Haitham Hadi Numan,Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133522

haitham.numan@aau.ac.ae

Biography

Assistant Professor at the College of Communication and Media at Al Ain University - Abu Dhabi, UAE. Teaching: Public Opinion, International Public Relations, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication, International PR, Negotiation and supervisor on the Graduation Researches. Moreover, he had teaching experience for seven years (2005-2012) at the University of Baghdad, Mass Communication College, TV and Radio Dep,  teaching: Communication Theories and Democracy. In 2010, Appointed as a campaign adviser to the former Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Iyad Allawi and his role was to train political candidates on political discourse and drafting messages, conducting researches, and share in political advising. In 2011, he got a scholarship at The University of Nebraska at the College of Arts and Sciences Lincoln, Nebraska, He presented research entitled, The Elements shaping the Iraqi Public Opinion. He has worked with supervised by Professor. Allan L. McCutcheon, the Acting Graduate Chair of Survey Research Methodology at the UNL, Gallup Research Center. He also worked as Executive director of a Survey Research center in Baghdad between 2004 – 2012 provided direction for methodological projects supporting marketing data collection, managed qualitative and quantitative researches.  Moreover, he contributed to the success of the Government Communications Directorate in Baghdad - Iraq, by managing the Directorate’s Media Monitoring Unit. Collaborated extensively with consultants from Adam Smith International (A British Consulting Company).

Education

Ph.D. in Philosophy of Public Relations | Mass Communication College | Baghdad University, 2009. The PhD degree accredited in the U.S. Ph.D. in 16 June, 2014. Dissertation Title: “Opinion Polls, A Study on The Image of Iraq at the Results of Opinion Polls

Master of Arts of Mass Communication, 2003 | Mass Communication College | Baghdad University. The MA degree evaluated in the USA in16 June, 2014. Thesis Title “Political Messages in the TV Channels, Content Analysis.

Master's Degree in Political Management, 2015 – 2017 | Graduate School of Political Management | College of Professional Studies | The George Washington University.

Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in mass communication and journalism | College of Art | Baghdad University, 1999. The Degree evaluated in the USA on 16 June.

Research Interests

Public Opinion,

Perception and image studies 

Mass Media,

The Political Influence,

Public Relations

Media Credibility

Content analysis of Political messages

Selected Publications

  • Iraqi Journalists’ Perception towards democracy & Corruption, Survey research paper under publishing,  2020.

 

  • Motivations for the Use of Social Media among University Students, a Comparative Study, International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, London, 2020.
  • Public Opinion, Theory and Analysis. 1st ed, Dar Osama, Amman, Jordan,

2011. (This book is included in the syllabus of the College of Mass Media
at the University of Sharjah in UAE).
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  •  The Messages via the Arabic TVs. 1st ed., Dar Osama, Amman, Jordan,

2009.
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  • Book titled The Political Influence, Under printing
  • Numan, Haitham H. The Elements Formatting the Iraqi Public Opinion. 1st ed.,

 2012.

  •  Numan, Haitham H. Public Relations, trying to Build Definition. 1st ed., Media

Research Journal in the Mass Communication College - Baghdad University, 2009.

  •  Numan, Haitham H. Sociology Factors in the Public Relation Climate between the

Source and Audience. 1st ed., Arts Journal of the College of Arts, University of
Baghdad, 2008.

  •  Numan, Haitham H. The Obstacles of Conducting Public Opinion Polls, Iraq as

Model. 1st ed., Opinion Polls and Decision Making Center Magazine in Cairo |
Egypt, 2007.

Conferences


A main speaker in the 15th Annual Arab Media Forum | Media and Terrorism. Dubai - UAE 2016.
Survey Research and Methodology Course - Public Opinion Strategies, LLC, POS, Alexandria / Virginia
Managing Plan of Polling Organization, Course in IMAS Marketing and Polls in Bucharest- Romania
Public Opinion Polling and Campaigning, Course in Institute for Public Affairs, Slovakia University
Government Communications and the Public Relations, Course in IRI International Republican Institute, Amman-Jordan
Planning and Managing Media Corporations, Course in Media Training & Development Center
The international Conference of the Arab Network for Public Opinion Poll – Cairo 2011
The International; Conference of the Journalists / Baghdad 2009

Professional Experience

   

He is a permanent guest commentator on Arab TV channels on the most important political issues related to Iraq and the Middle East.

Al-Arabiya TV | Al-Hadith TV | Sky News Arabia | Al-Hurra TV | Abu Dhabi, TV | Al Hayat, TV | Al Sharqiyah TV |, Al Ghad TV | Egyptian, TV | Dubai TV | Radio Sawa | DW,                                                                                     

Teaching experience for six years at the University of Baghdad, Mass Communication College, TV, and Radio Department. Teaching Communication Theories and Democracy.2005-2011                 campaign adviser to the former Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Iyad Allawi and my role was to train political candidates on political discourse and drafting messages  conducting opinion polls, focus groups, and share in political advising 2010.

Adjunct Associate Prof. at the University of Nebraska                                                                                2010-2011  

During my academic career at Baghdad University, I got a scholarship at the University of Nebraska for one year at the College of Arts and Sciences Lincoln, Nebraska, Gallup Research Center. Dr. Numan presented research entitled, The Elements formatting the Iraqi Public Opinion. He has worked with Professor. Allan L. McCutcheon, the Acting Graduate Chair of Survey Research Methodology at the UNL, Gallup Research Center.

Pollster, Executive director of  Research  Center         2004 – 2012                                                                                                                                                                                         

 I appointed executive director of  Research center; I provided direction for methodological projects supporting marketing data collection.

Media Monitoring Director at the PM Office of Iraq                                                                                    2004 - 2005 

Contributed to the success of the Government Communications Directorate in Baghdad - Iraq, by managing the Directorate’s Media Monitoring Unit. Collaborated extensively with consultants from Adam Smith International (A British Consulting Company).

Teaching Courses

Public Relations
Public Opinion
Research Methods
Ad campaign planning
Mass Communication
Communication Theories
Media Researches
International Business

Memberships

Member in the Arab Media Forum | Dubai – UAE.
Member in the World Association for Public Opinion Research | WOPAR | USA.
Member in the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research | ESOMAR |
Amsterdam.
Member in MRA, Marketing Research Association | USA.
Member in the National Press Club | Washington DC.
Member in the International Federation of Journalists | Brussels.
Member in the Arab Opinion Poll | Cairo.
Member of Arab Thought Forum | Jordan –Amman.
Member of the Iraqi Journalists Union | Iraq – Baghdad.
Trainer at Le Center African Formation et Consultations | Morocco.