Message from Sports Communication Institute Director

Welcome to Marist College and our Summer Sports Communication Institute. Here, you can write and learn about sports and the complex systems that take them from the field to your screen. Whether it's writing a game story, practicing play-by-play, or studying the impact of corporate sponsorship on stadiums, at Marist, we take the growing field of sports communication seriously. If you do too, then there is no better place to spend 13 days of your summer than here. I invite you visit our campus, study in our library, and play in our gym - in other words, immerse yourself in all that Marist has to offer.

Professor Keith Strudler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication at Marist, is the director of the Summer Sports Communication Institute. Dr. Strudler created Marist's popular concentration in sports communication and has published and presented extensively in the area of sports communication. Dr. Strudler holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida and a B.A. from Cornell University. He teaches courses in variety of areas of sports communication, including sports and culture, sports reporting, and sports public relations. Dr. Strudler also does regular sports commentary for Northeast Public Radio and has written many newspaper sports columns.

Instruction will also be given from working professionals in sports broadcasting and sports information who will teach students hands on skills they use on the job every day. Guest speakers from various parts of the sports industry will round out the summer institute experience.