Assistant Professor of Journalism
Mass Communication and Media Arts
Office: 110 East Vandenberg Hall
Phone: (248) 370-4090
Md Abu Naser joined Oakland University’s journalism faculty in fall 2011. He is about to finish his Ph.D. in mass communication and media arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC).
Prior to coming to Oakland, Naser was a faculty member of the Department of Media and Communication at Independent University. He also taught mass communication courses at SIUC from summer 2008 to spring 2011. Before coming to academia in 2004, Naser worked for the BBC World Service, Bangladesh’s national wire service BSS, London-based community television channel Ekushey TV and the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh.
Naser’s teaching and research interests include changing practices in the craft of journalism, interplay between media and politics, international communication, ethical issues in mass media, and mass communication research methods. He has written a book, a book chapter and published articles in refereed journals. His recent publications include an article in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, titled “From Eisenhower to Obama: Lexical Characteristics of Winning vs. Losing Presidential Campaign Commercials,” and a book-chapter on “Public Culture and Islamism in Bangladesh” in the book Political Islam and Governance in Bangladesh published by Routledge. Naser has presented a number of papers at national and international conferences in media and communication. He is active in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
Born and raised in a small town in the western part of Bangladesh, Naser comes from a “teacher family.” His mom is an elementary school teacher while Naser’s dad teaches political science at a college in Bangladesh. He received his B.A. and M.A. in mass communication and journalism from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He was awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to pursue his second master's degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Being a news and political junky, Naser loves to read, browse, watch and listen to numerous media outlets to get updated about news and politics happening around the world. He also enjoys reading non-fiction books and watching sports on television.
At Oakland University, Naser, who goes by Rajib to his friends and colleagues, is committed to delivering quality teaching, mentoring students, engaging in cutting-edge research and joining his colleagues in facilitating the exceptional journalism program at OU.