Some of the faculty you will meet in your Michigan State sports journalism journey:

SueCarterPhoto_entrySue Carter, Professor:

She joined the faculty in 1991, after a 17-year career as a news broadcaster and talk show host at radio and television stations in Michigan, Connecticut, and Canada.

Her awards include three Emmys, and the UPI Sports Broadcaster of the Year for reporting on the Detroit Free Press International Marathon while running it. Carter is a member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

In March 2014, she was named as MSU’s faculty athletic representative, representing the university and its faculty in the university’s relationships with the NCAA and the Big Ten.

Carter also chairs MSU’s Athletic Council, which serves as faculty voice in intercollegiate athletics on issues of academic policy and student-athletes.

Email: sucarter@msu.edu

lori-dickerson_entryL.A. Dickerson, Specialist: 

She serves as an instructor, Journalism 200 coordinator, and longtime mentor to MSU students.

Dickerson is a former Detroit Free Press and Grand Rapids Press reporter, having covered sports, police reporting and breaking news.

She is the faculty co-advisor for the Association of Women in Sports Media chapter at MSU. Dickerson is also an MSU graduate, and a proud Spartan for life.

Email: dicker22@msu.edu

Twitter: twitter.com/LAMSU

Paris-20120608-00632Joanne C. Gerstner, Sports Journalist in Residence:

She serves as an instructor and mentor for MSU students who are seeking sports journalism careers.

Gerstner has been an award-winning sports journalist for 20 years, with her work on the world’s biggest sporting events appearing in the New York Times, USA Today, Detroit News, ESPN, and other major outlets.

She is the former president and chair of the board for the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM). Gerstner was selected for a prestigious Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2012-13, studying concussions and athletes.

She also is an media expert and in-demand speaker on sports and concussions. She is the co-author of the award-winning “Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn’t Have to End Your Athletic Career“, by Oxford University Publishing, on youth sports and concussions. Gerstner was presenting moderator, on concussions and sports, at the South by Southwest Interactive Sports festival in 2015.

She is the 2017 Association for Women in Communications-Detroit Headliner of the year, and also the College of Communication Arts and Science’s Faculty Impact award winner.

Email: joanneg@msu.edu

Twitter: twitter.com/joannecgerstner

21096784_msu042413_391_entryTroy Hale, Specialist:

He serves as an instructor and mentor for MSU students who are seeking broadcast careers.

He is a 20-time Emmy Award winner and has been nominated over 40 times for his work as a television journalist.

Hale has covered everything from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, presidential elections, local news, the MTV Video Music Awards, Tyson/Lewis fight, the Big Ten, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS and to anything else with an abbreviation.

Along the way he has picked up an Edward R. Murrow award, two Associated Press awards, three National and 10 regional NPPA awards.

Email: halet@msu.edu

Twitter: twitter.com/troyhale01


Joy_MUG.jpgJoy Visconti, Specialist:

She serves as an instructor and has a special interest in sports editing. She has more than 20 years of experience in journalism as a sports reporter, sports copy editor, freelance writer and journalism educator. Visconti also works with journalism classes and clubs throughout Detroit as the director of the School of Journalism’s Crain MSU Detroit High School Journalism Program.

She’s fourth-generation Spartan with two journalism degrees from Michigan State.

Email: joyvis@msu.edu

Twitter: twitter.com/joy_visconti

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