Jason is a third-year doctoral student in the College of Journalism & Electronic Media. A professional journalist for the past 11 years, Jason was the publisher of HokieHaven.com from 2012-2016, a part of the Rivals.com and Yahoo! networks and provided day to day coverage of Virginia Tech athletics and recruiting. He served in a similar capacity, as publisher of TheVTZone.com, a part of the Scout.com network from 2016-17. Jason was also previously sports editor of The Oldham Era, a weekly newspaper in LaGrange, Ky. and editor of The Sporting Times, a monthly magazine in Bowling Green, Ky. covering prep sports.
Jason's professional experience covers print, radio and television, as well as online. He facillitated a media partnership and had on-air experience with WSLS-NBC in Roanoke, Va. and was a regular guest on various local and national sports radio broadcasts. Jason continues his work as a journalist today, as editor of BearcatReport.com on the Rivals.com network and as a freelance writer for TechSideline.com. He returned to academia to teach and mentor future journalists and to bolster the field of journalism through his research. Jason's research interests pertain to ever-growing college sports recruiting websites, objectivity, and social media.
Ph.D Communication & Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (IN-PROGRESS)
M.S. Corporate & Professional Communication, Radford University, 2017
B.A. News/Editorial Journalism, Western Kentucky University, 2007