Name: Dr. Tim Mirabito
Title: Assistant Professor - Sport Communication
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 146
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2153
Email: Tim.Mirabito@Marist.edu
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. Kinesiology and Sport Studies - University of Tennessee-Knoxville

M.S.Ed. Sport Administration - University of Miami

B.S. Communications - Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College

 

Bio:

Tim Mirabito is an assistant professor of sport communication in the School of Communication & the Arts at Marist College. He is originally from Central New York where he worked in different capacities within print, radio, and television media. Tim is a graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Communications. His master’s degree is in Sport Administration from the University of Miami (FL) and his Ph.D. is in Kinesiology and Sport Studies from the University of Tennessee.

Tim's professional experiences include working as a sports producer at an ABC television affiliate in Syracuse, NY, a sports editor at the Ithaca Times in Ithaca, NY, and as a marketing associate at the University of Miami’s Athletics Department.

Tim’s dissertation was an examination of the New York Times’ sports section and its response to the tragedies of September 11, 2001. His other research interests include sport media effects, media perceptions of student-athletes and coaches, framing, sport and tragedy, and intercollegiate athletics. Currently, he is teaching sports reporting, sports broadcasting and sports public relations at the undergraduate level.

Awards & Honors:

2013 American Kinesiology Association Writing Award

2013 Chancellor Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise, University of Tennessee

2012 ESPN Doctoral Fellowship Award, University of Tennessee

Publications:

Mirabito, T., Huffman, L., & Hardin, R. (2013). “The Chosen One”: The Denver Post’s Coverage of Tim Tebow. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 7(1).

Mirabito, T. (2012). Black Coaches Trying to Make It in a White-Dominated Industry: College Football and the Racial Divide. The Sport Journal, 15(1). Retrieved from www.thesportjournal.org/article/black-coaches-trying-make-it-white-dominated-industry-college-football-and-racial-divide

Hardin, R., Fitzhugh, E., & Mirabito T. (2012). Satisfaction in Collegiate Physical Activity Classes and Intent for Future Participation. Global Journal of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy, 1(4), 334-347.

Conferences & Workshops:

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

• Pate, J. R., Mirabito, T., & Hardin, R. (2013, November) “The Other Games”: Coverage of the 2012 Paralympic Games in the top 20 U.S. Newspapers, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

• Hardin, R.., Mirabito, T., & Pate, J. (2013, November). Media’s Role in Constructing and Deconstructing the Global Sports Hero. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

• Huffman, L., Mirabito, T., & Hardin, R. (2013, May). Where Does ROI Reign Supreme in NCAA Division I? Examining the Relationship between Athletic Expenses and Directors’ Cup Points. North American Society for Sport Management. Austin, T.X.

Mirabito, T., Hardin, R., Pate, J. R., & Bain, N. (2013, April). The Social Network: Values and Pitfalls of Twitter in Collegiate Athletics. 2013 CSRI Conference on College Sport. Chapel Hill, NC.

• Pate, J. R. & Mirabito, T. (2013, April). An Examination of Language Use in Announcing College Head Football Coach Dismissals. 2013 CSRI Conference on College Sport. Chapel Hill, NC.

• Wilson, C.H., Wilson, T., & Mirabito, T. (2013, March). A Content Analysis of Local and National Newspaper Coverage of a Legendary Coach Pat Summitt’s Mental Health Issue. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference.  Washington, D.C.

Mirabito, T., Huffman, L., & Hardin, R. (2012, November). Mile-High Messiah: The Framing of Tim Tebow in The Denver Post. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. New Orleans, L.A.

• Huffman, L. & Mirabito, T. (2012 November). Please Bow Your Head: An Examination of Prayer at Football Games in the Southeastern Conference. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. New Orleans, L.A.

Mirabito, T. (2012, April). Conceptualizing the Mark: An Analysis of Corporate Sponsorship in College Athletics. Poster session presented at 2012 CSRI Conference on College Sport. Chapel Hill, N.C.

• Pate, J. R., Ruihley, B. J., & Mirabito, T. (2012, April). Accessible Language on NCAA BCS College Athletic Department Websites. Poster session presented at 2012 CSRI Conference on College Sport. Chapel Hill, N.C.

Mirabito, T. (2012, March). Framing a Hero: The New York Times’ Projections of “Hero” in Response to 9/11. Fifth Summit on Communication and Sport. East Peoria, I.L.

Mirabito, T. (2011, November). Framing 9/11: A Document Analysis of the New York Times. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. Minneapolis, M.N.

Mirabito, T. (2011, April). Sam Keller vs. EA Sports: Forfeiting Your Rights versus the Right to Play. 2011 Collegiate Sport Research Institute. Chapel Hill, N.C.

Mirabito, T. (2011, April). Black Student-Athlete Perceptions of the Coaching Glass Ceiling in College Football. 2011 Collegiate Sport Research Institute. Chapel Hill, N.C.

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REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Mirabito, T., Huffman, L., & Hardin, R. (2012, September). Mile-High Messiah: The Framing of Tim Tebow in The Denver Post. Popular/American Culture Association in the South. Nashville, T.N.

Mirabito, T. (2012, March). Faith in Tebow: A Content Analysis of the Denver Post’s Coverage of Tim Tebow and the Associated Religious Undertones. University of Tennessee College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Graduate Student Colloquium. Knoxville, T.N.

• Grady, J., Pate, J. R., & Mirabito, T. (2011, November). Marketing Stadium Accessibility: New Legal Requirements and Anecdotes from College Athletic Department Websites. Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow. Columbia, S.C.

Mirabito, T. (2011, November). Dispelling the AD/Agent Myth: the Pedagogy of Sport Management. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Murfreesboro, T.N.

• Hardin, R., Fitzhugh, E., & Mirabito, T. (2011, February). Satisfaction and Participation Intent in Physical Activity Classes. Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Annual Meeting. Greenville, S.C.