Personnel

Dr. William F. Smith

Position Head of Department – Communications & Media
Faculty Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences
Department Department of Communication and Media
Email william.smith@cud.ac.ae
Telephone/Ext +971(4)7096281
Location Hub 1,51
Name Dr. William F. Smith
Position Head of Department – Communications & Media
Email william.smith@cud.ac.ae
Telephone/Ext +971(4)7096281
Location Hub 1,51
Faculty Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences
Department Department of Communication and Media

Biography

Dr. William F. Smith II is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Communication and Media. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy—summa cum laude, from The European Graduate School (EGS) at Valais, Switzerland, later holding the title of Antonin Artaud Fellow. He received a Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research in New York, and Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. 

William’s academic career includes leading a start-up program in Emerging Media in Shanghai, Campus Dean of a China-USA joint-partnership in Beijing, and Program Director at a leading university in Dubai. His research interests include current themes in critical media studies, aesthetics, and how our lives are influenced by technology.

Prior to entering academia, William worked as a communication consultant in Silicon Valley and lead his own successful advertising agency in Seattle. He has also directed and produced several independent films and TV programs in USA, China, and Japan.