Yahya Kamalipour, Founder and Chair, Global Communication Association; Director, Center for Global Studies, Purdue University Calumet, USA

Yahya Kamalipour, Founder and Chair, Global Communication Association; Director, Center for Global Studies, Purdue University Calumet, USA

Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour is professor of mass and international communication, head of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts, and director of the Center for Global Studies, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, USA.

His areas of interest and research include globalization, media impact, international communication, advertising, cultural diversity, stereotyping, Middle East media, and new communication technologies.

Dr. Kamalipour has 14 published books, including “Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age” (2010), “The Right to Communicate” (with A. Dakroury & M. Eid, 2009), “The Media Globe: Trends in International Mass Media” (with L. Artz, 2007) etc.

In addition to serving on the advisory and editorial boards of several prominent communication journals and professional organizations, Dr. Kamalipour is founder and managing editor of the “Global Media Journal”, co-founder and co-editor of “Journal of Globalization for the Common Good” and a former editor of the “Global Media Studies Book Series” for the State University of New York Press. He is also founder and director of the Global Communication Association, which holds annual conferences throughout the world.

He earned his Ph.D. degree in Communication (Radio-TV-Film) from University of Missouri-Columbia, M.A. degree in Mass Media from University of Wisconsin-Superior, and B.A. degree in Mass Communication (Public Relations) from Minnesota State University. He has been at Purdue University Calumet since 1986.