Education: PhD: Ohio University, International Media Studies MFA: Ohio University, 3D Design
Research Interests: Communication and Social Change; Representations of Africa
Background: Dr. van der Veur has more than 25 years of teaching experience and currently serves as chair of the communication and media studies department. He also coordinates the interdisciplinary program in cinema studies and is an active member of the Africana studies department. As a former Peace Corp Volunteer, Dr. van der Veur has been involved in many facets of international programming. His work lends itself to the creation of pro-social media, focusing on such issues as inclusive education, living with HIV, and environmental reclamation and sustainability.
Teaching Area: Media Production
Specializations: Environmental Sociology, Social Dimensions of Disasters and Hazards, Environmental Justice, Ethnographic Methods, Sri Lanka, Body Modification (Tattooing)
Courses: Introduction to Sociology, Methods of Social Research I, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Justice, Social Dimensions of Disaster
Affiliated Departments: International Studies, Africana Studies
Mary A. Cannito-Coville
Specializations: Collateral consequences of mass incarceration, youth involvement in gangs, the school-to-prison pipeline.
Courses: Sociology of policing, Corrections, Sociology of violence, and Crime & Inequality.