Cortland - Communication Studies
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Paul van der Veur
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Office Location: Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 224C
Phone Number: (607) 753-4399
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    • Ph.D. Ohio University
    • M.F.A. Ohio University
    • B.A. MTS Vakschool Schoonoven

Courses Taught:

    • Introduction to New Media
    • Field Television Production
    • Photojournalism
    • Multimedia Production
    • News Editing and Design
    • Mass Media and Society
    • Introduction to 3D Animation
    • Video Post-Production

Areas of Expertise:
    • Digital media production
    • 3D animation

Research Interests:

    • Role of media in the process of cultural change
    • Social regulation in international contexts

Recent Publications and Creative Works:

    • Executive Producer/Editor. Acceptance: Living With HIV/AIDS.  Four Part Video Series. U.S. Department of State, Windhoek, Namibia, 2006. Produced with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Broadcast nationally by the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation.  Screened during the 2006 AIDS Day program in the Namibian capital of Windhoek.  Entered in the 2007 Wild Cinema Film Festival, Windhoek.
    • Article: Review of From Butler to Buffett: The Story Behind The Buffalo News, by Murray B. Light. Journalism History. Spring 2004: 50.
    • "Broadcasting and Political Reform" In Media and Democracy in Africa. eds. Goran Hyden, Michael Leslie and Foly Ogundimu. (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2003).


    • Dr. van der Veur has 20 years of teaching experience and currently serves as chair of the communication studies department and program coordinator of the BA program in New Communication Media. Since arriving at Cortland in 2002 he has received over $50,000 in grants to develop the new media program and has become a master trainer for Pinnacle Team Sports. As a former Peace Corp Volunteer, Dr. van der Veur has been involved in many facets of international programs. He was recently inducted into Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars. In 2006, van der Veur returned from a 5-month trip to Namibia where he produced four life stories of people living with AIDS. These 26-minute videos aired on national television and are currently being distributed on DVD. The project was funded by a Fulbright scholarship and a grant from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Other grants received include $250,000 from Bristol-Myers Squibb for AIDS education and prevention for Swaziland. Locally Dr. van der Veur serves as a member on the Lime Hollow Center for the Environment and Culture for which he created a promotional video and advertisment.
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