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Associate Directors of the Center for Sports Communication & Media

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Dr. Natalie Brown Devlin

Natalie Brown Devlin, assistant professor in Stan Richard School of Advertising and Public Relations, researches crisis communication and digital media in the context of sport. Her work examines how social media empowers organizational stakeholders during sports-related crises. In her capacity as CSCM Associate Director, Dr. Devlin coordinates Center-affiliated research initiatives.

Kevin Robbins

Kevin Robbins

Kevin Robbins, senior lecturer in the School of Journalism, joined the journalism faculty in 2012 after 22 years in daily newspapers including stints at The (Memphis, Tenn.) Commercial Appeal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Austin American-Statesman. His biography on the legendary golf instructor, "Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf,” was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2016. In his capacity as CSCM Associate Director, Robbins coordinates Center-related student initiatives.

Moody College faculty affiliates of the Center for Sports Communication & Media

James Dalthorp

James Dalthrop, a lecturer in the Stan Richard School of Advertising and Public Relations, has worked as director, producer, filmmaker, writer, art director and creative director in many different career engagements. He was co-producer for "Masters Playoffs" and writer, director, producer for "Phil at Augusta", both for CBS Sports.

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Dr. Matthew Eastin

Matthew Eastin is a professor in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations. Dr. Eastin's research focuses on new media behavior. From this perspective, he has investigated information processing as well as the social and psychological factors associated with game play involvement, new media adoption, e-commerce, e-health, and organizational use.

Joel Lulla

Joel Lulla, J.D., lecturer in the Stan Richard School of Advertising and Public Relations, has been engaged in the sports media industry for over 30 years, working for ABC Sports, IMG and, most recently, as a consultant, providing media rights assessment and negotiation services. A number of Lulla’s clients have been involved in the intercollegiate sports media space including The Fiesta Bowl, the Big 12 Conference, WAC, Sun Belt, University of Nebraska athletic department, University of Texas athletic department and Boise State University. Mr. Lulla is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law.

Dr. Jennifer McClearen

Jennifer McClearen, lecturer in the Department of Radio-Television-Film, is a feminist media scholar who's work examines the cultural production of difference in contemporary society with an emphasis on the mediation of gender, race, and sexuality. She researches how intersecting subjectivities are written onto active female bodies in popular media such as action films or sports.

Dr. Matthew McGlone

Dr. Matthew McGlone is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies. He studies social influence, persuasion, and deception, with an emphasis on the key role language plays in these processes. His current research projects explore the strategic arousal of fear to promote healthy behavior; how people interpret and misinterpret tweets and other social media content; deception tactics used by identity thieves. He teaches courses on persuasion, deception, and identity management in interpersonal communication.

Dr. Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy, senior lecturer in School of Journalism, received her Ph.D. from the School of Journalism in December 2014, after nearly 30 years as a professional journalist. At The New York Times, she held various management positions, including associate managing editor, dining editor, deputy sports editor and deputy editor of the website. She previously worked for The National, an all-sports daily, as well as Long Island's Newsday and the Austin American-Statesman.

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Amanda Russell

Amanda Russell, lecturer in the Stand Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, designed & created the world’s first fully accredited program in Influencer Marketing, which she now teaches at UT-Austin and is championing at universities across the globe.

Dr. Jeff Treem

Jeff Treem, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, studies the relationship between technology use and social perceptions of expertise, primarily in organizational contexts. This research explores how communication technologies facilitate recurrent, interactive practices that affect attributions of knowledge individuals make regarding coworkers.

UT-Austin faculty affiliates of the Center for Sports Communication & Media

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Dr. Matthew Bowers

Matthew Bowers is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

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Dr. Ethan Burris

Ethan Burris is a Professor of Management in the McCombs School of Business and the Department Chair of the Center for Leadership and Ethics.

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Dr. Louis Harrison

Louis Harrison is the Charles H. Spence, Sr. Centennial Professor in the College of Education's Curriculum & Instruction Department with joint appointments in the Center for African and African American Studies and the African and African Diaspora Studies Department, both in the College of Liberal Arts.

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Conor Heffernan

Conor Heffernan, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

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Dr. Thomas M.Hunt

Thomas Hunt is Associate Professor in the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education as well as the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs at the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports.

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Dr. Darren Kelly

Darren Kelly is Assistant Professor of Instruction for the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education as well as Associate Vice President for the Division for Diversity and Community Engagement - Academic Diversity Initiatives.

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Dr. Brian Mills

Brian Mills is Associate Professor in the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

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Dr. Miriam Solis

Miriam Solis is an Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture.

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Dr. Tolga Ozyurtcu

Tolga Ozyurtcu is an Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, with research interests that include sport development, sporting subcultures, sport and cultural geography, and physical culture history.

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Dr. Jan Todd

Jan Todd is a Professor in the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (with a joint appointment at the Center for Women and Gender Studies) as well as the co-founder of the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports.

Senior Fellow

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Michael J. Cramer is CSCM's Senior Fellow. Formerly Director of the Texas Program in Sports and Media, Cramer continues to teach in the Moody College of Communication and contribute his thoughts and observations on topical issues of sport and culture. From 1998-2004, Cramer serverd as the president and chief operating officer of Southwest Sports Group (SSG), the holding company for the Texas Rangers.and Dallas Stars while Thomas O. Hicks owned the teams. Among other accomplishments, Cramer led the development of three of the largest mixed use developments in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area in creating new home stadia for the Stars, Rangers and Double A Frisco Rough Riders. Cramer also led SSG's 2000 negotiations with Fox Sports Net, which resulted in the industry's highest valuation for local broadcast rights at the time the deal was signed.

Cramer received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany in 1974 and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 1978. He also taught at the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management at New York University s School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CSCM Fellows

 

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CSCM is fortunate to partner with a group of exceptionally talented and accomplished professionals working various fields at the intersection of sports, communication and media. From writers to filmakers and event digital-first creatives, UT-Austin students benefit from the close association with these individuals. Click here for more information.

Graduate Student Affiliates

Harlie Collins, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations
Adrianne Grubic, School of Journalism and Media
Alec Hurley, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
Yongwoog Jeon, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations
Lily Kunda, Department of Radio-Television-Film
Katie Lever, Department of Communication Studies
Gwen Lockman, Department of History
Vincent Pena, School of Journalism and Media
Sam Schelfhout, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
Brett Siegel, Department of Radio-Television-Film
Hyunsang Son, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations