Faculty and Staff Participation
|Culturally Diverse Minor League Baseball|
|Professor William Ressler has been studying culture and strategic communication in minor league baseball.|
He has interviewed scores of culturally diverse minor league baseball players, including African American, Jewish, and foreign-born players, in particular players from Spanish-speaking countries.
He has published his original research in academic journals. For example, “Baseball players, organizational communication, and cultural diversity: Organizational Citizenship Behavior in minor league clubhouses,” will be published this year in NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture. In addition, he has written book reviews for scholarly publications. These include two book reviews published in the Fall 2012 issue of Black Ball, a peer-reviewed journal with an editorial board of leading scholars that promotes study of the Negro Leagues through original and authoritative research.