Tim Mirabito

Associate Professor and Chair, Journalism
Phone: 607-274-3829
Office: Roy H Park School of Communications 343, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: Sport media, Sport and tragedy, New routines

Dr. Tim Mirabito is an associate professor of journalism and sport media at Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. Tim worked in television, radio, print and online media, as well as minor league baseball and college athletics prior to joining the faculty at Ithaca College. He has also taught as an assistant professor at Marist College and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami (Fla).

Tim earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2013, where he was awarded the ESPN Doctoral Fellowship Award, the American Kinesiology Association Writing Award and a Chancellor Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise. His dissertation examined the New York Times sports section’s response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. While in Knoxville, Tim also worked alongside Bruce Pearl as his research assistant during Pearl’s tenure as a college basketball analyst for ESPN.  

Before moving to Knoxville, Tim attended the University of Miami, earning an M.S.Ed. in Sport Administration. While working toward his degree, Tim worked in the university’s athletics department in the sports information office and with the school’s corporate sponsorship partner, Learfield Sports. After finishing his degree, he joined the faculty as an academic advisor and adjunct professor teaching classes in the sport administration program.

Prior to moving into higher education, Tim worked for the Auburn Doubledays, a Minor-League Baseball affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays at the time, WSYR Newschannel 9, WHEN Sports Radio-Syracuse, the Finger Lakes Radio Group and the Finger Lakes Community Newspapers. In total, he has spent more than ten years in local media as a producer, reporter, board operator, researcher, play-by-play talent and editor.

Tim is an alum of Ithaca College, earning a B.S. in Television-Radio from the Roy H. Park School of Communications in 2003. He lives in Auburn, NY with his wife, Allison, and daughters, E.J. and Addy. His research interests include: the intersection of sports media and tragedy, sport and disability and news routines.