Dr. Waleed Rashidi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communications. He also serves as faculty advisor to Comm Week and the Entertainment and Tourism Club. His main research interests include investigating music as a form of mass communication, through media formats and technology experiences.
Rashidi was the editor in chief of Mean Street Magazine and an editor at the Inland Empire Weekly. He has hosted a weekly radio show at KSPC 88.7 FM since 1997 and was on air at KTIE 590 AM for five years. 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 six books, including Spotification of Popular Culture in the Field of Popular Communication, The Drummer: 100 Years of Rhythmic Power and Invention, and Punkademics. A Southern California native, Rashidi has traveled through 46 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.