Rasul Mowatt is chair of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies and an associate professor in the Department of American Studies. His primary areas are social justice, leisure studies, cultural studies and critical pedagogy. He has published work on analysis of lynching photography; visitation of slave castles for ethnic affirmation; racial disparities in academia; treatment of veterans with PTSD; perceptions of sexual orientation among teammates; and gender equity in tourism. His interests are strongly centered on critiquing society for issues that are most prevalent in impacting quality of life. In his spare time he enjoys DJing as an artform, for over 25 years.