Faculty Teaching Sports Media Courses

  • Mead Loop
    Professor and Degree Program Director (Fantasy Sports, Ethics)
  • Alex Estabrook 
    Assistant Professor (former ESPN producer, Sports Video)
  • Peter Johanns
    Associate Professor (Live Sports and Advanced Studio Broadcasting, Broadcast Performance)
  • Tim Mirabito
    Assistant Professor (former sports reporter and play-by-play announcer; research areas include the intersection of sport and tragedy and sport and disability)
  • Brandy Hawley
    Assistant to the Program Director

Faculty Profile Tim Mirabito, Ph.D.

Dr. Tim Mirabito

Tim is an '03 grad of the Park School of Communications. After graduating from IC, he worked in local television, radio, and newspaper around Central New York before going to work in the University of Miami's athletics department in Coral Gables, Florida. There, while he worked toward a master's degree, he developed a passion for teaching and research and subsequently chose to pursue a doctorate at the University of Tennessee. His research interests include: the intersection of sport and media during adverse sociological events, enabling/disabling language use surrounding athletes with disabilities, and news routines - specifically in an increasingly digital landscape.  Read about his collaboration with junior Danielle Pluchinsky on an article “News routines in the TV sports department: Shifting expectations and technology in an increasingly digital landscape,” that will be published in fall 2020 in Communication & Sport, a leading scholarly journal in the sports media category.