Chris Webber Will Teach a Masters Course at Wake Forest
Chris Webber will be branching out beyond his role as a studio host these days for a more academic trajectory. The former Michigan standout and All-Star center will be heading to Wake Forest to serve as a practicing professor for the school’s “new master of arts in sports storytelling program.”
The class will fall under the school’s sports documentary film program (that sounds cool), and that’s about all we know at the moment. Well, we know that Chris Webber is actually a pretty strong public presence and an above-average TV host, so it sounds like this could be a pretty good fit.
Here’s what the Wake Forest release had to say:
Webber will be a professor of practice in the program that is part of the university’s documentary film program. He will teach a class on sports, race and society.
Webber was part of Michigan’s “Fab Five” in the early 1990s, made five All-Star teams during his 15-year NBA career and now works as a television analyst. He formed a production company in 2012 with Hoop Dreams producer Peter Gilbert—who’s also a professor of practice in the university’s documentary film program.
Sounds pretty cool. Maybe they could get Barkley in there, too. THAT guy can tell a story.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]