Dr. Keval J. Kumar is a former Professor and Director, Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, and a former Reader and HOD, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Pune, where he continues to guide Ph.D. students. He has been Visiting Professor at the Institute for Media Studies, Siegen University, Germany. Earlier, he was a Senior Lecturer in ParleCollege, BombayUniversity, for around 20 years. He has also taught at Ohio State University, Columbus (USA), and Bahrain Training Institute, Bahrain. Prof. Kumar has a doctorate in Mass Communication from the University of Leicester (U.K.). He is the author of Mass Communication in India (Jaico Books) and five other books, and co-author of Environmentalism and the Mass Media (Routledge). He has participated in four international research projects and published/presented 50 research papers. He was President of the Media Education Research Section, International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), from 1998 to 2006. He is an Associate Member of ORBICOM, the Association of UNESCO Chairs in Communication.
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