This blog is home to the thoughts and ideas of Mike Plugh (ploo). Mike completed his PhD in the Media and Communication program at Temple University, and was a Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University for four years before taking a position as an Assistant Professor of Communication at Manhattan College.
Mike is a Past President of the New York State Communication Association, Pedagogy Editor for the academic journal Explorations in Media Ecology, and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Society for General Semantics.
In addition to his work in academia, Mike has been blogging since 2004, and has written professionally for Baseball Prospectus, Sports Illustrated (SI.com), Medium, and Salon.com. He has appeared on CBS Radio, XM’s MLB Radio Network, and NPR.
Mike is a resident of the Greater New York City area and regularly spends time in Japan, with both personal and professional roots in both locations. He returned to the United States in August of 2012 after nearly 9 years in Akita Prefecture, Japan.
For more information about Mike, or to request an interview, write to mike [at] plugh [dot] net.