Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies
Scott McAfee began his professional career at age six, working as a radio/television/film actor until he retired from “the biz” at 25 years old. After serving three years in the California Army National Guard, Scott earned his Bachelors and Master’s degree in Communication Studies from CSU Northridge in 2010. For his graduate thesis, Scott conducted ethnographic research within virtual reality constructs. His research focused on how computer mediated messages and virtual constructs enhanced the ability to affect social justice in the “real world”. Scott’s research also examined digital communities of people with disabilities that have traditionally been silenced and oppressed in the real world--including people with autism, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder—and how disability identity, culture, and community is expressed in an electronic, virtual setting.
Outside of the classroom, Scott serves as the Access Coordinator for College of The Canyons and assists students, faculty, and staff with issues relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. During his free time, Scott enjoys running marathons, PC gaming, all things Star Trek, and spending time with his wife.