Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Neil Hartman, Director

Neil Hartman, Director of the Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact

Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Neil Hartman has been named Director of Rowan University’s Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact. Hartman is filling the role after founding director Dr. John Giannini became the University’s interim athletic director in June 2019.

A graduate of Ithaca College, Hartman has worked in sports media for more than 30 years. Prior to establishing his sports production company Talow Media Group, he spent nearly two decades as the main news anchor for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. He was also a sports anchor at CBS3 and WPHL-TV and hosted his own radio shows on sports radio WIP. Hartman has earned four Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and was named Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association for his work.




Yannick Kluch,  Lead Faculty Consultant for Social Impact

Yannick Kluch,

Professor Yannick Kluch comes to Rowan from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) where he worked in the Office of Inclusion. In 2015 he created We Are One Team (WA1T), a first-of-its-kind, award-winning initiative that utilizes sport to promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice on American college campuses. He earned his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. 

Dr. Kluch will also teach in Rowan's BA Sports Communication and Media program