A noted scholar, Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour (Persian: یحیی کمالی پور , born November 29, 1947) is professor of mass and international communication, head of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts, and Director of the Center for Global Studies, Purdue University Calumet (), Indiana, USA. His areas of interest and research include globalization, media impact, international communication, advertising, cultural diversity, stereotyping, Middle East media, and new communication technologies. He has delivered invited speeches in every continent, been interviewed by numerous global media, and published 14 books, including Global Communication (2nd edition) and most recently, Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age: The 2009 Iranian Presidential Election Uprising in Iran. In addition to serving on the advisory and editorial boards of a number of prominent communication journals and professional organizations, Kamalipour is the founder and managing editor of Global Media Journal (), co-founder and co-editor of Journal of Globalization for the Common Good (), and founder of the Global Communication Association (). He earned his Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Missouri-Columbia; MA in Mass Media from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and BA in Mass Communication from the Minnesota State University. With 30 years of teaching and administrative experience, he has been at Purdue University Calumet since 1986. For additional information, visit .