J.C. Abdallah - Coastal Carolina University
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J.C. Abdallah, PhD

Assistant Professor - Communication, Media, & Culture

Contact J.C. Abdallah, PhD
843-349-4133 jabdallah@coastal.edu

Brittain Hall 324

Spring 2024 Office Hours
Mondays 11:00am - 1:00pm
Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm
or by appointment
*Please email for an appointment.  

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking.” – Dr. Carl Sagan


Dr. J.C. Abdallah is a quantitative researcher who examines the intersection of sport, media, and identification. His main interest in these topics are how fans interact and identify with their favorite sports teams and other fans. His dissertation examined differences in social media consumption and production among NFL and college football fans. He was named a Ronald E. McNair Scholar as an undergraduate. In terms of teaching, Dr. Abdallah has taught sports communication, persuasion, mass communication, communication research methods, and public speaking. He grew up in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and is a passionate fan of the Steelers and Penguins.


  • Ph.D., Communication (Sports Communication), University of Alabama (2020)
  • M.A., Communication, The Ohio State University (2017)
  • B.A., Communication Studies, West Virginia University (2015)