College / Department

Teaching areas

Broadcasting/news writing and reporting/multimedia production/global communication/media ethics and law

Research areas

Arab media/ broadcasting/media and globalization/social media effects/social media, media ethics


B. A. in English literature, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, 1979.
B. J. (Journalism), University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, 1979.
Masters, University of Minnesota-Twin-Cities, USA, 1983.
PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities, USA, 1986.

Professional experience

American University of Sharjah, UAE,Sept. 1, 2012 to date
University of Sharjah, UAE, 1999-2010.
UAE University, Al ain, UAE, 1993-1998
Yarmouk University, Jordan, 1986-1993.
Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE, 1998-1999.


International Association for Media & Communication Research, Canadian Communication Association

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