Left to right: Hasan Mahmud, Danielle Beverly, Bronwyn Bethel, Anto Mohsin, and Kaveh Askari.

Five top scholars in media, film, and technology have joined the faculty of Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). The new additions are the result of a global search and further strengthen the university’s communication and liberal arts programs.


They are film scholar Kaveh Askari, associate professor in residence, communication program; documentary filmmaker Danielle Beverly, assistant professor in residence, communication program; sociologist Hasan Mahmud, assistant professor in residence, liberal arts program; Anto Mohsin, who will help inaugurate NU-Q’s first courses in science and technology studies (STS) as assistant professor in residence, liberal arts program; and Bronwyn Bethel as Writing Center administrator.


“Following an interview process that included NU-Q students, faculty and staff, these new members of our family emerged from our strongest ever field of applicants, which included scholars from the world’s premier universities. Such invaluable additions to our faculty, above all, serve the intellectual and personal growth of our students,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q.


The appointments come as NU-Q continues to enhance the Media Industries and Technology major within its acclaimed communication program while building a world-class liberal arts foundation for its students.


The appointment of these new faculty "greatly strengthens NU-Q's communication and liberal arts programs specifically, but also its elective and required course offerings for journalism students,” Dennis said. He added that NU-Q is currently searching for faculty members in strategic communication and digital media policy to join the school in Fall 2016.


To learn more about each of the new faculty members, read the original story on NU-Q's website.