Dr. Epstein most recently held the position of Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Greensboro College and Director of Holocaust Studies at Greensboro College.
He has been an educator in various universities , both in the public and private sector , since 1985.
Dr. Epstein also regularly lectures on subjects ranging from the Holocaust to Criminal Justice.
Professional Presentations :
1989: Juvenile Delinquency and Heavy Metal Rock Music: A Preliminary Examination.
Presented at the MidSouth Sociological Association. Juvenile delinquency session 1989: Harvester of Sorrow: Juvenile Delinquency and Heavy Metal.
Presented to Alpha Kappa Delta. University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1990: Discussant, Popular Culture Section. MidSouth Sociological Association Meetings. Hot Springs Arkansas 1990: Wharf Rats: Alcoholics Anonymous and the Grateful Deadhead Phenomena.
Presented at the Southern Sociological meetings. Alcohol and Drug session. With Robert Sardiello 1990: We Don't Need No Education: Musical Tastes and Educational Placement in Two North Carolina Middle Schools.
Presented at The North Carolina Sociological Association Meetings 1991: Session Organizer and Chair. The Sociology of Rock Music Session. MidSouth Sociological Association. Jackson, Mississippi 1991: Towards a Theory of Subcultural Resistance: A Working Paper in Theory Construction.
Paper presented at the MidSouth Sociological Association Meetings. Jackson, Mississippi 1992:
Session Organizer and Chair. The Sociology of Rock Music. MidSouth Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Chattanooga, Tennessee 1992: Towards an Interpretive Scheme: Rock Lyrics as Virtual Experience and Hyperreality. MidSouth Sociological Association, Chattanooga, Tenn. With Timothy B. Gongaware 1992:
Concerts and Arrest Rates At the Greensboro, North Carolina Coliseum. MidSouth Sociological Association, Chattanooga, Tenn. With Russell P. D. Burton 1993: Chair.
Culture Section Round table Discussion on Youth Culture. American Sociological Association. Miami, Florida 1993: Americans Have No Identity But They Do Have Wonderful Teeth: Towards a Postmodern Interpretation of the Self. American Sociological Association. Miami, Florida. (Multimedia presentation) 1994:
Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution: Artistic Conventions and Tensions in the Major SubGenres of Heavy Metal Music. Canadian Sociological Association Meetings, Calgary. With Bruce Friesen 1995. Every Generation Has Got Its Own Disease: Research Notes On Resistance and Grunge Rock Culture.
Annual Meeting for The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism, Washington D.C. With Margarete J. Epstein 1995 Session CoOrganizer. Postmodern Culture and the Sociology of the Absurd. Annual
Meeting for The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism, Washington D.C. With Stanford Lyman and Norman K. Denzin. 1995. Alternative Texts: Computer Art as Sociology. Annual Meeting for The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism, Washington D.C. With Patrick Litchty. 1995.
Co-Organizer and Discussant. Henry Giroux’s Disturbing Pleasures: A Focused Discussion of Critical Pedagogy. Stone Symposium. Des Moines, Iowa.
1995. Computer Graphics and The Presentation of Sociological Knowledge on the Internet. Stone Symposium. Des Moines, Iowa. 1996. Machine: Mapping the Multimedia Terrain of Postmodern Society. Stone Symposium, Nottingham, England. Multimedia presentation. With Patrick Lichty. 2001. Keynote Speaker. Global Conference on Youth. University of Plymouth. Plymouth, England. 2009. What Makes New Media So Different, So Appealing? Columbia College. Chicago, Il. With Patrick Lichty. 2009. Social Theory and Tactical Media. McMasters University. Montreal, Quebec. With Patrick Lichty. 2009
Developing Our Community’s Creative Potential Through a Diverse Music Scene. Center For Design Innovation. Winston Salem, NC. With Kim Thore. 2010.
Facilitator. Breakout session on the profession. Midsouth Sociological Association Annual Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. 2011.
Separated Out: Marillion, Rock Music, and the Middle Class. International Association for the Study of
Popular Music Annual Conference. Cincinnati, Ohio.