Munster communication professor goes global

Professor and Head of Purdue Calumet’s Department of Communication and Creative Arts Yahya Kamalipour has been busy this fall expanding media global awareness.

Kamalipour has been instrumental in the creation of a 2+2 agreement with Bayan College in Muscat, Oman that will allow academically-successful Bayan students to spend their final two undergraduate years studying media at Purdue Calumet. This agreement, the first between the two institutions, will enable Bayan students to earn a Purdue University degree.

Byan College is a private institution located in Muscat’s Al Ilam. It offers academic programs, degrees and diplomas in English and media studies.

Also while in Oman, Kamalipour spoke on “Social Media and Social and Political Changes in the Region” at the Sultan Qaboos University.

Additionally, Kamalipour recently visited Limkokwing University during a trip to Malaysia for the fifth Global Communication Association Conference. While there, he delivered a lecture, titled “Trends in Communication: Digital versus Print.”

Yahya KamlipourKamalipour also is featured on the cover of the November, 2011 issue of the monthly Iranian national magazine, Media Management. The publication contains a comprehensive interview with Kamalipour about social media, censorship, journalism, media impact, global projects and his forthcoming biographical book.

Further, Kamalipour is founder and managing editor of the Global Media Journal, the fall 2011 edition of which is published online at Global Media Journal is an official publication of the Global Communication Association in conjunction with the Center for Global Studies at Purdue Calumet.

Kamalipour, a Munster resident, has served Purdue Calumet since 1986. He holds undergraduate degrees from Marshalltown Community College (IA) and Minnesota State University, a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a doctorate from the University of Missouri.

He can be contacted at or 219/989-2393.