Wayne State College

Sean Ahern

Sean Xavier Ahern is an associate professor in the Communication Arts Department at Wayne State College. Ahern teaches Sports Writing, Radio Production. and Radio Workshop. Ahern is also the advisor for the on-campus radio station KWSC-FM 91.9 The Cat.


Ph.D. American Studies, 2019 - University at Buffalo, SUNY
M.A. Popular Culture, 2012 - Bowling Green State University
B.A. Communication Studies, 2009 - Colby-Sawyer College

Academic Interests

Ahern’s areas of specialty include popular sport, media literacy, and material culture.


“College Radio Station Grant.” College Radio Foundation, March 2024 2018.


Conference Presentations

Ahern, Sean. “‘The Forever Rivals’: Montage and the Remixing of Hockey Night In Canada.” Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois. October 6, 2023.

Ahern, Sean. “Balkan Basketball, the NBA and the Yugoslav Wars.” National Communication Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. November 18, 2022.

Ahern, Sean “Revitalizing Radio: KWSC-FM Updates and Upgrades.” Flatwater States Conference. Wayne, Nebraska. March 2022.

Ahern, Sean. “‘Just Do It’: Sergei Fedorov, corporate America and the Russian Hockey Player.” Popular Culture Association Conference, Online. June 2021.


Ahern, Sean, Grace Ellen Brannon, Erin Brummett, Tiffany R. Wang, Deborah L. Whitt. “Helping Undergraduate Students Find Their Place in the Communication Discipline.” National Communication Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. November 18, 2022