Rich Hanley currently sits as the chair of the Quinnipiac Athletics Council. Hanley is an associate professor of Journalism and the graduate Journalism program director in the School of Communications. A veteran journalist, and a producer, writer and director of award-winning documentaries and Web sites, Hanley is a leading commentator on the convergence of the news media, politics, pop culture and technology whose opinion appears routinely in news accounts around the world. Prior to joining Quinnipiac University in 2001, Hanley served for more than 20 years as a writer and producer, including a stint at Time magazine. He has received seven Emmy nominations for his television documentaries, including acclaimed films about the 1944 circus fire in Hartford and the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Hanley holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of New Haven and a M.A. from Wesleyan University.