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Steve Coleman

Dr. Steve Coleman

Assistant Teaching Professor


In the year Steve Coleman was born, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson defined the decisive moment. Coleman, like Cartier-Bresson, is a photojournalist who recognizes photography as an art and as a reporting tool. Coleman’s 39 years of photographic adventures include the 1987 Winter International Special Olympics, a WC-130J air flight with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Hurricane Hunters) from Keesler Air Force Base through the eye of Hurricane Kate, Super Bowls, the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga. Pope John Paul II’s visit to the U.S., and presidential campaign trails. His chance, uninvited inclusion into the White House Press Corps on the Pentagon’s River Parade Field to welcome the head of NATO proved his adage that the right camera and the right attitude can get you far. He is an award-winning photojournalist who worked for several newspapers, and now freelances in the southern region of the U.S. Coleman’s more recent images incorporate an artistic app

  • PHD - University of Southern Mississippi (2007)
  • MS - University of Southern Mississippi (1998)
  • BS - University of Southern Mississippi (1981)

Photography courses, Graphic Design courses, and Multimedia courses.

  • Effective College Instruction
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff - Responsible Employee Edition (LBW)
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education
  • Code of Conduct for Higher Education
  • FCOI Disclosure Process at USM_2017V2
  • Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence Refresher: Title IX VAWA & Clery Act for Faculty & Staff
  • Respect and Inclusion Series: Uncovering Implicit Bias
  • FERPA for Higher Education
  • Diversity Benefits for Higher Education Employees
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Photojournalism, Graphic Design