Emmett Gill, Ph.D., MSW, LMSW has nineteen years of experience in college and professional sports.
Emmett started at Rutgers University, as an assistant professor and faculty mentor for the Scarlet Knight women’s basketball in the aftermath of the Don Imus Rutger's women's basketball controversy. Afterwards, Dr. Gill developed the Student-Athletes Wellness Center at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) - a collaboration between the NCCU MSW program and intercollegiate athletics.
During his time in North Carolina, and in the midst of the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Gill started the Student-Athletes Human Right Project (SAHRP). While collaborating with close to 75 scholar-activists, Emmett advocated for college athletes at Colorado State, Illinois, UNC, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Washington State, College Of Charleston and more.
After leaving the SAHRP, Dr. Gill started the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports, which promotes individual and community well-being through partnerships between the social work profession and the field of athletics. Today, ASWIS is a 200-member organization with over 35 sport social workers in collegiate and professional sports.
Dr. Gill is the author of 27 peer-reviewed articles and he focuses on collegiate and professional sports scandals, the intersection between social work and athletics, and athletes mental health.
Please visit our page with our previous work to see some of Dr. Gill's social justice efforts in college sports.