Yahya R. Kamalipour
Purdue University - Calumet
Email: yrkamali@purdue.edu

An internationally noted scholar, Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour is professor of mass communication and head of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond , Indiana , U.S.A. His areas of research include globalization, media impact, international communication, advertising, cultural diversity, stereotyping, Middle East media, and new communication technologies. Dr. Kamalipour has over 10 published books, including Global Communication , 2 nd edition (2006), Bring 'Em On: Media and Politics in the Iraq War (with L. Artz, 2005); War, Media, and Propaganda: A Global Perspective (with N. Snow, 2004); Globalization and Corporate Media Hegemony (with L. Artz, 2003), Global Communication (2002); Media, Sex, Violence, and Drugs in the Global Village (with K. Rampal, 2001); Religion, Law, and Freedom:  A Global Perspective (with J. Thierstein, 2000); Images of the U.S.  Around the World: A Multicultural Perspective (1999); and Cultural Diversity and the U.S. Media (with T. Carilli, 1998).

In addition to serving on the advisory and editorial boards of several prominent communication journals, Dr. Kamalipour is the founder and managing editor of a groundbreaking digital online publication, Global Media Journal ( www.globalmediajournal.com ) with many editions, including African, American, Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Indian, Mediterranean , Persian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, and more. He is co-editor of Journal of Globalization for the Common Good ( www.commongoodjournal.com ) and the Global Media Studies Book Series for the State University of New York Press.

Dr. Kamalipour has given presentations in Egypt , Canada , China , India , Iran , Kenya , Mexico , Slovenia , United States , and taught courses at universities in Ohio , Illinois , Missouri , Indiana , Iran , and Oxford ( England ). In addition to numerous mass media appearances and interviews, his articles have appeared in professional and mainstream publications throughout the world.

Dr. Kamalipour has been profiled in the Contemporary Authors volume (2000 edition), Who's Who in the World , and Who's Who in America . He has received significant awards, including the Distinguished Scholarship Award in International and Intercultural Communication from the National Communication Association (USA); Certificate of Recognition , Tsinghua University ( China ); and the Edgar Mills Award for Outstanding Service in Communication from the Communicators of Northwest Indiana. 

Dr. Kamalipour 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.

For additional information, visit his personal web site at www.kamalipour.com