Justin Martin

April 5th, 2011

Justin Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, has recently had the following articles accepted for publication:

 Martin, J.D. (2011, forthcoming). Scrutinizing the role of social media in Arab revolutions. International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems & Technologies.


Martin, J.D. (2011, forthcoming). Professional efficacy among Arab American journalists. Journal of Middle East Media.


Martin, J.D. (2012, forthcoming). "Do Advances in Press Freedom Precede Human Development Progress? A Cross-Lagged Analysis of Global Press Ratings." Journal of Global Mass Communication.


Justin Martin

February 19th, 2011

Justin Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, has published an article entitled "Returning to Egyptian Journalists Their Basic Freedoms" in the February 16 issue of Columbia Journalism Review. Click HERE to read the story.

The article also features a photograph by AUC graduate student (in Political Science) Tom Misenti.

Justin Martin

January 18th, 2011

Justin Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, has published an article entitled "Tunisia and the Myth of the 'Benevolent Dictator'" in today's edition of the Jerusalem Post.

Justin Martin

January 7th, 2011

Justin Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named a Peter Jennings Project Fellow by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where he will travel in March 2011 for three days of courses on constitutional law and history.

Justin Martin

December 12th, 2010

Justin Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, has published a column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of December 10,2010 entitled "Why Americans are liked abroad."

Justin Martin

November 22nd, 2010

Justin Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, has published another article in the Columbia Journalism Review:

"Has Tunisia Mesmerized Journalists?"

Simply click on the title to go to the article itself. The photography is by Justin himself.

Justin Martin

October 21st, 2010

Justin Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, recently received a prize at the 15th Annual Conference of the Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators, which took place in Kuwait from October 16-19, 2010.

Justin won 3rd prize for Best English Paper. His paper was entitled "Does Press Freedom Precede Human Development? A Cross-Lagged Analysis of RSF Press Ratings and UN Human Development Indices."

Beginning with the September 2010 application cycle for AUC internal faculty grants, we are posting the names of all faculty grant recipients here on the Faculty Bulletin (and, in the case of all grants other than Conference Grants, the topic of the project). There are two reasons for doing so:

1. To accelerate the notification process.  Please note that recipients still need to wait several days for the official letter from my Office to know the amount received. Acceptance does not entail that the full amount requested was in fact awarded. (For now, we have decided not to list the exact dollar amount of the grants in the Bulletin.)

2. To enhance mutual awareness of AUC faculty research. It is enjoyable to read through the list and learn about the many interesting research projects in which your colleagues are involved.

Some of the Conference Grants are pending a letter of acceptance for the presentations. For this reason, only the conference locations are listed so as not to “jump the gun” with conference titles before some of the presentations are officially accepted.

If you are not on the list below and think there is an error, you may contact the Associate Provost for Research Administration (gharman@aucegypt.edu) for an explanation.

Names of recipients are listed alphabetically by family name.

Please note: this is the last cycle of AUC faculty support grants to be awarded under the old system. Beginning with the November application cycle, new application forms are required and the new rules apply. Please see the following website for details:


(FOLLOW-UP: if your name is spelled incorrectly on this list, or if you see any other error in the information, please contact me immediately at gharman@aucegypt.edu; it is very easy to make changes on the Bulletin and you won't be troubling me at all. We want to get everything right.)



BUS (School of Business)

*Nahed Amin Azab (Management). Orlando, Florida. March 2011.

*Hala El Ramly (Economics). Denver, Colorado. January 2011.

*Steven Formaneck (Management). Bahrain. January 2011.

*Dilip Ghosh (Management). New York. October 2010.

*Maha Mourad (Management). Beirut. December 2010.

*Maha Mourad (Management). Zürich. February 2011.

*Eskandar Tooma (Management). Cape Town. November 2010.


HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Holger Albrecht (Political Science). Pisa, Italy. April 2011.

*Nadya Chishty-Mujahid (ECLT). Oxford, UK. January 2011.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Jaen, Spain. December 2010.

*Camilo Gomez-Rivas (ARIC). Boston. January 2011.

*Abeer Salah Heider (ALI). Seattle. March 2011.

*Hani Henry (SAPE). Charleston, SC. February 2011.

*Amy Holmes (SAPE). San Diego, CA. November 2011.

*Vassiliki Kotini (ECLT). New Brunswick, NJ. April 2011.

*Amy Motlagh (ECLT). Los Angeles. January 2011.

*Ann Shafer (PVA). Atlanta. November 2010.

