Peter J. Maurin received his Masters Degree (Sociology) from McMaster University (1992), his Honours BA (Sociology and Film) from Brock University (1989) and his Diploma in Radio and Television Arts from Niagara College (1983). He has taught in the Media and Entertainment Program at Mohawk College since 1990. In the past, he's also taught at Brock University and Niagara and Seneca Colleges.
In addition to being the Coordinator for the Communications Media Practices Post-Graduate Certificate, he also teaches On Air Production, Media and Society, Media Law/Ethics and Popular Music and Society to Mohawk College's remarkable Media and Entertainment students
He has been an author for Pearson Education in Toronto since 1996, co-authoring Canadian editions of both Keys to Success and The Media of Mass Communication. In addition to being a freelance writer, Peter's also a broadcaster, logging over 35 years on the air for several radio stations in Ontario. He was most recently heard on 101.5 The Hawk in Hamilton.
In 2013 Peter was honoured to receive both the Mohawk College President's Award for Excellence and the Mohawk College Award for Excellence.