Prof. Mohammed Kirat

Prof. Mohammed Kirat

Professor / Dean
College of Media & Mass Communication

prof-image Doctor Mohammed Kirat is dean of the College of Media and Mass Communication (CMMC) and professor of public relations and Strategic Communication at American University in the Emirates. Professor Kirat has over 30 years of experience in teaching public relations and mass communication, launching Master and BA programs in several universities and providing media and communication consultation and expertise. He published more than 60 articles and book chapters on journalism, mass media and public relations in scholarly journals such as Public Relations Review, Gazette. Journal of International Communication among others. He has also authored 13 books on mass media and public relations, among them The Communicators: A Portrait of Algerian Journalists and Their Work; Public Relations in the United Arab Emirates: The Status of the Profession and the Practitioners’ Characteristics; The Construction of Social Consciousness: The Role of the Mass Media in Constructing Reality and Manufacturing Public Opinion.

Doctor Kirat served as the head of the Department of Communication, and President of Scientific Council, Institut des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication, Algiers University (1988-1994). In 1994 he was appointed Communication advisor at the Ministry of Health in the United Arab Emirates. Professor Kirat taught in several universities in the UAE as well as Qatar University and Sultan Qaboos University. Previously, he served as dean of College of Communication, University of Sharjah (2008-2011). His areas of research cover corporate integrated marketing communication, image building, reputation management, crisis management, Strategic communication, organizational communication, media coverage of international conflicts, press freedom in the Arab world, Media ethics, and social media and the Arab public sphere.

Professor Kirat was a recipient of the following awards and distinctions: Qatar University Outstanding Media Contribution Award, 2019. Certificate of Appreciation, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, Qatar University, 2017-2018. Qatar University Outstanding Media Contribution Award, 2017. Certificate of Appreciation, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, Qatar University, 2016-2017. Qatar University Outstanding Media Contribution Award, 2013. University of Sharjah Award for Distinguished Faculty Members in Scientific Research, 2010. University of Sharjah Award for Distinguished Faculty Members in Scientific Research, 2007. University of Sharjah, Scientific Research award, 2006. Amideast Full Bright Scholarship, Washington DC., 1984. Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research National Scholarship, 1981.

Professor Kirat holds a PhD. (1987) And Master (1984) from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America.

Faculty

Prof. Mohammed Kirat

Professor / Dean

Dr. Samia Hashim

Assistant Professor / Department Chair - BA in Public Relations

Dr. Walaa Fouda

Assistant Professor / Department Chair - BA In Media And Mass Communication

Dr. Khalid Al Kassimi

Dr. Khaled Al-Kassimi

Assistant Professor / Director of Research Support

Dr. Sonja Brown

Associate Professor

Dr. Soad Matar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mario Rodriguez

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mona Abdurahman

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yahia Benlarbi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Federico Triolo

Assistant Professor

Mrs. Elizabeth Matar

Assistant Professor

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