Media and communication expert with more than 20 years of international teaching and research experience, Dr. Mohamed Mukhtar serves as Associate Professor of Multimedia at AUBH. His extensive experience spans over story-telling in multimedia and covered media; videography; video and audio production; documentary film TV and radio; news magazine publishing; and advertising.
Prior to his role at AUBH, Dr. Mukhtar held numerous academic and teaching positions, serving as Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge and Hayward, and visiting professor at Texas A&M University. At University of Bahrain (UOB), he taught as assistant professor in the Mass Communication Department, while being the Founding Director of the Bahrain Credit Media Center, a facility recognized by UNESCO as the first full-scale, multi-media center in the Middle East. He further developed thoughtful media and communication curricula such as the “Integrated Communication Model”, published in the 2020 Media Studies Journal of the International University of Africa. His areas of expertise include innovative curriculum development, production-orientated learning, as well as regional media eco-system, and market expertise. Throughout his career, he has focused on hands-on, practical skills of students alongside theory and ethics.
Dr. Mukhtar has been a member at many international film festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Moroccan Cinema of the South Film Festival, and the Sultanate of Oman National Excellence Film Festival. Throughout the years, he has received recognition for his teaching accomplishments with the “most inspiring professor” award at UOB in 2019, and the “best teacher of the year” award for two consecutive years at California State University, Hayward.
In 1985, Dr. Mukhtar completed his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Biochemistry at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. In 1987 and 1995, he completed a Master of Arts in Journalism, and a Ph.D. in Media and Journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia.