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Rules are made to be broken with an artistic vision.
“Ideas have wings, no one can stop it from reaching people.” – Youssef Chahine

Dr. Wael Kamal, is the Director of Journalism and Media Studies Program of UML and is jointly a Lecturer in the Art Department. Kamal joined UML as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Spring of 2011 directing the efforts to establish UML's Journalism and Media Studies Program. Kamal is a member of the Peace and Conflict Studies faculty group of UML, he focuses on resolving conflict via communication (film/video). He is also an affiliated faculty with the UML Middle East Center for Peace Development and Culture.

Wael Kamal received his Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Georgia State University in 2006, M.A. in Cinematography from Academy of Arts, Egypt in 1999, B.A. in Cinematography from Academy of Arts, Egypt in 1993. Beside his solid cinematography background and hands-on-experience in the field of commercial video work and lighting working on TV sets and broadcasting stations (1994-2012), he has been the recipient of many photography awards and certificates of appreciation from both the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts Sector 1989-2000. As a photographer, he sees the world through visions of light and shapes of form. Kamal exhibited his photography work internationally in Japan 1995 and Malta 1995. He is listed in two Egyptian National Encyclopedias 1994 & 2002. In 2013, Wael Kamal teamed up with two of UML Art students in a joint Photography/ Sculpture art-show (Sound of Light) in Dugan Gallery.


Wael Kamal

Wael Kamal, Ph.D.

Director, Journalism and Media Studies Program Lecturer, Art Department
Office: 500F O'Leary Library


Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Georgia State University.

M.A. in Cinematography, Academy of Arts, Egypt.

B.A. in Cinematography, Academy of Arts, Egypt.