Pat teaches courses in media and politics, print, broadcast and photojournalism, public relations, public speaking and mass communications theory and research. 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 two books - "Carl McIntire's Crusade Against the Fairness Doctrine" (2010) and "An Unbreakable Bond: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman" (2014). He has also contributed to "American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols and Ideas" (2013). He is currently working on his third book, one tentatively titled "Strike Three: The 1977 Johnstown Flood." Pat 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 print and broadcast journalist. He has written feature stories and opinion essays for numerous magazines and newspapers and 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 co-hosted a Pittsburgh Steelers pregame show that aired on CBS affiliate WTAJ and has served a freelance camera-operator for ESPN.Students enrolled in Pat's Communications Theory and Research course have presented their research projects at national and regional conferences, including: the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (University of North Carolina-Asheville); The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts (Saint Francis University); and the Laurel Highlands Communications Conference (Indiana University of Pennsylvania).
Pat taught English to students in the Dominican Republic in the spring of 2013 as a member of Saint Francis' Hugs United Education Team. He serves as a trustee at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. He and his wife, Jenna, reside in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He has three stepsons: Logan, Jameson and Ethan.
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