Doug Glanville

Adjunct Faculty

Educational Leadership

Academic Degrees:

B.S.E. in Systems Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania



Doug Glanville brings a distinct perspective to his teaching on the subject of sports, activism, policy, and the media. He is uniquely capable of offering insight about baseball and how the sport translates to everyday life. Raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Glanville graduated from the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the first African American Ivy League graduate to play Major League Baseball. After retiring from a nine-year career in the MLB, Glanville began sharing his experience and knowledge through his writing, speaking, and sports commentary. He balances his broadcasting career at NBC Sports Chicago and ESPN with his goals as a teacher and advisor. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer’s Inside View. His work appears in The Athletic, The New York Times, and NBC Sports Chicago, as well as other publications. He also co-hosts the baseball podcast, Starkville, where he and co-host Jayson Stark share baseball stories and trivia as they challenge their audience to rethink conventional wisdom.

This fall, Glanville will be advising students and developing an online course on sport, race, and the media modeled after the courses he has taught at UPenn and Yale. Additionally, he will teach the undergraduate “Sports and Society” sections in the spring.


Professional Broadcasting and Published Works:

Color Commentary, NBC Sports Chicago

Baseball Analyst, Baseball Night Chicago

Baseball Analyst and Expert, ESPN and ESPN Radio

Co-Host, “Starkville” Podcast, The Athletic

Contributor, The Athletic and The New York Times

“The Glanville Law” (Connecticut House Bill 6863)

Glanville, Doug, The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer’s Inside View, Macmillan Publishers, 2010, reprinted 2011.



Honorary Doctorate, Governors State University

Media Good Guy by the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association

Phillies Community Service Award

March of Dimes

Boys & Girls Club Honoree

Best of Philly – New Athlete


293-Game Errorless Streak

1100 Career Hits

First Round Draft Pick – Amateur Baseball Draft (12th Overall)

MVP and Fastest Player Award, Puerto Rican Winter League  – Mayaguez Indios

Top 10 in National League in hits (189), League Leader in At Bats (678)

2nd in National League in hits (204), 7th in National League in Hitting (.325)

Achieved 1000th career hit

Jackie Robinson Award

Academic All-American

Athletic All-American



Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST)

Connecticut State Advisory Committee to US Commission on Civil Rights

Hartford Yard Goats Community Board – Member


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Doug Glanville
Contact Information
Phone860 486 0250
Mailing AddressU-3093
Office LocationGentry 204