Prof. Ümit Atabek
Faculty of Communication / Dept. of New Media
Short CVProf.Dr. Ümit Atabek received his BA from Middle East Technical University (1979), MA (1982) and PhD (1991) from Ankara University . In 1980, he started his academic carrier as a research assistant in Ankara Gazi University, Faculty of Communication, where he later served as department chair and vice dean. In 1983, he had been in Perugia University, Istituto di Studi Sociali as a visiting scholar. In 1995, he received associate professor degree on media-broadcasting techniques. During 2001-2002 academic year, he worked as visiting professor in Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus. In 2002, he joined Antalya Akdeniz University, Faculty of Communication where he worked as department chair and dean. Since 2009, he is the dean of Faculty of Communication, Yaşar University. Between 2002 and 2010 he served as committee member of UNESCO Turkey National Commissions Committee on Communication. Professor Atabek is member of EUPRERA (European Public Relations Education and Research Association), İLAD (Turkish Communication Research Association) and TSBD (Turkish Association of Social Sciences). His fields of academic interest are communication technologies, communication research methodologies and political economy of media.
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