Alan Goldenbach

Alan Goldenbach
  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Journalism

Adviser to Blazer Radio

Rosenstock Hall, Room 209
Office Hours

Monday 2-3pm

Tuesday & Thursday 1-2pm

Wednesday 8:30-9:30pm

All on Zoom


Don’t let my title mislead you. I teach mass media. In particular, many of my classes focus on writing across multiple platforms for varied purposes and audiences with a common goal – getting to the point.

Prior to transitioning to academia, I was a reporter for The Washington Post for 12 years, where I covered professional, college and, most often, scholastic sports. I enjoyed focusing my reporting on off-the-field issues, the less-noticed figures, and how the games impact society in a broader context. I taught at the University of Maryland, George Mason University and Utica College prior to joining the Hood faculty in 2015.

I have two chief research interests—media literacy and the challenges of being skeptical in the digital media environment; and how broadcast media has cultivated a relationship between sports and religion in ways that previously did not exist.


  • M.A., University of Maryland, 2012
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1994