Millie Rivera, PhD

Director, Faculty Diversity, Inclusion and Well-Being, George Mason University, Virginia, U.S.A

Millie Rivera  served as a board director from 18.12.2007 to 24.07.2012.

She started her career as an assistant professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, U.S.A., and then moved to the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University in Bloomington, U.S.A. as an associate professor. She subsequently accepted a visiting fellowship with the Information and Communication Management Program at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and later  became the head of that program and restructured it to found the Department of Communications and New Media. She later became the head of the Department of Communication Science at the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Dr. Rivera is currently the Director of Faculty Diversity, Inclusion and Well-Being at George Mason University, Virginia, U.S.A. 

Teaching areas: Intercultural communication, mindful communication, regulation of information and communication technologies (ICTs), new media and society, mobile media, internet regulation, computer/ICT-related crime and governance of ICTs.

Research areas: Intercultural communication,  ICT policy, online privacy, e-government, and youth and new media appropriation in emerging economies.  

Publications: Dr. Rivera’s work has been published in Communitas, Journal of Creative Communication, Journal of Critical and Contemporary Culture, Communication Education, Science Technology and Society, Communications of the AMC, New Media and Society, Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Journalism and Mass Communication Monographs, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism History, The Urban Lawyer, Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, Federal Communications Law Journal, World Internet Law Report, Communications and the Law, Cuadernos de Información (a Chilean academic journal), Asian Pacific Law and Policy Journal, Media Asia and Asian Journal of Communication.