- Ph.D., mass communication and media studies, Bowling Green State University
- M.A., economics and political science, University of Bombay
Ph.D., mass communication and media studies, Bowling Green State University
M.A., economics and political science, University of Bombay
Vandana Pednekar-Magal is a principal senior lecturer in the Institute of International Business (IIB) at the Robinson College. She is currently in Indonesia as a Fulbright Specialist scholar.
She comes to IIB with her experience as professor of journalism and media communication, and as founding chair of Area and Global Studies department at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
Her interest and scholarship is in the social impact of global media technologies, and cross-cultural perspectives in understanding usage of digital media platforms informs her teaching at IIB.
Pednekar-Magal’s work spans and connects many fields of study. Her published work includes scholarly articles about electronic surveillance, transnational media, globalism, nationalism and liberal education. She has produced two award winning documentary films: “Divided by Language: India’s Newspapers” and “From Somewhere Else: Media and Transnational Communities.” Both films were broadcast multiple times on the PBS channel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has served on the GVSU’s Civil Discourse Advisory Board and Shakespeare Festival Advisory Board. Prior to her professional life in America, she worked as a reporter and feature writer in Mumbai, India, for The Economic Times.