John completed his bachelor's degree in Journalism with a focus on print media and his master's degree in Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. His master's thesis was an examination of the framing of wheelchair basketball and able-bodied basketball in student news sources. John was a freelance writer for Kansas Alumni Magazine, while working as a hospitality supervisor at the University of Kansas Alumni Association.
Media, society, and culture; media writing; business writing; research methods; mass communication theory
Digital media; media representations; adaptive sports media; disability culture; communication history