Prof Jude William Genilo on Tuesday has been appointed the pro-vice chancellor of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.
The appointment was made by President Abdul Hamid, the chancellor of ULAB, said a press release.
Before becoming the pro-VC, he served as the head of the Media Studies and Journalism Department, dean of the School of Social Science, and the director of the Institutional Quality Assurance Cell at ULAB.
He earned his Doctor of Philosophy and Master's Degree in Communication from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.
He has undergraduate degrees in Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Management) from De La Salle University-Manila.
Before joining ULAB, he headed the postgraduate program of a prestigious public relations school in Jakarta, Indonesia and served as a research fellow at the Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute in Bangkok, Thailand.
He is the author of the book “Community-Based Communication: A New Approach to Development Communication” (Great Books Publishing: 2005), and co-editor (with Brian Shoesmith) of the anthology “Bangladesh's Changing Mediascape: From State Control to Market Forces” (Intellect UK: 2013).
He co-edited a book with Muhammad Abdul Kader entitled “Revisiting Anwar Hossain's '71” (ULAB and Somoy Prokashoni: 2016).
He is the ambassador for Bangladesh at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).