Journalist. Educator. Researcher.
Kevin Hull (Ph.D., 2015) is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina, with an emphasis on journalism. His research focus is how sports broadcasters are using social media to engage viewers, sports organizations, and athletes.
He spent nearly ten years at WECT-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina, with the majority of that time acting as a Sports Reporter/Anchor. From there, Kevin worked as a digital media teacher at Topsail High School in Hampstead, North Carolina, teaching his students skills involving graphics, video, and web design.
His research has been published in a number of journals, including Communication & Sport, International Journal of Sport Communication, the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, the Journal of Sports Media, the Journal of Media Business Studies, Visual Communication Quarterly, Digital Journalism, and the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments.
He earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the University of Florida, a MAT in Teaching Technology from North Carolina A&T State University, and a BS in Journalism from Boston University‘s College of Communication.