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Robert Trumpbour

Associate Professor of Communications, Penn State

Robert Trumpbour researches the intersection of media, sport, and society. He is Associate Professor of Communications at Penn State Altoona co-author of The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Life of Houston’s Iconic Astrodome (Nebraska University Press), winner of the Society for American Baseball Research’s Seymour Medal in 2017 and Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book in 2016. He is also author of The New Cathedrals: Politics and Media in the History of Stadium Construction (Syracuse University Press) and co-editor of The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport (Routledge). In addition, Trumpbour has authored numerous book chapters and articles. He has taught at Pennsylvania State University, Southern Illinois University, Saint Francis University, and Western Illinois University. Prior to teaching, Trumpbour worked in various capacities at CBS for the television and radio networks. He is active with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the North American Society of Sport History, and the Society for American Baseball Research.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Communications, Pennsylvania State University