Sundeep R. Muppidi, Ph.D.



Sundeep R. Muppidi

  • Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Curriculum, College of Arts & Sciences, and
  • Professor of Communication, University of Hartford


  • Leadership Academy for Department Chairs, American Council on Education (ACE), October 2014
  • ICT Expert Training Program in Broadcasting Contents and Digital Convergence, Korean Communication Commission and Korean Internet Security Agency, November 2011
  • Management Development Program (MDP), Harvard University, 2007
  • Journalism and Mass Communication Leadership Institute for Diversity (JLID) Fellowship, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2005 - 2006
  • Ph.D ., Bowling Green State University (Mass Communication),1999
  • M. A., University of Hyderabad (Mass Communication & Television Production), 1991
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1989
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Languages, BODMAS Computers, 1987
  • B. S., Osmania University (Botany, Zoology and Chemistry), 1986

Dissertation topic: The Uses and Gratifications of Doordarshan and Eenadu TV: A study of a regional Indian television audience


  • Secretary General, AMIC  (January 2010 to December 2011)
  • Faculty, University of Hartford:
    • Professor of Communication, School of Communication, University of Hartford, from 2014 to present.
    • Associate Professor of Communication, School of Communication, University of Hartford, From 2004 to 2014
    • Faculty, Multimedia Web Design and Development Program, University of Hartford, Summer 2007 to Present
    • Director of Graduate Studies, School of Communication, University of Hartford, 2004 to Spring 2007
    • Faculty, Interactive Information Technology Program, University of Hartford, From 2001 to Spring 2007
    • Sabbatical Leave Fall 2005
    • Assistant Professor of Communication, School of Communication, University of Hartford, From 1998 to 2004
  • Asssociate Professor (Adjunct), Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, January 2010 to December 2011
  • Instructor and Teaching Assistant, School of Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1994 to 1998
  • Lecturer of Television Production, S. N. School of Fine Arts, Performing Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, From 1993-1994
  • Visiting Professor:
    • School of Journalism and Media Studies, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, Fall 2005
    • Department of Journalism, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, Fall 2005
    • Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal, India, Fall 2005
    • Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, India, 1994 to present
    • School of Communication and Information (SCI), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Fall 2005
  • Consultant:
    • Communication and Information wing, UNESCO, 2006 to present
    • Grantová agentura České republiky, Czech Science Foundation, Czech Republic, 2007
    • National Research Foundation of South Africa, 2007
  • External Examiner
    • Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia, 2012
    • School of Journalism and Media Studies, Hong Kong University, 2010
    • Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
  • Consultant and Country Representative (for USA), Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore
  • Freelance Journalist/ Magazine Columnist/ Television Producer, From 1991 to present