Josh Pahigian

Josh R. Pahigian, M.F.A.


Adjunct Instructor


McDougall Hall 207
Portland Campus Biddeford Campus

Josh has been affiliated with UNE since joining the English Department as an adjunct instructor in 2004. He currently teaches the annual Global Humanities Seminar Series and English Composition, and writes for the Office of Communications. 

Josh is also the author of several books, including popular baseball titles like The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip, The Amazing Baseball Adventure,​ and 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out. Josh's books have been reviewed and/or he has been cited as an expert in baseball culture and baseball travel by USA Today, Reader's Digest, The Washington Post, Men's Health, The Christian Science MonitorThe Boston Herald, The Philadelphia InquirerHartford Courant, Detroit Free Press, Toronto Star, The Houston Chronicle, The Minneapolis Star TribuneProvidence Journal, Portland Press Herald,,, and scores of other periodicals. In 2015, Josh received a legislative commendation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives for "his commitment to preserving the history of America's favorite pastime."  

Josh is also an accomplished fiction writer. His Old Orchard Beach mystery novel Strangers on the Beach received praise from Publisher's Weekly, The Portland Press Herald, The Bangor Daily News, The Worcester Telegram, The Maine Edge, Kennebec Journal and many other periodicals throughout New England, and his short stories revealing the complexities of the Armenian-American cultural experience have been published in literary journals in the United States and Armenia (in translation). 



Emerson College
The College of the Holy Cross


Selected publications

Stride, C. B., Thomas, F. E., Wilson, J. P. & Pahigian, J. Modeling stadium statue subject choice in US baseball and English soccer. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 1–34, ISSN (Online) 1559-0410, DOI: 10.1515/1559-0410.1399, March 2012.

Research topics

Baseball Culture