Eric Stone


Eric Stone

Contact Info

BU 131E


Ph.D (ABD) Physical Cultural Studies University of Maryland, College Park (proj. 2023)

M.A. in Early Modern European History University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 2011

B.A. History York College of Pennsylvania, 2009

Areas of Expertise

Sport for development and peace

Sport-based youth development

Urban communities and sport

Qualitative methods

Historical methods


Eric A. Stone is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland completing his dissertation in the Department of Kinesiology with a concentration in physical cultural studies. He joins Towson University as a lecturer after two stints as an adjunct faculty member. His work focuses on examining the role of sport as a vehicle for youth and community development within urban contexts. He is also interested in the role of urban greenspace as a site of transformational possibility in making cities, physical activity and recreation/leisure more equitable and just. He obtained a B.A. in history in 2009 from York College of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. with merit in early modern European history in 2011 from the University of Sussex in the city of Brighton, UK.

Eric’s teaching interests center on helping students learn to apply critical thinking and communication skills in the context of sport management, kinesiology and physical cultural studies. He has taught courses on sport and globalization, sport in American Society, history of sport in the United States, history of physical culture, sport and science in America, sport for development and more. 


Journal Publications

  • Stone E.A. and Roberts J.D. (2020). Park Spaces and the User Experience: Reconsidering the Body in Park Analysis Tools. Journal of Nature and Culture, 15(2). . 
  • Roberts J.D., Tehrani S.O., Isom R., Stone, E.A., Garcia V.N. (2020). A Case-Comparison Study Protocol for Gauging Effects of Neighborhood Trends and Sickness: Examining the Perceptions of Transit-Induced Gentrification in Prince George's County. BMJ Open. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039733.​ 
  • Mower, R.L., Stone, E.A. and Wallace, B. (2023). Conformity and delinquency: Surveillance, sport, and youth in the Charm City. Leisure Sciences, 45(5), 431-450. 

Book Chapters

  • Stone, E.A., Posbergh, A. and Wallace, B.T. (2023, forthcoming) 25. Reimagining Physical Cultures of Proximity and Precarity During the COVID-19 Pandemic. D.L. Andrews, H. Thorpe, and J.I. Newman, eds. Sport and Physical Culture in Global Pandemic Times: COVID Assemblages.


  • KNES 285: Sport: Cross-Cultural Perspective 
  • KNES 353: Sport in Society 
  • TSEM 102: Towson Seminar