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Dr. Pat Farabaugh

Pat Farabaugh

Title: Associate Professor of Communications
School: Arts & Letters
Academic Department: Communications
Phone: 814-472-3188
E-mail: pfarabaugh@francis.edu
Office Location: Scotus 107A

Education

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

Biography

Pat teaches courses in print 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). Pat has served as a peer reviewer for the journal "Critical Studies in Media Communication," and 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 team's games.


He is currently working on his third book, one tentatively titled "Strike Three: The 1977 Johnstown Flood."


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. His stepson, Logan, is studying business at Washington & Jefferson College. His two cats - Dexter and Izzy - are not currently pursuing any education. They already believe they know everything.

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