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Carol Melhem-Moufarrej

Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Communication and Information Studies

Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication

Ph.D. in Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US
M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
B.S. in Environmental Health, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

As Associate Dean of the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication (MBRSC) for nine years, Dr. Melhem-Moufarrej has thoroughly enjoyed her role as a mentor, a team leader, and a researcher. She spearheaded the MBRSC’s accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) in 2015. Among other things, she has helped organize and host the first Asian Media Information and Communication Center (AMIC) conference in the Middle East. Dr. Melhem-Moufarrej’s research interests converge around health communication having written several conference papers that were presented at the International Communication Association (ICA), the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), and recently the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR). Dr. Melhem-Moufarrej Taught Media and Public Service and several other communication courses at AUD. 

In her personal life, Dr. Carol Melhem-Moufarrej enjoys traveling and immersing herself in different cultures. She and her husband have relocated to seven different cities with their two children, Mira and Souheil, who have since flown the nest.