PhD (Sport Sociology), University of Otago, 2004
MHK (Sport Management), University of Windsor, 1999
B.A. University of Western Ontario, 1996
Current Research1) Community-based participatory action research on the impacts of a new, ‘world-class’ arena and downtown entertainment district in Edmonton (SSHRC-funded through 2019).2) The provision and uses of inner-city sport-for-development and leisure opportunities in divided urban centres (CIHR-funded). 3) The political economy of sports broadcasting in the digital era (SSHRC-funded).4) The political debates over the construction of publicly-funded major league sports facilities and entertainment districts.
Dr. Scherer teaches a range of socio-cultural undergraduate courses, as well as a graduate course in Sport and Popular Culture.