University of North Carolina, Ph.D. ’04 (journalism and mass communications) George Washington University, MA (media and public affairs) University of Virginia, BA (rhetoric and communication studies)


Second place Faculty Paper Award in Minorities and Communication Division, AEJMC National Conference, August 2008. Alan Bussel Award/Kappa Tau Alpha Award for top student paper in Minorities and Communication Division at AEJMC's National Conference, August 2002.


Jesse Owens, the Press, and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games (author) Strategic Sport Communication (co-author) “Arthur Ashe, Privacy and the Media: An analysis of newspaper journalists' coverage of his AIDS announcement,” International Journal of Sport Communication, 2008. “Perfect 10 v. Visa, MasterCard, et al: A full frontal assault on copyright enforcement in digital media or a slippery slope diverted?” Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, 2008. “The juxtaposition of sport communication: Defining the field of sport communication,” International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2007.


Coordinator presentation by ESPN's Steve Lavin, an event co-sponsored by IU's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and IU's School of Journalism, 2008. Panelist for Exploring Your Options. Presented information on majors and answered students' questions on courses, opportunities and careers, 2007.