Daine Pavloski '13
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Professor Daine Pavloski’s love for Olivet College began during his time as a student. Graduating in 2013, Professor Pavloski focused his studies in journalism and mass communication (JMC) with a minor in sports psychology, before earning a master’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University. In 2016, he joined the Olivet faculty in an adjunct position, teaching photography and video production in the JMC program. In 2017, Professor Pavloski moved from adjunct instructor to assistant professor of journalism and mass communication.
During his time at OC, Professor Pavloski developed his passion for writing and broadcasting with an emphasis on sports. He served as the sports director for WOCR, the student-led radio station for two years. Also while a student, he wrote sports and opinion articles for Bleacher Report with a wide range of topics. Upon completing his undergrad, Professor Pavloski transitioned to a role with the Big Rapids Pioneer, a newspaper published six times a week, as a sports writer. There, he covered sports for eight area high schools and three Division I and II Ferris State University teams.
In these roles, Professor Pavloski developed a strong foundation in writing and video production, while also being extremely detail and deadline oriented. He transferred his skills to a position as a graduate assistant with Spartan Vision and Athletic Communications while earning his master’s degree from Michigan State University. In that position, Professor Pavloski was responsible for football, basketball, hockey and volleyball video coverage and social media posts as well as special interviews and scripts.
Professor Pavloski recognized the impact of the private, liberal arts education paired with individualized attention and personal relationships and was eager to return to OC to give current students the same opportunities.