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 founding Director of Digital Media Program of UMass Lowell and is jointly a Lecturer in the Art Department. Kamal joined UMass Lowell as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Spring of 2011 directing the efforts to establish UMass Lowell's first media program. Kamal is an affiliated faculty with the UMass Lowell Middle East Center for Peace Development and Culture where he works on developing international academic partnerships and crossing gabs between different cultures. Kamal is a member of Editorial Board for the Journal on Telecom and Digital Media (JTDM), Singapore.
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.