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David Hunt, PhD - Augusta University. Augusta, GA, US

David Hunt, PhD

Associate Professor, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences | Augusta University


Dr. David Hunt researches education, school transformation and teaches courses in sociology, education, religion, and social stratification.



Areas of Expertise (6)

Sociology of Education

Sociology of Religion

Sociology of Sport

Methods of Social Research

Youth and Society


Affiliations (4)

  • Research Methods Curriculum Committee: Committee Member
  • Research Methods Curriculum Committee: Committee Member
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee: Committee Member
  • Faculty Council: Committee Member

Media Appearances (4)

Benefits of kids joining clubs and sports during school

WRDW  tv


The school year is in full swing for students in our area, but one question parents may have is whether should sign their kids up for extracurricular activities. If you haven’t thought about signing up your student for a sport or club, there still may be time. Dr. David Hunt with Augusta University joins us to talk about the pros of joining clubs and sports. He says there’s not really a right time to get kids involved in clubs and sports. He says it depends on their age, the type of activity, and the child’s interests. And he adds it’s beneficial to try all kinds of things to see what they enjoy the most.

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Augusta National Women’s Amateur makes history

FOX 54 News  


AUGUSTA (WFXG) - Dr. David Hunt, professor of sociology at Augusta University, talks with Stephanie Lopez about the significance of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

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More Women Playing Fantasy Football



Although this statistic may be surprising to some, Dr. David Hunt, sociology of sport expert and associate professor of sociology at Georgia Regents University, says this is a positive sign as it is proof the playing field is beginning to level out. “Research shows fantasy sports are moving away from being a male dominated game and, with the Internet giving us new ways to access player stats, more people will join leagues so they can feel more a part of their favorite sport,” said Hunt.

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Dr. David Hunt Named New Faculty Athletic Representative

Augusta University Athletics  


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University announced that Dr. David Hunt will serve as the new Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) for GRU Athletics starting for the 2015-16 academic year. "I am excited about this opportunity to continue to work with athletics at Georgia Regents University,” Dr. Hunt said. “I look forward to working with university leaders, faculty, the athletic department, and our fine student-athletes to ensure the student-athletes' well-being and the academic integrity and institutional control of the athletics program."

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Articles (1)

It is (more) about the students: Faculty motivations and concerns regarding teaching online

Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration

H David Hunt, Kim Davies, Deborah Richardson, Georgina Hammock, Maureen Akins, Laura Russ

2014 There is increasing interest, if not demand, from universities and students for faculty to teach using online technologies. However, many faculty members are reluctant to teach online. In this paper, we examine data collected from a broad range of faculty (part-time, tenure track, new and more experienced, in education, business, and liberal arts) to explore the relationship between faculty attitudes, experiences, self-perceived preparedness, and concerns about teaching online courses.