*Nadine Sika (Political Science). Florence, Italy. April 2011.

*Mohammed Tabishat (SAPE). New Orleans. November 2010.

*Daniel Vilmure (RHET/COMP). Istanbul. November 2010.

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Mervat Abou Oaf (JRMC). Kuwait. October 2010.

*Hamid Ali (PPA). Berlin. January 2011.

*Alejandro Escorihuela (Law). Madrid. December 2010.

*Sherine Fahmy (JRMC). Kuwait. October 2010.

*Kim Fox (JRMC). Kuwait. October 2010.

*Outi Korhonen (Law). Madrid. December 2010.

*Tanya Monforte (Law). Madrid. December 2010.


LLT (School of Libraries and Learning Technologies)

*Amanda Click (Library). Dubai. October 2010.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Maki Habib (MENG). Beppu, Oita, Japan. January 2011.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). Dhaka, Bangladesh. December 2010.

*Ahmed Moustafa (Biology). Hersonissios, Crete, Greece. November 2010.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG). Baltimore, MD. December 2010.

*Hanadi Salem (MENG). San Diego, CA. February-March, 2011.

*Alexander Schuster (MACT). Helsinki, Finland. October 2010.



BUS (School of Business)

*Mohamed Hegazy (Accounting). “Fraudulent Financial Reporting: Do Red Flags Really Help?” Cairo. July 2010-December 2010.

*Khaled Samaha (Accounting). “The Extent of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Information Disclosure and its Determinants by the Largest Companies Listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EXG).” Cairo. September 2010-September 2011.

*Ahmed Tolba (Management). “The Effect of Opinion Leadership on Innovation Diffusion and Use.” Cairo. October 2010-July 2011.


GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPA). “Public Policy Debate: Inflationary and Reserve Requirement in Economy with Informal Sector.” Cairo. January 2011.

*AKM Ahsan Ullah (CMRS). “Tapping the Potential for Corporate Social Responsibilities (CRS) to Address the Needs of Refugees in Egypt.” Cairo. October 2010-April 2011.

*Justin Martin (JRMC). "Half the Tunisian Sky: Two-Part Journalism Project on Women's Rights in Tunisia." Tunis. November 2010.


HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Salima Ikram (SAPE). “North Kharga Oasis Survey, Field Work.” Kharga Oasis, Egypt. December 2010-January 2011.

*Mate Tokić (History). “For the Homeland, Ready! Diaspora Politics and Transnational Political Violence During the Cold War.” Ottawa, ON, Canada. January 2011.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Sherif Abdel Azeem (EENG). Cairo. “On-line Handwritten Digits Recognition.” September 2010-August 2011.

*Mohab Anis (EENG). “Design for Yield of Sensitive Integrated Circuits in the Nanometer Regime.” Cairo and Waterloo, ON, Canada. January-March, 2011.

*Samer Ezeldin (CANG). “Automation of Project Controls, Procedures, and Protocols for ISO Certification- Phase 1.” Cairo and New Brunswick, NJ. Fall 2010-Fall-2011.  

*Hanadi Salem (MENG). “Fabrication of Ultrahigh Strength/Tough Monolithic and Composite Nanostructured Bulk Products Using Powder Metallurgy/Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS).” Cairo. January 2011-April 2012.

*Kathleen Sheppard (Core). “Margaret Murray and the Tomb of the Two Brothers.” London. January 2011.

*Maher Younan (MENG). “Shakedown Limit Load Determination of Defected Pressure Vessel, and Piping Components Using a Simplified Technique.” Cairo. November 2010-May 2011.



SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mustafa Arafa (MENG). Cairo. “Development of Teaching Aids for Mechanical Vibration.” December 2010-December 2011.



SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohab Anis (EENG).  “International Conference on Microelectronics.” Sofitel el-Gezira, Cairo. December 19-22, 2010.


Justin Martin

September 18th, 2010

Justin Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, has recently had two items accepted for publication.

One is an article, "News use and political socialization among young Jordanians," International Communication Gazette, 73 (1), forthcoming 2011. 

The other is a book chapter, "Blogging for sovereignty: an exploratory analysis of Palestinian blogs." In Tatyana Dumova (Ed.) Blogging in the Global Society. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, forthcoming 2011. 

Justin Martin

August 7th, 2010

Justin Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be writing a regular column for Columbia Journalism Review on international journalism topics. The series will be entitled "Borders & Bylines."
Justin's most recent column for Columbia Journalism Review is on the topic of book reading in the Arab world, and can be found at the following URL: