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Andrew R. Meyer (PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2010) is currently an Assistant Professor at Baylor University teaching in the Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department. He holds a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois focused on Cultural, Pedagogical and Interpretive sport studies. His research examines the interplay between athletes, contemporary American sport culture and religion. More specifically, he examines how historical muscular Christian values and themes persist in contemporary American sport, and evidenced through media representations of athlete hero-icons. His dissertation examined muscular Christian themes found in the media characterization of American cyclist Lance Armstrong. His other research interests include muscular Judaism, Radical Orthodoxy, sport media, sport ideology in the contemporary social context, disability and health in religious contexts, and meaning creation at “for-cause” athletic events. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and he has contributed to several academic compilations focused on sport, religion and culture.