Brief Bio

Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour is a full professor and former Chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at North Carolina A&T State University.  Prior to joining A&T in August 2014, he served as head of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts, and as founding director of the Center for Global Studies at Purdue University Northwest, Indiana.  A noted international scholar, Kamalipour’s areas of interest and research include globalization, media impact, international communications, cultural diversity, stereotyping, Middle East media, and new communication technologies.  He has traveled to 67 countries, delivered invited speeches in every continent, and has 18 published books, including Global Communication, 3rd edition (2019); and Digital Transformation in Journalism and News Media: Media Management, Media Convergence, and Globalization (with M. Friedrichsen, 2017). For updated list of publications, visit or (Amazon Author Page)

In addition to serving on the advisory and editorial boards of several prominent communication journals and professional organizations, Kamalipour is the founder and general managing editor of the Global Media Journals. An innovative and rapidly expanding online publication, GMJ has 12 independent editions, including Arabic, Australian, Canadian, Chinese, German, Indian, Mexican, Persian, Polish, Slovak, Russian, and Turkish. Kamalipour is a former editor of the Global Media Studies Book Series for the State University of New York Press. He is also the Founding President of the Global Communication Association, which holds annual conferences throughout the world.

Kamalipour has given presentations in Australia, Egypt, Canada, China, Iran, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, and the United States, and has been interviewed by numerous newspapers and broadcast media around the world, including British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Reuters, ABC, Voice of America (VOA), RFL/RL, WBEZ Radio (Chicago), National Public Radio, NileTV, Turkish TV, Iranian TV, Press TV, Doordarshan TV, Kerman TV, Sahar TV, Channel One TV, Aljazeera TV, Jam-e-Jam TV, Metro Networks, Detroit Free Press, The Indian Express, New Global India, Hamshahri, Sharq Daily, Indianapolis Star, Quill Magazine, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquire, The Pittsburgh Tribune, The Times, Post-Tribune, and other media channels and news agencies. He has taught courses at universities in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Iran, and Oxford (England) and his articles have appeared in professional and mainstream publications in the U.S. and other countries.

Kamalipour has been profiled in the Contemporary Authors, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in America. He has received significant awards, including the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) Research Award; Purdue’s system-wide Distinctive Service Recognition, James Hartung Award in International Awareness, Northwest Indiana World Trade Council (USA); Distinguished Scholarship Award in International and Intercultural Communication, National Communication Association (USA); Certificate of Recognition, Tsinghua University (China); the Dr. Notghi’s Award in public relations (Iran), and the Edgar Mills Award for Outstanding Service in Communication from the Communicators of Northwest Indiana (USA).

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 North Carolina A&T State University since 2014.

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