Rashidi, Waleed

Rashidi, Waleed

Department:  Communications

Phone: (657) 278-7420

Email: wrashidi@fullerton.edu

Office: CP 460-02

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Degree and University: Ed.D., University of La Verne

Degree Area: Organizational Leadership - Higher Education 

Teaching Areas: Entertainment & Tourism Communications, Public Relations

Research Areas: Higher education communications programs, music as a form of mass communications 

Dr. Waleed Rashidi is an assistant professor in the Department of Communications. He also serves as faculty advisor to Comm Week and the Entertainment and Tourism Club. His research interests include examining communications programs in higher education and investigating music as a form of mass communication.


Rashidi was the editor in chief of Mean Street Magazine and an editor at the Inland Empire Weekly. He was on air at KTIE 590 AM for five years and has been on KSPC 88.7 FM since 1997. As a freelancer, he has written for the Los Angeles Times-Brand X, Alternative Press, Orange County Register, Modern Drummer, E! Online and OC Weekly


Rashidi has contributed to five books, including Punkademics and The Drummer100 Years of Rhythmic Power and Invention. A Southern California native, Rashidi has traveled through 45 states, and enjoys performing/producing music, vintage cars and small motorcycles.


Rashidi has taught several courses since joining the CSUF faculty in 2008, including Feature Writing, Event Planning & Management, and Music Entertainment Industry Studies. He received his doctorate in education from ULV, an M.A. in communications from CSUF and a B.S. in communication-journalism from Cal Poly Pomona.