Oct. 7, 2011
Heather L. Reid, professor and chair of philosophy at Morningside College, was a supervising professor at the International Olympic Academy in Greece for the 18th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students that took place in September.
The International Olympic Academy is an academic center for the study of the Olympic Movement and its trends that is located in Ancient Olympia. It is operated by the Hellenic Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee as part of their educational mission. The seminar explored the history and philosophy of the Olympic Games with 35 postgraduate students from around the world.
Reid joined the Morningside faculty in 1996. She has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has received international recognition for her expertise on the philosophical foundations of the Olympic Games, and she has served as president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. She also is the author of "Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue,” “The Philosophical Athlete” and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters.