Zachary W. Arth
Assistant Professor of Sports Communication
Assistant Director of the Center for 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, primarily through the lens of global competitions such as the Olympic Games. Additionally, he is interested in how viewers process the information disseminated by announcers and 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.
Arth, Z. W., Pike, M. P., & Angelini, J. R. (2022). From medals to minutes: Time on camera for men and women during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on NBC. International Journal of Sport Communication, 15, 255-265. doi.org/10.1123/ijsc.2022-0063
Arth, Z. W., & Billings, A. C. (2022). Major League Baseball broadcasts and the delineation of traditional and modern fact metrics. Communication & Sport, 10, 354-373. doi.org/10.1177/2167479520943575
Arth, Z. W., & Billings, A. C. (2021). Batting average and beyond: The framing of statistics within regional Major League Baseball broadcasts. International Journal of Sport Communication, 14, 212-232. doi.org/10.1123/ijsc.2020-0112
Arth, Z. W., Griffin, D. J., & Billings, A. C. (2019). (Inter)national pastime: Depicting nationality in local and national Major League Baseball broadcasts. International Journal of Sport Communication, 12, 354-370. doi: 10.1123/ijsc.2018-0131
Arth, Z. W., Hou, J., Rush, S. W., & Angelini, J. R. (2019). (Broad)casting a wider net: Clocking men and women in the primetime and non-primetime coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Communication & Sport, 7, 565-587. doi: 10.1177/2167479518794505
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