Jack W. Berryman, PhD, MA, MS

Short bio : 

Dr. Berryman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities and Adjunct Professor Emeritus in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Berryman earned a B.S. from Lock Haven State College, a M.S. and M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Berryman’s many contributions include serving as Editor of the Journal of Sport History (1977-84) and President of the North American Society for Sport History (1989-91). He coedited Sport and Exercise Science: Essays in the History of Sports Medicine, the first book in this field, in 1992. Dr. Berryman received the Distinguished Service Award for Exceptional Contributions from the North American Society for Sport History in 1996. For 30 years, Dr. Berryman taught a one-of-a-kind class on the history of sports medicine and was a devoted thesis and dissertation mentor. He published more than 60 peer-reviewed scholarly articles and book chapters and is a popular consultant for the media. Dr. Berryman is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Dr. Berryman has been singularly responsible for preserving the history of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as the organization’s official historian, Chair of the Office of Museum, History, and Archives, and author of Out of Many, One: A History of the American College of Sports Medicine (1995). He was invited to present the D.B. Dill Historical Lecture at the 1994 and the 2004 ACSM national meetings. Dr. Berryman’s work to record the history of ACSM and to honor the careers of ACSM’s leaders is preserved in the 10 volume DVD series, ACSM’s Distinguished Leaders in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science, his legacy to the organization and to the fields of sports medicine and exercise science. 

Dr. Berryman taught these courses:

  • BH 401 History of Modern Medicine (3)
  • BH 481 The Pursuit of Health in American Society (3)
  • BH 483 The Rise and Development of Sports Medicine (3)
  • BH 485 Concepts of the Body in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century America

To read more about Dr. Berryman's recognitions and awards, please click below:

  1.  Rule, Marsha, "A Conversation with Jack  Berryman." UW Today (October 25, 2007.)
  2. Matthew Roland, "Fly-Fishing Expert Presents Lecture for Distinguished Speaker Series," The Western Front (Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA) July 20, 2017.
  3. "Faculty Friday -- Jack Berryman," Interview for the University of Washington's Whole U Series, January 19, 2018.
  4. Karla Romero, "Students Learn of Ethics Accompanying Hunting and Fishing," The Daily Texan, January 24, 2018, page 3.
  5. Citation Award -- American College of Medicine, 64th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 2017; In recognition of lifetime achievements in the literature of sport history and the history of sports medicine and exercise science

Jack W. Berryman, PhD, MA, MS

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206-543-9123
berryman@uw.edu