Mark Curnutte


Visiting Instructor



 B.A., Miami University


Mark Curnutte received his B.A. in Geography and English from Miami University in 1984 and worked for 34 years as a newspaper reporter covering multiple social issues, including race, poverty, and immigration. Mark's research projects include racial tension involving Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and race relations and social stratification in the United States. He is the author of two nonfiction books, "A Promise in Haiti," Vanderbilt University Press, 2011, winner of a national Foreword Reviews' social sciences book of the year; and "Across the Color Line," University of Cincinnati Press, 2019. He is three-time Top Reporter in Ohio as selected by the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ), while working at The Cincinnati Enquirer. He was also part of the Enquirer's Pulitzer Prize-winning team for "Seven Days of heroin" in 2017, and researched migrant Haitian sugar workers in the Dominican Republic in 2013 after winning a competitive Ford Foundation grant for international social justice reporting. In addition to teaching multiple social justice studies classes, Mark has taught three journalism classes and directs the experiential learning program in Cincinnati for the Department of Sociology and Gerontology.

 Recent Publications

Curnutte, M. (2019). Across the Color Line.  Cincinnati, Ohio. University of Cincinnati Press, 

"A Promise in Haiti: A Reporter's Notes on Families and Daily Lives," 2011, author, Vanderbilt University PRess, 

"4 addresses in 4 month," 2019, the Cincinnati Enquirer, author,

"Labor Department finds bitterness in sugar workers' lives," 2013, author, USA Today,





Spring 2023 Office Hours

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Virtual appointments available Tuesdays and Thursdays

In person appointments available:

Mondays 1:30-4:00

Fridays 12:00-2:30