Education: PhD., International Communication, School of International Service, The American University; M.A., Communication Research, College of Cinema and Television, Tehran, Iran; B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran; A.A., Statistics, College of Statistics and Informatics, Tehran, Iran.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Mass Communication; Communication Policy; Survey of Communication Research; International Communication; Management Practicum. In addition to teaching courses at Howard University, Dr. Malek teaches courses (by invitation) at Georgetown and American universities including International Mass Communication; Cross-cultural Communication; Communication and Social Change; News Media and Foreign Policy; and World Politics.
Professional Experience: Dr. Malek has served two four-year terms as president of the International Communication Section of The International Association of Mass Communication Research (IAMCR); Book Series Editor, Contemporary Issues in International Communication, Greenwood Press Inc.; Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for Journal of International Communication; worked as a researcher for Intelsat, Iran Communication and Development Institute, Public Opinion Institute of National Iranian Radio and TV., Tehran, Iran.
Research Interests: Dr. Malek‘s areas of research and writing are in News Media and Foreign Policy, International Communication, Media and International Conflicts, Cross-cultural Communication and the Middle East. Among his most recent publications are two books, published by Ablex/Greenwood Press. He also writes by invitation for national and international publications. His most recent invited chapter was published in Encyclopedia of International Media and Foreign Policy and he has published numerous articles and book chapters during his nearly thirty years of academic tenure. He has also presented at national and international conferences. He serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals and presently, he is serving as an editor of a book series for Greenwood Publishing Co.