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Dr. Pat Farabaugh

  • Dr Pat Farabaugh

    Position: Professor of Communications

    Department: Communications, Francis Worldwide

    Office: Schwab 303

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    About Dr. Pat Farabaugh


    • Ph.D., Communications - Penn State University (2010)
    • M.E., Physical Education - Slippery Rock University (1999)
    • B.S., Communications Media - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1993)
    • Curriculum Vitae


    Pat teaches courses in media and politics, print, broadcast and digital media, publication layout and design, photojournalism, public speaking and mass communications theory and research. He teaches the Communications Program’s capstone course, Multiplatform Storytelling.

    Before joining the Communications faculty at Saint Francis, he taught at Penn State University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He worked in athletic media relations for 12 years before entering higher education and served as the sports information director at Saint Francis from 1999-2005.

    He has written three books: Carl McIntire's Crusade Against the Fairness Doctrine (2010) and An Unbreakable Bond: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman (2014); and Disastrous Floods and the Demise of Steel in Johnstown (2021).

    Pat has also contributed to American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols and Ideas (2013) and his research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed academic journals. He has served as a peer reviewer for the journal Critical Studies in Media Communication and has served on multiple students’ doctoral and honors theses committees.

    Pat is an active freelance web, print and broadcast journalist. He has written feature stories and opinion essays for numerous news sites, magazines and newspapers. He serves as the radio and webstream play-by-play announcer on broadcasts of the Saint Francis football and men's basketball teams’ home games.

    He has co-hosted a Saint Francis basketball coaches show and a Pittsburgh Steelers pregame show that aired on CBS affiliate WTAJ in Altoona. He serves as a freelance camera-operator for ESPN basketball game productions.

    Pat has volunteered on mission teams that have visited the Dominican Republic and Haiti. In addition to his teaching responsibilities within the Communications Program, he also teaches a course in the University’s General Education Program that explores the political and cultural relationship between Haiti and the United States.

    He and his wife, Jenna, reside in Indiana. He has three stepsons: Logan, Jameson and Ethan.