Stanton is a professor at the University of Connecticut. He previously worked at The Providence Journal, where he was an award-winning investigative reporter specializing in public corruption, politics and government, and organized crime.
He is the author of “Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World“ (Henry Holt, 2019), a biography of the former undefeated heavyweight boxing champion and “The Prince of Providence” (Random House, 2003), a widely acclaimed New York Times bestseller about the felonious former Rhode Island mayor, Buddy Cianci.
Prof. Stanton was part of the team that won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for exposing corruption in the Rhode Island court system.
His freelance work has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Sporting News and Yankee magazine. He taught a summer sports-writing class at Brown University and was a part-time journalism teacher at Roger Williams University.
He holds a BS in political science and magazine journalism from Syracuse University and an MSJ in journalism and urban studies from Northwestern University.