Emmett Gill, Ph.D.

Emmett Gill, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Emmett Gill, Ph.D., has worked at North Carolina Central University, the U.S. Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS), where he supervised men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes academic, social and athletic performance enhancement; and Rutgers University, as an assistant professor and faculty mentor for women’s basketball. While at NCCU, Gill developed the Student-Athletes Wellness Center; a collaboration between the MSW program and athletics. He is the president of the National Alliance of Social Workers in Sports, which promotes individual and community well-being through partnerships between the profession of social work and the field of athletics. Gill’s scholarship focuses on the intersection between social work and athletics and scandals in college sports.

Professional Interests

Sports social work, athletes mental health, scandals in college sports


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.S.W., Howard University
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd
STOP D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358