Dr. Sundeep R. Muppidi is the Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Curriculum for the College of Arts & Sciences, and Professor of Communication. He teaches courses in new media, television & multimedia production, international communication and research methods. With a passion for technology, Dr. Muppidi’s research interests are in new communication technologies, international media theory and research, and communication for empowerment. His research has been published in national and international outlets, and he presently serves on the editorial board of the Asia Pacific Media Educator and the Advisory Board of the Global Media Journal- India Edition. Till recently, he served as the Director of the School of Communication. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Media Asia journal and an Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Communication. He has edited the following books:
Dr. Muppidi is an independent film maker and script writer. He is presently working on a documentary on 'Artists of Hyderabad, India'. Some of his past projects include the Inscrutable Americans, a 35mm feature film for the international market (for which he was the co-screenplay writer and the associate director) and the documentary, 'Seeing the Scientific Light' , funded by a grant from NASA, the space agency. He served as the Secretary General of the Asian Media Information and Communication Center in Singapore (AMIC) and is also a consultant for national and international agencies including UNESCO in Paris and the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in Singapore and Manila, Phillippines.
He has a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Bowling Green State University, an M.A. in Communication & Television Production from the University of Hyderabad, and a B.S. in Biology from Osmania University. With two post-graduate diplomas—one in Journalism and Communication and another in Computer programming languages from institutions in India—he is a 2007 alumnus of the Management Development Program at Harvard University and a 2005-2006 fellow of the Journalism and Mass Communication Leadership Institute for Diversity of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
For more information visit his personal website at http://uhavax.hartford.edu/muppidi.
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