Jeremy McCool, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

E-mail: Jeremy McCool, Ph.D.

Office: Wayne Hall, 214

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday, 3:15-4:15pm; Tuesday/Thursday, 8:30-10:00am


Courses Taught:

  • Digital Storytelling; Podcasting, Vlogs, and Media
  • Media Technology
  • Radio Production
  • Intro to Public Speaking
  • Intro to Communication, Media, and Culture
  • Media Field Studies: Podcasting
  • "Fight the Power!”: Music and Marketing Social Protest Movements

Recent Publications:

  • Rine, P. J., Hilton, A. A., & McCool, J. C. (2021). Current Trends, Future Directions: Promoting the Long-Term Survival and Success of HBCUs. In Reimagining Historically Black Colleges and Universities (pp. 121-134). Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • McCool, J. C. (2021). The Miseducation of Hip-Hop: Exploring the Relationship between Race and the Perception of Socially Conscious Rap Music (Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania).
  • McCool, J. C., & McBride, A. (2021). The Adventures of Darrius: The Hall Monitor.
  • McCool, J. C., & McBride, A. (2018). Princess and The Power of Melanin.


  • Ph.D. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. - Western Illinois University
  • B.A. - Western Illinois University

Jeremy C. McCool joined the faculty at West Chester University in 2021, after previously teaching at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. McCool is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital/Global Media in the department of Communication and Media. With a background in radio, McCool’s research revolves around media technology, popular music, and cultural studies.  Additionally, McCool has published op-ed content on racial bias, media, and discrimination in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. He is also the co-author of a children’s book series called “McCool & McBride Books”, which aims to educate, empower, and inspire children with stories that feature Black lead characters. The series debut book, Princess and The Power of Melanin, was created to combat prejudice and uplift African American children. McCool was honored as one of Pittsburgh Magazine's '40 Under 40' honorees in 2021.