Shanti Communication School (SCS) collaborated with The Florida State University (FSU),College of Communication and Information to collaborate and enrich the domain of communication in a significant manner.
Prof Steve McDowell, Director of the School of Communication at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, visited Shanti Business School campus on July 7th 2012 in connection with tie up SBS/SCS.
Prof. McDowell was welcomed to the campus SBS Dean, Prof. Alan D’Souza, Executive Director, Prof. Bala Bhaskaran and faculty members. They shared and discussed their areas of academic and research interests to explore domains of mutual interest and opportunities to collaborate. Prof. McDowell mentioned the growing relevance of marketing communication, transparency and accountability, innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the American universities and policy makers which caught the interest of academic team of SBS. SBS and FSU discussed platforms of exchange beyond the conventional areas like student faculty exchange to offering each others’ courses and academic programs at their respective campuses.
Profile of Prof. Steve McDowell.:
Prof.Stephen D. McDowell serves as Director of the School of Communication at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, where he has taught since 1996. He also serves as the co-director of the FSU Institute for Intercultural Communication and Research, as Chair of the Academic Subcommittee for the FSU Global Pathways Certificate program, and on the FSU International Activities Advisory Committee.
Prof.McDowell has conducted research on media and communication policies in India and Pakistan, and has made presentations to universities and/or worked to establish university contacts, special programs, and/or academic exchange partnerships in China, South Korea, Jamaica, the Netherlands, Thailand, India, and Pakistan. His research and teaching interests address media policies and new communication technologies, Internet governance, international and intercultural communication, and communication policies in Canada, South Asia, and North America.