I worked at several newspapers across Florida for more than 20 years, mostly in sports – Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today, Clearwater Sun, Fort Myers News-Press – before coming to Eastern in 2002, I taught for six years at Valencia Community College where the student newspaper earned three national Pacemaker Awards, four regional awards, and several state awards. At Eastern, I advised the Daily Eastern News from 2004-08 during which it also earned several national Pacemaker Award nominations for its print and online editions, winning the online category once. Currently, I teach primarily reporting and sports media courses. My new book, Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot, was released by the University of Nebraska Press in December 2015. I'm just completed a second edition for my sports journalism book, Field Guide To Covering Sports. And I co-host a sports media podcast for WEIU-FM. Check out my sports media website as well.
Areas of Expertise
- Community Relations
Sports media, Cryptozoology/paranormal
EducationMaster of Fine Arts, Creative Non-Fiction, Spalding University
Master of Arts, Literature, University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of South Florida
Research Interestssports media, Title IX, historical fiction, paranormal
Contact InformationPhone: 217-581-6003
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