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Dr. Dave Ogden

Office: ASH 105D
Phone: 402.554.3132
Fax: 402.554.3836

Office Hours 2014

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


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B. S. - University of Nebraska at Omaha
M. A. - University of Nebraska at Omaha
Ph. D. - University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Research Interests

Youth Baseball
Baseball History & Culture

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Media Writing
Public Relations
Radio Productions

Select Publications and Presentations

“Major League Baseball and myth-making: Roland Barthes’ semiotics and the maintenance of image,” Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, Spring 2007 (in press).

“Are anti-spit tobacco campaigns striking out? A survey of Iowa and Nebraska college baseball players,” Great Plains Research Journal, 16(2), Fall 2006, 195-201.(co-authored with Dr. Mike Hilt, Dr. Teresa Lamsam, and Prof. Hugh Reilly)

“Josh vs. Satchel: Legends, their leveling effect and their cultural longevity,” Baseball/Literature/Culture, Essays 2004/2005, Peter Carino (ed.), Jefferson N.C.: McFarland & Company(2006).

“The history of black baseball at Forbes Field.” A chapter for the book, Forbes Field: Revisiting a Classic Ballpark, Angelo Louisa and David Cicotello (eds.), Jefferson N.C.: McFarland & Company (in press).

“Using Giddens’ structuration theory to examine the waning participation of African Americans in baseball” (co-authored with Dr. Randall Rose), Journal of Black Studies, 35(4), March 2005, 225-245.

“The welcome theory: An approach to studying African-American youth interest and involvement in baseball.” Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, 12(2), Spring 2004, 114-122.

“Lessons to be learned from Only the Ball Was White: Similarities between the Negro leagues and African-Americans in baseball today,” in Baseball/Literature/Culture, Essays 2002-2003, Pete Carino(ed.), Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, 2004, 157-165.