Oklahoma State University
Edward (Ted) M. Kian, Ph.D. is Professor and Welch-Bridgewater Chair of Sports Media in the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University, where he directs all tracks in the largest stand-alone sports media major in the world. Dr. Kian earned an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, a master’s in Sport Management from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Sport Administration from Florida State University. Dr. Kian’s research focuses on sport media, specifically examining portrayals of gender and LGBT in content, new media, attitudes and experiences of sport media members, and marketing of sport. He has authored more than 90 journal articles, conference papers, books, and book chapters, with his work appearing in top journals from a variety of academic disciplines, such as International Journal of Sport Communication, Journal of Applied Sport Management, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Sports Media, Public Relations Review, and Sociology of Sport Journal. He is a co-author of the popular textbook Strategic Sport Communication (2nd ed., in press) and lead author of the skills-focused Multimedia Sports Journalism: A Practical Guide for the Digital Age (under contract, Oxford). He has reviewed more than 100 submissions for 27 different academic journals as an editorial-board member or ad-hoc reviewer. Outlets such as 60 Minutes, The New York Times, Fox Sports, and the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University have cited his research, journalism, or expertise. Dr. Kian has 15 years of professional experience in sport communications, working in newspapers, magazines, media relations, Internet sites, and radio.