Dzikus is a member of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS). He has published in Sportwissenschaft, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and The Sport Psychologist, among others. Dzikus serves as the department’s Director of Graduate Studies. He has received the Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2018), the department’s George F. Brady Teaching Award (2012), was a finalist for the Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2008), and received the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the American Association for Higher Education (2005). Dzikus has assisted German professional soccer teams visiting the United States as a translator and liaison. The teams included Hamburg SV, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Nürnberg, and the women’s national team of Germany.