Bimper, assistant vice president of Student Athlete Support Services, focuses on student athlete development, specifically, the intersection of race and sports and how they are related to the educational development of student athletes of color.
One aim of his research in the Departmetn of Ethnic Studies is to further develop culturally relevant educational experiences for student athletes of color. He has published in numerous academic journals spanning the topic areas of intercollegiate athletics, education, cultural studies, and the sociology of sport. Bimper’s most recent publication is the book, “Black Collegiate Athletes and the Neoliberal State: Dreaming from Bended Knee.”
Bimper is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the Graduate Diversity Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.
Bimper received his B.S. in health and exercise science from CSU. He earned an M.S. in Sport Psychology from Purdue University and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, studying curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on cultural studies in education. Bimper played college football for Colorado State and professionally for the Indianapolis Colts.