Jad Melki, Ph.D., is assistant professor of journalism and media studies and the director of the Media Studies Program at the American University of Beirut. Melki is also the chairperson of the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut (MDLAB) and an affiliated researcher with the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a visiting faculty at the Salzburg Academy for Media and Global Change, Austria. Previously, he was a visiting faculty at Johns Hopkins University and at Towson University, teaching research methods, media and society, media literacy, multimedia and broadcast journalism, and media, war and terrorism. Melki has been a broadcast and online journalist for 15 years working with American and Arabic media. He was part of the Webby award and Press Club award winning Hot Zone team (Yahoo! News), covering the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war. He received his Ph.D. in journalism studies from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Ph.D., Journalism & Media Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2008.
Master of Arts, Journalism & Mass Communication, Kent State University, USA, 2001.
Certificate IV in Television & Video Production, Metro Screen, Australia, 1998.
Bachelor of Sciences, Computer Science, University of Balamand, Lebanon, 1996.