Meet the Candidates for the Global, Sustainable, and Nonprofit Communication Professor Position

The Department of Communication search committee is welcoming faculty candidates for the position of Global, Sustainable, and Nonprofit Communication Professor — and welcomes student input! Scroll down for the schedule of their teaching demonstrations and their research presentations. Hope you can join us!
All students are invited to drop in to CSB 54 to chat informally with the candidates.  These informal meetings are for students only.  Cookies and coffee will be served! These sessions are:
Dr. Mohammad Ala-Uddin: Friday, Jan 27, 4:00-4:45.  Yes, that’s this week!

His scholarship examines the communicative and cultural implications of digital media and public information and contributes to equity and justice. Ala-Uddin combines qualitative methods with computational techniques and studies the leading and peripheral discourses of digital media and social change, especially how they are created, contested, and tied with the systems of power in translocal, transnational, and global contexts. His research, well rooted in communication, also takes on a multidisciplinary approach, looking to media and cultural studies, political economy, feminist theory, subaltern studies, critical ethnography, critical data studies, and digital humanities.

Khairul Islam, Tues, Jan 31, 9:00-9:45 (Time to be confirmed)

His research focuses on crisis communication involving public health, organization, and role of media. Specifically, he investigates how organizational messages and media influence peoples’ behaviors in response to crises and emergencies. His research areas include crisis communication; water and environmental risk; public health management and strategic communication; persuasive message effects; role of media in public health; social mediated communication; global public health; experimental research; survey research; and content analysis.

Michael Kim, Thursday, Feb 2, 10:15-11:00

He investigates the international dynamics of development communication and communication for social change (CSC) from a critical perspective. He believes that media continue to play a significant role in international development. Kim investigates how actors of social change (e.g., journalists, NGOs, and development institutions) communicate social issues to the public. His research examines how a technologically deterministic approach to social change fails to consider the global media system’s dysfunctional structures and leads to cursory discussions of social justice, stemming from the politics of attention economy, intra-organizational struggles, and decision-making processes experienced by the “social media specialists.”

All Teaching Demonstrations take place in HUM 214 (first 45 minutes; then reconvene in CSB 54 for Q&A with faculty):

Thursday, Jan 26 5:00-6:15

Tuesday, Jan 31 3:30-4:45

Thursday, Feb 2 3:30-4:45


All Research Presentations take place in CSB 54:

Friday, January 27, 2:45-3:45

Tuesday, January 31, 11 am -12 noon

Friday, February 3, 2:45-3:45

SUNY New Paltz Foundation Scholarship Portal is Accepting General Applications!

The SUNY New Paltz Foundation scholarship portal is accepting general applications from January 15th on for scholarships disbursed in the 2023-2024 academic year!

All students, including new incoming students, should complete the General Application and if prompted a Conditional Application for the upcoming aid year starting March 1, 2023, and for all other available scholarship opportunities for the 2023-2024 aid year.

All currently enrolled students may sign into SUNY New Paltz Foundation’s Scholarship Portal with your email and password.


Your first step is to complete a General Application. Your responses may prompt a request for you to complete a Conditional Application or recommend opportunities with additional scholarship specific questions.

Look over these scholarships to see if you are eligible and then apply to eligible opportunities. For existing students, it is strongly recommended that you do not rely exclusively on the system’s auto-match and the populated Recommended Opportunities. Many scholarships require additional information to be submitted after the completion of the General Application.

Go to OPPORTUNITIES and then click on the “Ours” tab to see the full list of scholarships opportunities. Please read the scholarship descriptions carefully to determine if you might qualify for any additional scholarships. 


Most of the Foundation’s Scholarships opportunities are open for application between March and April for funding for the next academic year. Some dates will vary for specific opportunities, so please check when applying.

The General Application will open in January and close on December 15 @ 11:59 pm. EST. Once it is completed during this cycle, you can edit but you do not have to take this step again.

Edits to existing and closed opportunity applications will not be accepted after the scholarship’s stated deadline. Deadlines are 11:59 PM on the posted date. All application materials, including reference letters must be submitted on time to be considered.


Click on the “Show Filters” button to find opportunities by certain attributes, majors, or other scholarship themes. You may search on more than one scope by highlighting one option, holding down “control” or “command” and then highlighting an additional option. Click “Enter” when finished. It is strongly recommended that all students review the GENERAL scholarship category. These funds are not reliant upon a student being a specific major.

Keyword searches should be limited to one word or phrase (ex. engineering). Do not use comma separators or unrelated strings (ex. math, physics; arts and sciences political science).


If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you will receive an email from This email will provide you the steps you will need to take for the scholarship to be applied to your student account. All email notifications will be sent to your email account. If you wish to confirm offers without clicking on a link in an email, please log into the scholarship portal and accept offers from there.

Additional steps will need to be taken to confirm your scholarship. All students will need to complete the acceptance process in the scholarship portal if prompted.

Qualifying for a scholarship is not a guarantee of funding. Even if not specifically stated, scholarships are typically reserved for students in good academic standing who are also making satisfactory progress towards a degree. International students can apply for all scholarship opportunities except where permanent residency in the US is noted.

To browse and apply visit Our Opportunities – State University of New York at New Paltz – Scholarships (

Any questions can be directed to