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Dr. Jeremy McCool

Assistant Professor

College of Arts & Humanities - Communication and Media


Dr. Jeremy C. McCool joined the faculty at West Chester University in 2021, after previously teaching at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. McCool has held lectures at universities and organizations on topics such as media influence, media technology, representation, hip-hop and professional development. 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 Black children. McCool was honored as one of Pittsburgh Magazine's '40 Under 40' honorees in 2021.


  • Media Technology
  • Media Influence
  • Representation
  • Hip-Hop Culture
  • Children's Literature


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