Life and Achievements

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Dr. Qaisar Abbas is a U.S. based free lance journalist, grant writing consultant and a published Urdu poet who frequently writes on media, literature and society. With a Master’s degree in Journalism from Punjab University, Lahore, he worked as Public Relations Officer for the provincial government of Punjab. Later he joined Pakistan Television as News Producer before moving to the United States where he did Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Mass Communication. After working on administrative and teaching positions at several universities in the U.S., he is currently working as Assistant Dean at the University of North Texas.

He can be reached at qaabbas@gmail.com.

Birth Places:

Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Education:

Ph. D.: University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S., in Mass Communication.

Master of Science: Iowa State University, U.S., in Journalism.

Fellow, Kellogg Leadership Institute, MnSCU-Kellogg Institute, Minnesota, U.S. 2001.

Master of Arts: University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan in Journalism, Pakistan.

Experience:

Assistant Dean, University of North Texas

Director of Multicultural Affairs, Florida Atlantic University

Associate Director, University of Minnesota

Director, St. Cloud Technical College

Community Faculty, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota

Augusta State University, Assistant Professor

News Producer, Pakistan Television Corporation, Pakistan

Information Officer, Directorate of Public Relations, Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan