Cory Hillman
Dr. Cory Hillman
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
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Dr. Cory Hillman
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies


  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 after spending the last six years as a faculty member at Central Michigan University
  • Research addresses how the commercialization of sports is impacting the relationship between fans and sports, the daily fantasy sports industry and its impact on sporting culture, as well as sports video games
  • Work has appeared in the Communication and Sport Journal, various edited sports anthologies, and his book American Sports in an Age of Consumption: How Commercialization Has Changed the Game was published in 2016
  • Played baseball for four years at Saginaw Valley State University, and worked as a writer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as training camp security for the Detroit Lions


Bowling Green State University, Ph.D. in Media & Communication Studies
Grand Valley State University, M.A. in Communication
Saginaw Valley State University, B.A. in English