Degrees: Juris Master degree from Emory University School of Law, M.M.C. from the University of South Carolina at Columbia and B.A. from Auburn University in Mass Communication.
Media experience: Sports broadcasting as a sports assignment coordinator at CNN for 13 years and production assistant at Fox Sports Net and ESPN. Sports copy editor for the Marietta Daily Journal and part of a staff that won a Georgia Press Association award for sport design.
Career goals: Research interests include sports and society, sports journalism coverage and media law.