Peter J. Maurin has an extensive background in the media industry, which he makes sure to share with students. A freelance writer with over 40 years of experience working on the air for several radio stations across Ontario. Peter has been an author for Pearson Education, since 1996, and has co-authored Canadian editions of both Keys to Success and The Media of Mass Communication.
Peter has taught in the Media and Entertainment Program at Mohawk College since 1990. Currently, he teaches all law courses within the Broadcasting – Radio, Broadcasting – Television Communications Media, and Journalism programs. He is also the course coordinator for the Popular Music and Society Gen Ed course. Formerly, Peter has taught at Brock University, as well as Niagara and Seneca Colleges.
Peter holds a diploma in Radio and Television Arts from Niagara College, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology and Film from Brock University and a Master of Sociology from McMaster University. In 2013 Peter was honoured to receive both the Mohawk College President's Award for Excellence and the Mohawk College Award for Excellence.
On Saturday mornings, he’s the host and interviewer on Oldies Without Borders, on our own campus/community radio station, INDI 101-5, Hamilton’s Home for Alternative.