J. Kenyatta Cavil
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J. Kenyatta Cavil

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Associate Professor
Health and Kinesiology
College of Education
Phone: 713-313-1965
Email:  caviljk@tsu.edu

Primary Research Focus
Academic Achievement
Biomechanical Engineering
Educational Leadership
Organizational Management and Sports Administration
Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Sports Culture Theory
The Sporting HBCU Diaspora
Leadership in HBCU Athletics
Intercollegiate Athletics Organizational Management
Sport Leadership & Administration
Tactical Analytics & Business Strategy

Professional Biography
Dr. Cavil is a prominent voice on the business and leadership of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and a specialist on the HBCU Sports Culture paradigm. He is the author of Early Athletic Experiences at HBCUs: The Creation of Conferences. From an Africana-centered framework of HBCU athletics, he teaches about consumer behavior in HBCU athletics, strategic management, vision and leadership in HBCU athletic programs, and the contextualization of critical race theory in the Sporting HBCU Diaspora. He has published research articles such as The State of Intercollegiate Athletics at Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs): Past, Present, & Persistence, completed commission studies such as, HBCU (A Minimum of Nine, A Maximum of 12) Football Reclassification & New HBCU FBS Conference Formation Study, presentations such as, Athletic Director’s Leadership Perception of Variable Determining the Effectiveness of Administering HBCU Athletic Programs, and a book chapter titled: The Case for Tennessee State as an expansion member of the SWAC: Economic Impact. Dr. Cavil has written articles for College Sporting News (CSN) and I-AA.org magazines. Recently, Cavil was also one of the four authors among Billy Hawkins, Joseph Cooper, and Akilah Carter-Francique which edited the textbook The Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Past, Present, and Persistence. He currently produces Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Sports Top 10 Mid-Major and Major Polls as well as the Dr. Cavil’s ‘Inside the HBCU Sports Lab” radio show. He is a HBCU sport business analyst on several radio programs across the country with the HBCU Sports Report.

Academic Degrees
Ed.D. Texas Southern University
M.S.   Texas Southern University
M.B.A. Texas Southern University
M.Ed.  Prairie View A&M
B.S.    Prairie View A&M

  Lillian B. Poats
College of Education
  Bernell Peltier-Glaze
  Associate Dean,
Academic Affairs, COE
  Jessica Davis
  Assistant Dean,
Student Affairs, COE
  Ingrid Haynes-Mays
  Interim Chair,
Curriculum & Instruction
  Candy Ratliff
  Interim Chair,
  Collette M. Bloom
  Interim Chair,
Ed. Admin & Foundations
  Dwalah Fisher
  Interim Chair,
Health & Kinesiology