Dr. Greenham is an award-winning, funded researcher whose focus is largely on North American professional sports – particularly baseball, hockey and Canadian football. His analysis utilizes historical methods and includes aspects of media, political ideology and league/club operations. Dr. Greenham’s objective is not to litigate the past but to explore issues and nuances that provide contextual perspective to current events. Researching history allows narratives to be formed and reformed, bolstered and challenged. In the lecture hall, Dr. Greenham relies on storytelling. Students are encouraged to be active listeners and participants in the discussions to maximize their understanding and retention. Dr. Greenham is accepting graduate students, particularly (but not solely) those interested in the thesis pathway that have a sociocultural/historical emphasis.
Areas of Research Interest
- Sport History
- Sport Journalism
- Professional Sports
History of Sport in Canada; Hockey in Canada; Sport Media; Newsroom; Sport in America
Research and Publications
Recent News Contributions
"New MLB rules are consistent with baseball's past — not an assault on tradition." The Conversation. April 12, 2023.
"British Society of Sport History Podcast (Sport in History) discussion of media’s coverage of Pete Rose betting scandal research." May 15, 2021.
Andrews, Ben and Craig Greenham. "Can Nostalgia Save the CFL?" Hamilton Spectator, May 20, 2020.
Little, Becky, "The Terrorist Attack That Failed to Derail the 1988 Seoul Olympics," History Channel. February 9, 2018.
Little, Becky, "The Weirdest Winter Olympic Events We No Longer Play" National Geographic. February 8, 2018.