Dr. Brandon Boatwright ’10, M ’13 Receives the Roaring10 Award

Brandon Boatwright of Central, S.C., has two Clemson degrees: Brandon Boatwright receives the Roaring10 Awarda 2010 bachelor’s in communication studies and a 2013 master’s in communication, technology and society. After earning a doctorate in communication and information sciences from the University of Tennessee in 2020, he rejoined Clemson as an assistant professor of sports communication and director of the Social Media Listening Center (SMLC).

He teaches and mentors both undergraduate and graduate students and conducts and publishes research in a range of topics related to online opinion leadership, internet and social media use, and social advocacy and activism. For the SMLC, he coordinates operations, manages intern teams and fosters collaborative relationships with corporate partners.

His numerous professional, campus and community activities include participation in regional, national and international communication conferences and associations; current or former service on the University’s Emergency Management Council and Athletic Council; and serves on the board of directors for Clemson Wesley. He also directs service-learning projects devoted to helping local non-profit organizations.

Brandon’s interest in sports communication stretches back to his undergraduate days, when he was a sports writer and editor for The Tiger newspaper. His wife, Megan, is associate director of the University’s Gantt Multicultural Center, and both of his parents graduated from Clemson: his father, Frank, in 1977 and his mother, Susan, in 1980.