Dean, Faculty of Media and Public Relations

Prof. Badran AbdelRazzaq M.H. Badran

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Liwa College, Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Otaiba Street (Al Najda Street previously), Al Danah, Baniyas Tower B, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Professional Summary

Prof. Badran AbdelRazzaq M.H. Badran

Badran A. Badran is a Professor of Strategic Communication and a higher education expert. He obtained his Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Earlier, he graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with an M.A. in Journalism.

Professor Badran has extensive academic administrative experience at different universities, including serving at Zayed University (ZU) as Assistant Provost, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, and Acting Director of the Community Relations Department, Associate and Assistant Dean, and Accreditation Coordinator as well as teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in ZU’s College of Communication and Media Sciences. Prior to that, he served as chair of the Mass Communication Department at the United Arab Emirates University. Professor Badran has over 50 scholarly publications and regional conference participations in disciplines such as strategic communication, public relations, health and environmental communication, tourism promotion, communication and cultural policy, and others at the national, regional, and international levels. He is also a member of the editorial boards of several international academic journals. Moreover, Prof. Badran is a certified program and institutional reviewer by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) and has served as an external academic reviewer for three universities in the Arab Gulf region.

Core Qualifications

  • Higher Education Expert
  • Strategy and Development
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance
  • Academic Program Development
  • Arab Gulf Region Expert
  • Media & Community Relations


  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, Communication (Media minor), 1984.
  • M.A. Indiana University’s School of Journalism, Bloomington, Indiana, Journalism, 1981.
  • B.A. (Hons) Kuwait University, Kuwait, English Language & Literature (Linguistics minor), 1979.
  • Certificate in Travel and Tourism, University of Oxford, 1998.

Research Areas

  • Visual Communication
  • Strategic & Marketing Communication
  • Public Relations in the Gulf Region
  • Environmental and Science Communication
  • Tourism Promotion & Communication

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