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Eddie Comeaux

Professor of Higher Education Policy, University of California, Riverside

Eddie Comeaux is a professor and the founding executive director of CARE (Center for Athletes’ Rights and Equity) at UC Riverside, where racial equity and policy issues in higher education are central to his work. In addition to authoring more than 75 academic publications and reports, he has published five books, including College Athletes’ Rights and Well-Being: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017). His work has been featured or quoted in many major outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2019, Comeaux received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Research Focus on Education and Sport Special Interest Group. Prior to earning his Ph.D., he was drafted out of UC Berkeley in the amateur free draft by the Texas Rangers and spent four years playing professional baseball.

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The Fire This Time: Advancing Equity and Opportunity for Vulnerable Athletes in College Sports

Eddie Comeaux

Held May 5, 2022

Includes video