Keynote speaker, Mark Curnutte, Assistant Instructor at Miami University
Mark Curnutte is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, his alma mater. He is a career newspaper reporter who worked 25 years at the Cincinnati Enquirer, where he was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team for “Seven Days of Heroin” in 2017 and three times selected top reporter in Ohio (2012, ’13, and ’18). He is author of “A Promise in Haiti: A Reporter’s Notes on Families and Daily Lives,” published in 2011 by University of Vanderbilt Press and winner of a national Foreword Reviews’ social sciences book of the year award. His second book, “Across the Color Line: Reporting 25 Years in Black Cincinnati,” was published in fall 2019 by University of Cincinnati Press. Curnutte lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Diana Maria Lara.