I want people, particularly civic and educational leaders, to recognize the outstanding research being conducted at Marquette, to appreciate the quality of students we graduate with their commitment to the greater good and to understand the fiscal realities of higher education. Universities are financial entities, but they are not driven solely by financial considerations. The entire purpose of a university is to embrace the range of human experience and understanding, both contemporary and historical. No other institution in the society accepts that role (save libraries, in a limited way), let alone pursues it with such vigor despite all its economic challenges. Our goal should be to offer the fullest and best education we can in a way that is economically plausible and sustainable.
Blending journalism and communication studies, Journal of Magazine and New Media Research (2007)
Sports journalism as moral and ethical discourse (with T. P. Oates), Journal of Mass Media Ethics (2007)
Contributions to Books
Taming the Wildest: What We've Made of Louis Prima, Afterlife as Afterimage: Understanding Posthumous Fame (2005)