Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor; Director of the National Sports Journalism Center
Research and Creative Interests
- sports broadcasting
- sports writing
- sports journalism
- social media
- sports production
Galen Clavio is the current Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Media School, and serves as both an Associate Professor of Sports Media and the Director of the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University. Galen also serves as the head of the Sports Media program. His research focuses on the impact of new and social media on interactions between consumers, media, and sports entities, including social media’s impact on journalism, content creation among fans, and the hybridization of communications and marketing in the digital sphere. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications, numerous conference presentations, and several book chapters.
Clavio’s teaching draws upon his professional experience as a broadcaster, reporter, and media relations director. He teaches courses in sportscasting and play-by-play, applied uses of social media in sports media, sports and society, and the intersection of academic theory and social media.
Clavio is also extremely active in service on campus. He operates as the on-air talent manager for Indiana University’s Big Ten Student U program, which provides students valuable on-air experience broadcasting Big Ten sporting events to a national audience. He also serves as the faculty advisor for the campus student radio station, WIUX, as well as for IUSportCom, an all-digital, all-sports student media outlet founded by Clavio in 2009.
A native of Indiana, Clavio graduated from Indiana University as an undergraduate in 2001, and worked for several years in the sports media field. He received his Ph.D. from IU in 2008, and served as a faculty member for two years at the University of Miami before returning to Bloomington.