c/o Zayed University
P.O. Box 19282
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 1996 Université de Montréal
April 2003 Doctorate of Philosophy
The Contradictions of Culture and Commerce in Telefilm Canada’s Feature film Fund 1981-1998
August 2000 to Zayed University
Present Assistant Professor
College of Communication and Media Sciences
At Zayed University, in Dubai, I teach across the curriculum of the College of Communication and Media Sciences. All courses taught are based on developing leadership, teamwork and creative issue resolution. I have taught media writing, introduction to communication, research and information gathering, international communication, media law and ethics, conflict resolution, tourism destination and promotion, public speaking and presentation skills as well as supervised a capstone project and internship candidates.
2006-Present PODCAST-opinion disseminator with www.7days.ae
-Member of the Dubai Division of the Alliance for International Education
-Editorial Board Member of ‘The Student’s Gazette’
-Editorial Board Member of LTHE
-Scout Leader with the 1st Dubai Scouts
2006-Present Host of ‘NIGHTLINE’ a nightly call-in radio show on socio-political issues
on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM
2003-2006 Presented a weekly one hour news review on Emirates Radio Two 99.3
2004-2006 Bi-Weekly opinion column in 7Days
2007 April 3rd and 5th Seminar for 7Days Newspaper on podcasting.
2006 Media Literacy Worshop for Abu Dhabi Educational Zone
February 26-28, 2006
2005 Team Building Presentation to Beacon Education Group
September 2, 2005
Team Building Seminar for Fujairah Municipality Sponsored by IBM
SMARTSQUARE & Zayed University, April 25
Conferences and Papers Presented:
2006 Cultural Policies, Trade Liberalization and Identity Politics: Testing the
Limits of State.
May 12-14, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Paper Title: Has cultural policy lost its relevance?
2005 Zayed University Media Centre Lecture Series
February 22, 2005 Media City Dubai
Paper Title: Perspectives on globalization and international cultural flow: under the disco ball in Dubai.
Published Papers and Reviews:
(2007 PENDING) Media Literacy in the Context of Communication and Culture, Journal of Learning, Media and Technology, England: Manchester Metropolitain University
(2007) Book Review for Social Science Computer Review (REVIEWED)Marshall. Kimball P, Piper. William S, Wymer. Walter W. (eds.) (2005), Government Policy and Program Impacts on Technology Development, Transfer and Commercialization, Binghamton, NY:Best Business Books.
(2007) The Dubai Egovernance Exercise,
In Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko and Matti Malkia (eds). The
Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Idea Group.
Intellectual honesty and keeping things simple and effective.
1. one day a week internship for every student
2. coffee shop academy
3. radio education
Education, Innovation, Broadcasting, Middle East, Change, Ideas, Motivation, Talking, Listening, WEB2.0, Governance, Social Involvement, NEW is OLD, University Tomorrow
Relaxing people in a radio studio.
Have BBQ talent to spare.
Was an expert brewer of Lambic Ale.
Can remember minute details about people, but not names.
I have been following TED online for some time.
TED has become the foundation of almost all my teaching, I might be obsessed.
TED has become my VuJa De agent, getting me to look at things different even though I see them all the time.
I hope that from TED I discover how others have managed to refine the communication process to draw others into their innovation circle.
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