Dr. Muschert is a professor of sociology based in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a research advisor to the Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development. Previously he served appointments on the Law and Society faculty at Purdue University (USA) and the Sociology, Social Justice Studies, and Comparative Media Studies faculties at Miami University (USA). His research focuses on the metaverse, digital inequalities, sustainable development, and the ethical resolution of social problems.
Dr. Muschert earned a Ph.D. (2002) in sociology from the University of Colorado (USA) and a BS (1992) in International Studies from Drexel University (USA). He has been a visiting scholar at various universities worldwide, including Seoul City University (South Korea), Erzincan University (Turkey), and Atatürk University (Turkey). He is proficient in various qualitative and quantitative methodologies of social research inquiry and frequently serves reviewer and editorial board member for dozens of academic journals. With over 25 years of experience as a university instructor, he is certified by the UAE Ministry of Education as an External Reviewer for the Council on Academic Accreditation.
Dr. Muschert is a member of international professional associations such as the Academy of International Business (AIB) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), where he is a lifetime member and has served since 2010 as SSSP Secretary. He has written or edited over a dozen academic volumes/special issues of journals, dozens of academic research articles, and dozens of chapters in academic volumes. Major books include Theorizing Digital Divides (Routledge), The Digital Divide: The Internet and Social Inequality in International Perspective (Routledge), and multiple volumes of the Agenda for Social Justice (Policy Press).
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