University of Texas, Austin
Dr. Steven Ungerleider has a 47-year relationship with his alma mater, University of Texas, Austin. Ungerleider did his undergrad work there and began his career as a clinical/research psychologist at this institution. As a collegiate gymnast at UT, Ungerleider won the Southwest conference title. Later, he went on to consult with several athletic teams at UT as well as other venues including the the Pac-12 conference; where is was awarded a gold ring for team psychologist.
Over the years, Ungerleider has had an academic appointment as a visiting scholar, served on the President’s advisory council, is a member of Harry Ransom Center Humanities board, and co-founded the Texas Program in Sports and Media in the school of communication. He also consults on the Powers Fellows program that resides at the LBJ school of public affairs.
In the past decade, Ungerleider was responsible for negotiating and acquiring three major collections; The Barry Bonds –“Game of Shadow papers,” the East German Doping papers –a collection of document from Ungeleider’s award winning book, FAUST’S GOLD, and the Richard Pound IOC papers. The Pound papers were brought to U/Texas by Ungerleider so that they might be used for academic research, dissertation topics, and overall research of the 400,000 pages of a fifty year Olympic archive of culture, business, politics and sport. The archives today are embroiled in a complicated legal dispute and will not be available to the public for many years to come.