B.S., Health Education, University of South Carolina
M.M.C., University of South Carolina
Van Kornegay has worked in graphics and photojournalism for major news organizations
and conducted journalism workshops for the European Union in Prishtina, Kosovo, the
World Association of Newspapers in Paris, France and the International Media Fund
in Albania. He also helped establish some of the first free press newspapers in post
Communist Albania while working for the International Media Fund. He also worked as
a freelance journalist and as a public affairs officer for the international relief
agency Samaritan’s Purse in Albania and in Kosovo in the wake of the NATO conflict
with Serbia in 1999.
Kornegay's research and creative activity has focused on visual communications and
international journalism. His academic publication credits include articles in Journalism
Educator, Nieman Reports at Harvard University, Public Relations Journal, American
Journalism Review, The Information Society, a book chapter in the textbook Creative
Strategies in Advertising and a chapter in the book Understanding Media Convergence
entitled “Media Convergence and the Neo-Dark Age.”
2013/2014 Knight Foundation grant that was a collaboration between School of Journalism
and Mass Communications, the School of Public Health and Richland County Library to
raise awareness and education of Richland County residents regarding the impact and
options of the Affordable Care Act.
2013 Dobson grant to fund a mobile medical clinic as part service learning trip to
Malawi, Africa with Kornegay, professor Scott Farrand and eight USC students.
Kornegay teaches courses in print and online graphics as well as multimedia design
and production. He has been recognized for outstanding teaching at the University
of South Carolina with two Mortar Board Awards and with the Michael Mungo Award for
Outstanding Undergraduate teaching.
Kornegay, V. (2013, July). Effective graphics. In Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication (pp. 6-10). Sage Publications, Inc.
Kornegay, V. (2008). Media convergence and the neo-dark age. In Understanding Media Convergence (pp.84-97). New York: Oxford University Press.
Kornegay, V. (2006). Art and religion. In Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Chair, Visual Communications Sequence, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Chair, Curriculum Committee, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Member, Visual Communications Division of the Association for Education of Journalism and Mass Communication
Chair, S.C. Scenic Highways Committee, Appointed by the Governor
Board Member, Ministry of Hope, Malawi, Africa