Name: Dr. Keith Strudler
Title: Associate Professor and Chair of Communication
Director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 220
Extension: (845) 575-3506
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Degrees Held:

Ph.D. in Mass Communication, University of Florida
M. Ed. in Secondary Language Arts, University of St. Thomas (Houston)
B.A. in English, Cornell University


Keith Strudler is an associate professor and department chair of communication at Marist, teaching a variety of sports communication courses while also managing administrative duties for the sizabe communication department. He is also the founder of and inaugural director for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, which launched in Fall of 2011. Strudler created the concetration in sports communication at Marist in 2002, at the time one of the first and only such degree programs in the country. Strudler has been active in scholarly work in sports communication, publishing on the topic of televised sports heroes and the portrayal of race in sports television. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Media. Strudler remains active professionaly, airing a weekly radio commentary on sport and society for Northeast Public Radio (WAMC), an NPR station in Albany, NY, that broadcasts over seven states in the Northeast. Strudler has also written sports commentary for the Poughkeepsie Journal and has been an expert source for such publications as the Dallas Morning News and the Christian Science Monitor. In his spare time, he enjoys trying to remain uninjured while training for triathlons and spending time with his two boys, both of which have clear perils.


Strudler, K. (2011). Televised sports. In L. Swayne & M. Dodds (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Strudler, K. (2006). Media sports stars and adolescents: A statistical analysis of mediated sports stars based on self-concept congruity. The Sport Journal, 9(3).

Strudler, K. & Schnurer, M. (2006). Race to the bottom: Representation of Race in ESPN’s Playmakers. Ohio Communication Journal (43), 125-150.

Strudler, K (2005). The sport of duathlon: The ups and downs of the other multisport event. In K. Christensen & D. Levinson (Eds.), Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (pp 480-483). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.

Research Interests:

Dr. Strudler's research focuses on sport and media, and he is an active sports columnist.


Weekly Sports Commentator, Northeast Public Radio (WAMC)
Editorial Board for the Journal of Sports Media