PhD, Bowling Green State University (Mass Communication), 1999
MA, University of Hyderabad (Mass Communication & Television Production), 1991
BS, Osmania University (Botany, Zoology and Chemistry), 1986
Sundeep R. Muppidi is a Professor of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has close to 30 years of global experience, in administration, research, filmmaking, and teaching at institutions around the world. His research interests are in international communication and communication for social change and empowerment. He has a doctorate in mass communication from Bowling Green State University. He is a prolific scholar and media producer with four co-authored/edited books, over 50 plus book chapters/refereed journal and other articles, numerous media productions, and over 80 plus refereed conference presentations and invited talks.
Dr. Muppidi served as the Associate Provost/ Director of Special Programs at Eastern Connecticut State University, in addition to various leadership roles at the University of Hartford, including as the Special Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Chair of the Institutional Review Board, the Associate Dean (Academic Planning and Curriculum) in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Director of the School of Communication, and as the Director of the Graduate Program in Communication. Dr. Muppidi also served as the Secretary General of the pan-Asia non-profit, the Asian Media Information and Communication Center in Singapore. In his various administrative capacities, he has led efforts in strategic planning, academic program review, student learning outcomes assessment, accreditation, fund-raising, educational technology, institutional review, faculty development, and DEI, among other capacity building initiatives.
Dr. Muppidi is a successful and innovative teacher. He is a trained Peer Reviewer for the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTEI) and has been a leader in integrating technology in the classroom. In 2021, he was honored with the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg award for distinguished service to the University of Hartford. Committed to ongoing professional development, he is a 2017-18 fellow of the American Council on Education, a 2007 alumnus of the Management Development Program at Harvard University, and a 2005-2006 fellow of the Journalism and Mass Communication Leadership Institute for Diversity of the AEJMC.