NU-Q appoints new faculty members

 17 Sep 2017 - 8:04

NU-Q appoints new faculty members
George Anghelcev and (right) Hariclea Zengos.

The Peninsula

A new director and professor for its liberal arts programme has been appointed by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), along with seven professors specialising in the media and communication industry, as well as literature and philosophy. 

Hariclea Zengos will serve as the director of the liberal arts programme, as well as professor will teach courses in literature and literary studies. Zengos, holds a PhD in English from Tufts University, an MA in English from Clark University, and an MEd from Harvard University. Most recently, she served as associate dean for academic affairs in the Office the Provost at the American College of Greece.

“Our new faculty – who bring international experience in various disciplines of media and communication, literature and philosophy – will play an instrumental role contributing to NU-Q’s success in producing a new generation of communication professionals. In addition, they will contribute to NU-Q’s scholarly research and the creation of media content,” Everette E Dennis, Dean and CEO said. 

Among the new faculty joining NU-Q this year is George Anghelcev, who served as a visiting professor in 2016. He returns to NU-Q as an associate professor of journalism and strategic communication. Anghelcev was a tenured associate professor at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Communications’ Department of Advertising and Public Relations, before joining NU-Q. He received his PhD in mass communication from the University of Minnesota, and an MA in sociology and BA in mass communication from Babes-Bolyai University. 

The additional faculty include Rana Kazkaz, Aaron LaDuke, Sam Meekings, Torsten Menge, Pamela Krayenbuhl, and Dana Atrach. Kazkaz, a director, producer and writer of several award-winning films will serve as assistant professor of communication in residence. She received her MFA degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor’s degrees from Oberlin College in theater and Russian language, as well as one from Moscow Art Theater in acting.  LaDuke, an authority on Great Plains literature, will serve as assistant professor of liberal arts. He earned his BA at Northwestern University, MA in creative writing at Western Washington University, and his PhD in English at Ohio University. 

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