Meet the Faculty

Emil Steiner, Ph.D. | Program Coordinator, Department of Journalism
Former editor and reporter at The Washington Post where he was founder of The League, an NFL-focused news and discussion platform.

Phil Anastasia | Department of Journalism
Sports columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ed Benkin | Department of Journalism
Sports anchor and reporter for KYW Radio in Philadelphia. Also works as a sports anchor for WIP Sports Radio.

John Giannini, Ph.D. | Director, Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact
Former NCAA Men's basketball coach (Maine, LaSalle) and the head coach of Rowan University's 1996 Division III Championship. He is also the author of Court Sense: Winning Basketball’s Mental Game and has served on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Congress.

Kate Harman | Department of Communication Studies A sports journalist who won awards covering high school sports for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Research interests include Title IX compliance and depictions of athletes in media.

Julie Haynes, Ph.D. | Department of Communication Studies
A no-longer suffering Chicago Cubs fan, Haynes’ senior seminar often focuses on sport and the rhetoric of sport.

Derek Jones | Station Manager at Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM
Jones is the radio voice of several Rowan University sports and has had appearances on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and ESPN 3.

Keri Mikulski | Department of Writing Arts
Award winning author of the young adult sports’ series prettyTOUGH.

Chris Winkler | Department of Radio, Television & Film
Has worked on live broadcast and narrative programming for the Philadelphia Phillies, Comcast SportsNet, NFL Films/NFL Network and ESPN among others as a camera operator, editor, associate director and director.