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.
Research Interests: media and popular culture history; media and issues of community; television
Teaching Areas: COM 100 Human Communication; COM 200 Communication History; COM 203 Intro to Media Writing; COM 321 Intermediate Writing for PR; COM 322 Intermediate Writing for Media; COM 323 Intermediate News Writing and Reporting