Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Broadcasting/online journalism/media ethics/social media/digital storytelling, infographics, multimedia journalism

Research areas

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

Education

PhD, International communication with focus on broadcasting., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, United States
MA, Mass communication with focus on broadcasting, University of Minnesota-Twin-Cities, United States
Bachelor, Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Bachelor, Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

Professional experience

Head of the Department at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2013 - Present)
Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2012 - 2013)
Media Advisor at UAE National Media Council, United Arab Emirates(2010 - 2012)
Professor at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2008 - 2010)
Acting Dean at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2007 - 2008)
Dean at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2005 - 2008)
Acting Dean at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2002 - 2005)
Head of Department at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(1999 - 2002)
Head of Department at Ajman University of Science & Technology, United Arab Emirates(1998 - 1999)
Chair of Department at UAE University, United Arab Emirates(1995 - 1998)
Associate Professor at UAE University, United Arab Emirates(1993 - 1995)
Communications Manager at Noor al Hussein Foundation, Jordan(1992 - 1993)
Presenter at Jordan Television, Jordan(1992 - 1993)
Assistant professor at Yarmouk University, Jordan(1986 - 1992)
News editor and reporter at Jordan Television, Jordan(1979 - 1982)
News reporter at Jordan Times, Jordan(1980 - 1982)

Memberships

Social Media Association, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2015 - present
Technology, Knowledge and Society, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2015 - present
Global Communication Association, 2013 - present
Canadian Communication Association, 2009 - present
International Communication Association, 2013 - 2013
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, USA, 2007 - 2008
Arab-US Association of Communication Educators, 2003 - 2005
International Communication Association, 1990 - 1993
+971 6 515 2419