Nicole Kraft spent 25 years as an award-winning reporter, editor and magazine journalist, while working also in public relations for professional sports and government communications. She joined the Ohio State School of Communication in 2010 as an assistant professor of journalism, and her classes include Media Writing and Editing, Sports Media, Magazine Writing, and Media Law and Ethics. Her focus in teaching and research has been in utilizing technology in journalism, as well as the academic use of mobile technology among student-athletes. She is co-director of Ohio State’s Sports & Society Initiative. In 2015 Nicole was named an Apple Distinguished Educator. She is also an active journalist, writing numerous magazine features and covering the NHL, Ohio State basketball and horse racing for the Associated Press and Columbus Dispatch.
Education
BS in Political Science, Temple University, 1991
MA in Communication, Ohio State, 2003
EdD in Educational Leadership, Lamar University, 2018
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Research: Journalism, mobile technology in journalism, academic use of mobile technology among student-athletes, pedagogical communication

Expertise: Educator, journalist, newspaper editor, magazine writer, magazine editor, sports writer, communications directir, press secretary
Personal Interests
Pedagogy, mobile technology, ice hockey
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