Journalism and Media Studies
Associate Professor & Chairperson
Office: Nicol GOO3 - Ext: 1518 - Beirut Campus
Office: Block A - 711j - Byblos Campus
PhD in Journalism & Media Studies
MA in Journalism & Mass Communication
BA in Computer Science
Jad Melki, Ph.D., is associate professor of journalism and media studies and chairperson of the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University (LAU) and the director of the Institute of Media Research and Training. He is also a visiting faculty at the Salzburg Academy and an affiliated researcher at the International Center on Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research is at the intersection of digital media literacy, media and war, and gender studies, and focuses on Arab media and journalism education. Previously, Melki was founding director of Media Studies at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and has taught at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, and the Jordan Media Institute. As a former broadcast and digital journalist, Melki was part of the team that won a Webby Award and a National Press Club Award for covering the 2006 Lebanon-Israel war. In 2015, he won the UNESCO-UNAoC International Media and Information Literacy Award for advancing media literacy education in the Arab region through founding the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut (MDLAB), which he chairs. Melki received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.