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Zaher, Zulfia

Assistant Professor



Dr. Zulfia Zaher joined CMU in 2018. Before joining CMU, she taught media communication courses at Ohio University and Eastern New Mexico University. She is the recipient of the Fulbright scholarship and Allushuski Graduate Fellowship. Dr. Zaher research focuses on the strategic use of social media in corporate communications, crisis management, and risk communication. Her research appeared in the International Journal of Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, and Journal of Magazine and New Media Research. 

Dr. Zaher is an award-winning scholar who received the best faculty research paper awards at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Dr. Zaher has over ten years’ experience working with national and international organizations such as Independent Women Rights Union, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and as an Analyst for NATO’s media in Northern Afghanistan. She also worked with nonprofit organizations such as Council of Agencies Serving South Asians, FCJ Refugee Centre, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre, and Casa El Norte that serve marginalized communities like immigrants and racial minorities in Canada.

More about Zulfia Zaher

Ph.D: 2018, Ohio University
M.A.: 2013, Ohio University
Graduate Certificate: 2013, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ohio University

Courses Taught

• Social Media
• Social Media Analytics
• Advertising