Salma Ghanem, PhD, Provost, DePaul University
Keynote Speech: The Dialectical Tension in the Relationship of Faculty and Administration: An Intercultural and Communication Approach
Dr. Salma Ghanem was appointed Interim Provost on July 1, 2019, upon serving as Acting Provost since October 2018. She joined DePaul in August 2014 as dean of the College of Communication. Prior to joining DePaul, she served as dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Central Michigan University. She also held the position of chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Texas Pan American. Dr. Ghanem embraces diversity both personally and professionally.
Her intercultural experiences have helped her transcend cultural and racial boundaries. She is fluent in Arabic and French and has considerable skill in Spanish. She taught for 15 years at the University of Texas-Pan American, a Hispanic Serving Institution. She also taught in several study-abroad programs in Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Austria and Germany. Ghanem received multiple awards for research and teaching and has published and presented nationally and internationally. She is the founding editor of the Agenda Setting Journal and a board member of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies. She earned a PhD in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996.