Eastern Michigan University
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Brenda Riemer

Associate Professor

Brenda Riemer 319N Porter

734.487.7120 Ext. 2745


Home Department

College of Health & Human Services


B.S.   Kinesiology  UCLA  1982
M.S.   Kinesiology   University of Illinois  1986
Ph.D.  Kinesiology  Michigan State University  1995

Interests and Expertise

My research interests, publications, and expertise are in the umbrella category of Gender and Sport.  My current research focuses on how current student athletes interprete Title IX, and the mentoring experiences of women faculty members.

Publications and Presentations

Sample Publications

Riemer, B.A. & Visio, M.E. (2003).  Gender typing of sports: An investigation of Metheny's classification.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 74 (2), 193-204.

Riemer, B.A., Beal, B., & Schroeder, P. (2000).  The influences of peer and university culture on female student athletes: Perceptions of career termination, professionalization, and social isolation.  Journal of Sports Behavior, 23, 364-378.

Riemer, B.A. (1997).  Lesbian identity formation and the sporting environment.  Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 6, 83-107.

Riemer, B.A., & Feltz, D.L. (1995).  Sport appropriateness and image congruency on the status of female athletes.  Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 3, 1-10.

Danzey-Bussell, L.A. & Riemer, B.A. (2012, May).  We’re all in this together:  Gendered role identification in mentor-protégé relationships.  Presented at the North American Society for Sport Management.  Seattle, WA. 

Danzey-Bussell, L.A. & Riemer, B.A. (2011, November).  What women want, what women need:  Mentoring development, not gender.  Presented at the Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.  Minneapolis, MN.

Danzey-Bussell, L.A., Gray, D., Riemer, B., Staurowsky, E., & Williams, J., Brimecombe, M. (2011, June).  Seeking six degrees of separation: Women mentoring women with the transition to the Professoriate.  Presented at the North American Society for Sport Management, London, Ontario.

Riemer, B.A. & Wainwright, S. (2011, January).  Ponytails and diamonds:  The female apologetic in collegiate softball.  Presented at the Fourth Annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics in Conjunction with the NCAA Annual Convention.  San Antonio, TX.

Courses Taught

  • WGST 202: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality