- Position: Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Students and Research
- Department: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Naila Hamdy is a tenured associate professor at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at The American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC). She is also the associate dean for research and graduate studies, at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP). Hamdy has also served as chair of her department (2014-2017 and 2008-2010) and the graduate director (2007-2008 and 2017-2018), and undergraduate director (2004-2007).
Hamdy is a former television journalist at CBS News, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), who continues to contribute to the journalism field through her work in media development and development of journalism education curricula and has designed courses and degrees for universities and professional training in Egypt and the region.
A media commentator, a public speaker and guest lecturer, she has also been frequently invited to lecture at numerous universities worldwide, including: the Arhus School of Journalism in Denmark, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Thomas Moore University, in Belgium, The Free University of Berlin, The University of Qatar, The University of Salzburg and the American University of the Emirates amongst others. She has also spoken at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, and The Media Development Forum, in Germany.
She is an active board member on several academic and professional boards, such as the Arab-US Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE), the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), advisor to the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), and a founding member of the TikTok safety advisory council for the MENAT region.
She has also been involved in projects for international organizations and associations such as USAID, IREX, UNDP, and WAN-IFRA Women-In-News and the UNAOC.
- Arab Media and the Journalism Profession
- News Production, Social Media and Digital Technologies
- International Communication
- Media Development and Transitional Phases
- Media and Political Participation
- Media Literacy