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Brian McFadden

Adjunct Instructor
English & Humanities
 mcfaddb@farmingdale.edu
 631-420-2050

Education

  • Ph.D., Temple University (in progress)
  • M.A., Fordham University
  • B.A., Fordham University

Biography

Brian McFadden teaches a variety of communication courses for the English/Humanities Department. His research focuses on the process of cultivating and performing identity on social media (web) sites. Brian also enjoys examining the link between communication, media, and sport. Prior to life in academe, Brian worked as a radio beat reporter. In this role, Brian covered various New York sports franchises (Islanders, Knicks, Mets, and Yankees) for then-XM Satellite Radio and WFUV (90.7 FM, New York).  In 2007, Brian was recognized by the New York State Broadcasters Association, Inc. for Best Coverage of a Local Sporting Event as a member of WFUV's NFL Draft team.  In 2008, the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence recognized Brian's role in Radio Sports Reporting for his part in WFUV's coverage of the NFL Draft.

Research/Publications

McFadden, B. (2014). "Disputed Truth: The Redemptive Memory of the 'Baddest' Man on the Planet." Temple University Graduate Research Forum, Philadelphia.

McFadden, B. (2014). "Covering Your Losses: An Analysis of the Chicago Daily Tribune's coverage of losing men and women's baseball clubs." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Chicago.

McFadden, B. (2011). "The Fantasy of Micro-production: Rooting for and against story arc in fantasy baseball leagues." Temple University Graduate Research Forum, Philadelphia.

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