Title: Professor and Welch-Bridgewater Chair of Sports Media

Education: B.A., Journalism, University of Georgia; Masters, Sports Management, University of Texas - Austin; Ph.D., Sports Administration from Florida State University.


Professional Experience:

Fifteen years of professional sport communications, working in newspapers magazines, media relations, Internet and radio. Authored more than 2,000 articles published in popular press. Also has experience working for three college athletics programs in media relations/sports information or marketing/promotions.


Strategic Sport Communication (2016, Human Kinetics).

Multimedia Sports Journalism: A Practical Guide for the Digital Age (2018, Oxford).

Research Interests:

Sports media

Professional Organizations:

OSU-APSE; OSU Sports Media Club; OSU Pioneer Media Team; Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics; Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC); AEJMC Sports and LGBTQ interest groups; Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE); California Prep Sportswriters Association; Florida Sportswriters Association; International Association (ISSA); North America Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS); North American Society for Sport History (NASSH); North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM); Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Sport Marketing Association (SMA).

Courses Taught: Intro to Sports and Media; Sports Reporting Across the Media; Sports Public Relations; Digital Sports Media; Sports in the Newsroom: Advanced Multimedia Sports Reporting and Sports Production; Contemporary Sports Media; Sports and Ethics in Coaching; Legal Issues in Sports and Fitness; Diversity in Sport; Sport History; Ethics in Sport; Lesbian and Gay Issues in Sport; Race and Ethnicity in Sport; Coaching Basketball.

Graduate: Diversity in Sports Media; Sports Media Management; Social Responsibility in Mass Communication; Marketing and Promoting Sports; Sport Media; Race and Gender in Sport; Introduction to Sport Administration; Legal Issues in Sport; Historical Aspects of Sport and Physical Education; Ethics and Philosophy in Coaching and Sport; Planning and Operating Facilities for Sport; Thesis; Review of Literature and Practicum; Creative Component.



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