An adjunct professor of sociology and social work at Long Island University -- Brooklyn Campus, Arthur Kimmel has taught and mentored hundreds of student-athletes in his decades-long college teaching career. His research and teaching interests include the sociology of sports, popular culture, mass communications, and diversity. He is co-author, with Bob Nathanson of The College Athlete's Guide to Academic Success: Tips from Peers and Profs (Pearson/Prentice Hall), a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, and co-founder of the Institute for Academic Success of College Athletes, a non-profit organization created to identify, develop, and implement strategies to enhance the academic performance of college athletes.
A lifelong sports fan and participant, Professor Kimmel has coached youth and high school basketball for more than 12 years and has coached and refereed soccer for over 15 years. In addition, he holds a fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon do. Martial arts students he has taught, trained, and coached have won dozens of tournament championships in both forms and free fighting at prestigious competitions. Himself a trophy-winning competitor, Professor Kimmel remains active on the tournament scene as a respected judge and referee.