• Title Master Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations
  • Office 704 Commonwealth Ave., 301 B
  • Education Ph.D. Communication, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
    M.A. Political Science, emphasis International Relations, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    B.S. Communication Studies, Spalding University, Louisville, KY

Dr. Dana Janbek is an internationally-focused scholar and educator – a native Arabic speaker whose research has focused on the use of communication technologies by Syrian refugees, and the use of the internet by terrorist organizations. Her publications include the co-authored article “Syrian refugees and information precarity” (published in New Media & Society, a top-ranked communication journal), and the co-authored book Global terrorism and new media: The post Al-Qaeda generation. She has given dozens of local, national, and international media interviews on her research topics. She presents her research regularly at academic communication conferences, primarily at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and has given dozens of invited presentations on her research at academic institutions throughout the Northeast. She is a recipient of the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation grant, the Massachusetts Council for International Education Lecturer, and The Plank Center Educator Fellowship Program (twice, with fellowships at Johnson & Johsnon and JetBlue). Dr. Janbek teaches mass communication courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and international communication on the graduate level.

Departments/Site Areas
Advertising, Communication, and Public Relations