Tom Stanton

Tom Stanton

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Tom Stanton
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 119
Phone: 313-993-1698
Tom Stanton
Areas of Expertise:
Baseball History
Pop Culture - Elton John
Literature - Memoir and Nonfiction
Book Publishing
Sports Journalism and Writing
Media Ethics
Print Media


  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Oakland University


Stanton teaches news writing, news editing, mass communication, media ethics and Detroit sports history and journalism, and advises the student newspaper, The Varsity News. He is author of several nationally recognized nonfiction books, including the 2016 New York Times sports bestseller Terror in the City of Champions and the Casey Award-winning Tiger Stadium memoir The Final Season. He has been featured on CNN, ESPN and NPR. A co-founder and former editor of The Voice newspapers, Stanton was named a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. He is a recipient of Michigan Library Association's Author of the Year award, and his most recent work was named a 2017 Notable Book by the state library. He joined the University in 2008.