Dr. Gin enjoys researching and pushing the boundaries of what is understood about sport. Her unconventional interactive teaching style is creative and challenging, which is one of the reasons faculty and students selected Gin as the recipient of both the Junior and Senior Distinguished Faculty awards during her tenure at Gordon College.
As a coach, Gin led the Gordon College volleyball team to multiple NCAA appearances and earned several New England Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year honors. Along with accruing the most wins in Gordon volleyball and softball history, her 2002 volleyball squad holds the College’s longest winning streak of 29 matches.
Dr. Gin currently leads the nonprofit Wired4Sport.
Val has written numerous articles, book chapters and two books, Focus on Sport in Ministry and When Girls Became Lions. She served as co-chair of the Sport and Christianity Group and co-wrote the Declaration of Sport and the Christian Life. Gin is also the co-founder and former co-editor of the Journal of the Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies and was a Research Fellow at Northeastern University’s Sport and Society.