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Joanne C. Gerstner

Joanne C. Gerstner

Lansing, Michigan

Awards

  • 2014 Association for Women in Sports Media Ann Miller Achievement Award
  • 2015 Jacobs Foundation Neuroscience Journalism fellow
  • 2012-13 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan
  • 2009 Associated Press Sports Editors top 10 explanatory journalism award
  • 2003 USTWA second place, features

Work experience

Professor of Sports Journalism

Michigan State University School of Journalism

August, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Owner/principal

Gerstner Media

October, 2009 – Present (about 7 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Detroit Tigers (Inside Mlb *2015)

Joanne Gerstner

Traces the history of the Detroit Tigers, highlights significant games and players, and includes photographs, a time line, statistics, quotes, anecdotes, and a glossary.

Traces the history of the Detroit Tigers, highlights significant games and players, and includes photographs, a time line, statistics, quotes, anecdotes, and a glossary.

Detroit Pistons (Inside the NBA)

Joanne C. Gerstner

Detroit Pistons is a beginner’s history of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. Beginning with the franchise’s early years, readers will experience the team’s highest and lowest moments, meet the team’s best players and managers, and gain the inside track on information that completes the team’s story. Mini-biographies, fun facts, anecdotes, fantastic quotes, and sidebars combine with full-color, action... read more

Detroit Pistons is a beginner’s history of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. Beginning with the franchise’s early years, readers will experience the team’s highest and lowest moments, meet the team’s best players and managers, and gain the inside track on information that completes the team’s story. Mini-biographies, fun facts, anecdotes, fantastic quotes, and sidebars combine with full-color, action... read more

Toronto Raptors (Inside the NBA)

Joanne C. Gerstner

Toronto Raptors is a beginner’s history of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. Beginning with the franchise’s early years, readers will experience the team’s highest and lowest moments, meet the team’s best players and managers, and gain the inside track on information that completes the team’s story. Mini-biographies, fun facts, anecdotes, fantastic quotes, and sidebars combine with full-color, action... read more

Toronto Raptors is a beginner’s history of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. Beginning with the franchise’s early years, readers will experience the team’s highest and lowest moments, meet the team’s best players and managers, and gain the inside track on information that completes the team’s story. Mini-biographies, fun facts, anecdotes, fantastic quotes, and sidebars combine with full-color, action... read more

Toronto Blue Jays (Inside Mlb *2015)

Joanne Gerstner

Inside MLB profiles each of the 30 franchises in Major League Baseball. Toronto Blue Jays is a beginner's history of the Blue Jays, covering the beginnings of the franchise, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, and the best players and managers. Fun facts, anecdotes, and sidebars round out the story of each club, allowing your readers to get Inside MLB! SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO... read more

Inside MLB profiles each of the 30 franchises in Major League Baseball. Toronto Blue Jays is a beginner's history of the Blue Jays, covering the beginnings of the franchise, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, and the best players and managers. Fun facts, anecdotes, and sidebars round out the story of each club, allowing your readers to get Inside MLB! SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO... read more

Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn't Have to End Your Athletic Career

Jeffrey S. Kutcher, Joanne C. Gerstner

The word concussion used to be unheard of in youth sports a decade ago. The brain injury was indeed occurring, but coaches and parents were encouraging their youth athletes to "shake it off" after "getting their bell rung". Science and increased awareness about concussion are transforming the way youth parents, coaches, and players pursue athletics. Fear of incurring concussions, as well as in... read more

The word concussion used to be unheard of in youth sports a decade ago. The brain injury was indeed occurring, but coaches and parents were encouraging their youth athletes to "shake it off" after "getting their bell rung". Science and increased awareness about concussion are transforming the way youth parents, coaches, and players pursue athletics. Fear of incurring concussions, as well as in... read more

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