected by her teammates to carry the American flag at the Opening Ceremonies, which was both humbling and exciting. During her tenure on the National Team, she also won 11 World Cup medals. Trace Jordan is the Faculty Fellow-in-Residence in Senior House at West 13th Street. He is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Foundations of Science Inquiry program in the College Core Curriculum. In addition to offering science courses in the Core Curriculum, he teaches a CAS First-Year Seminar entitled “What is College For?” He is a three-time recipient of the Golden Dozen Teaching Award from CAS and received an FAS Teaching Innovation Award in 2020.  Trace earned a BSc in Applied Physics and an MSc in Laser Physics from the University of Essex (UK), an MA in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. He is a first-generation college student and a founding member of the Proud to be First initiative in CAS.  Trace plays the drums and enjoys performing at residence hall open mic nights! Michael Sean Funk is a proud alumnus of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, where he received his M.A. from the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology. In 2012, he received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Social Justice Education program. His dissertation, Making Something of It, explores The Untold Stories of Promising Black Males at a Predominately White Institution of Higher Education. He currently serves as coordinator of the M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Program where he teaches courses including Diversity in Higher Education, Leadership in Higher Education, Foundations of Higher Education, Internship Seminar, and Undergraduate Advising. University-wide, Dr. Funk resides as a Faculty Fellow in Residence at the first-year residence hall, Founders. Michael is also a Steinhardt Knowledge Partner that works with faculty to support efforts toward creating inclusive classroom settings. Additionally, he contributes as an Alternative-Senator for the Continuing Faculty Senate Council (C-FSC). Some of Dr. Funk’s noteworthy accomplishments and most proud moments include: receiving the Star Award in 2017 from NYU's Graduate Student Organization; selection into the inaugural cohort of the NASPA 2016, Emerging Faculty Leader Academy; recipient of the Senior Bertha Reynolds Fellowship at Smith College School for Social Work; Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and induction into his High School Hall of Fame for his work surrounding issues of social justice.
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