Joshua Dickhaus earned his BA from Miami University in 2004 in Mass Communication and his MA in Speech Communication from Miami University in 2006. Joshua spent two years lecturing at Penn State University before entering the Mass Communication doctoral program at the University of Alabama. He earned his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Alabama. Currently, Joshua is an Associate Professor of Communication and the Director of the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication at Bradley University. In 2019, he was named the Associate Chair of the Department of Communication. Joshua’s main research interests lie in race in sports, apologia rhetoric in sports, and image restoration in sports.