English and Journalism
Journalism Program Director
Public Relations, International Press, and Research Methods
Ph. D. (Temple University, 87), M. A. (U of IL, Chicago, 84), M. S. Physics (AM Univ, India, 73)
|Office||226E Simpkins Hall: 309-298-1324|
|Office hours||TT 1-2:30, W 1-2, & by appt. (SP14)|
Islam, Muslims and Media: Myths and Realities (1997); Islam: A Contemporary Perspective (ed)1993; Many book chapters and articles in refereed journals
Member, Public Relations Society of America
Life member, International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Member, editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, UK; Journal of Media Studies, Pakistan; Journal of the Global Communication Research Association
Faculty Adviser, WIU Chapter of PRSSA
I love to teach public relations, international communication, and reseach methods courses; I want to see students interacting and participating in classes; I am challenging and tough in assignments but dedicated to the well being of each of my students.
Born in India; came to the U. S. in 1981; has travelled to most European countries, most nations in the Middle East, and almost all of the countries in Asia.