Mehdi Semati

Professor & Head of the department of Communication at Northern Illinois University

1995 Ph.D. in Communication, University of Missouri-Columbia
1991 MA in Telecommunication, Michigan State University
1989 BS in Telecommunication, University of Kentucky-Lexington

Academic Appointments
Professor & Acting Chair
2017-present Northern Illinois University
Professor of Communication
2012-present Northern Illinois University
Associate Professor of Communication
2009- 2012 Northern Illinois University
2004- 2009 Eastern Illinois University (Awarded tenure April 2004)
Assistant Professor of Communication
2000- 2004 Eastern Illinois University
1995- 2000 Michigan Technological University

Teaching Fields
International Communication, Global Media
Communication Theory
Media and society
Popular Culture and Communication
Theories of Visual Representation
Media and Social Relations
Cultural Studies