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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts


Lowell Thomas 242



(845) 575-3650 ext. 5002

Zachary W. Arth

Assistant Professor of Sports Communication


Dr. Arth comes to Marist by way of The University of Alabama, where he completed his Ph.D. in 2019. His research centers around sports media, particularly focusing on issues pertaining to ethnicity, nationality, and sex/gender. Additionally, he is interested in how viewers process the information they receive by way of announcers or graphics while watching a typical sporting contest. At the most granular level, Dr. Arth is interested in baseball fans and how they navigate the divide between traditional and modern statistics and ways of thinking about the game of baseball.


PhD, Communication & Information Science, The University of Alabama, 2019
MA, Communication, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2016
BA, Communication/Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2014

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

The intersection of sport, media, identity, and information processing.

Selected Publications

Arth, Z. W., Griffin, D. J., & Billings, A. C. (2019, in press). (Inter)national pastime: Depictingnationality in local and national Major League Baseball broadcasts. International Journal of Sport Communication, 12. doi:

Arth, Z. W., & Billings, A. C. (2019). Touching racialized bases: Ethnicity in Major League Baseball broadcasts at the local and national levels. The Howard Journal of Communications, 30, 230-248. doi: 10.1080/10646175.2018.1466746

Arth, Z. W., Hou, J., Rush, S. W., & Angelini, J. R. (2018, in press). (Broad)casting a wider net: Clocking men and women in the primetime and non-primetime coverage of the 2018Winter Olympics. Communication & Sport. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/2167479518794505