Photo of Marty Dobrow from the Department of Humanities
  • Master of Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1983

Marty Dobrow has been at Springfield College since 1999, where he also serves as faculty advisor to the student newspaper and coordinates internships for communications/sports journalism students.

Actively involved in journalism as a columnist for, Dobrow often writes about diversity issues in the world of sports. For years, he wrote for Boston Globe. His freelance work has appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated,, and The International Herald Tribune. Five of Dobrow’s stories have earned recognition in the Best American Sports Writing series. Dobrow is also the author of two books, including Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Advanced Journalism
  • Sports Writing
  • Journalistic Ethics
  • Journalist as Hero/Journalist as Villain


  • Civil Rights
  • Journalistic Ethics
  • Feature Writing
  • Sports and Social Justice