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Anantha Babbili

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Name  Anantha Babbili

Education  University of Iowa
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Dr anantha babbili speaking to desiplazatv in dallas texas on sunday may 26 2013

Anantha S. Babbili is Professor in the Department of Communication and Media at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi where he served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Anantha Babbili DrAnantha Babbili speaking to DesiplazaTV in DallasTexas on sunday


Babbili holds B.S. degrees in biological sciences and journalism from Osmania University. He earned an M.A degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D from the University of Iowa.


Babbili was a journalist in India and Asia, and was a consultant for the UN, UNESCO and several media organizations on international and intercultural communication. He has held visiting professorships in Canada, the United Kingdom, India and Slovakia.

He was a journalism professor and administrator of media studies and internationalization programs at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth for 21 years.

In 2002, he became the dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University, where he remained for five years.

He joined Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi as the Provost and Chief Academic Officer in 2007.

He is also a commentator on both television and in print, focusing on ethical issues in global affairs. He was an invited speaker at Oxford University, London School of Economics and other institutions around Europe and Asia.


Babbili speaks 5 languages(ballpark) (his 5th being English) and plays percussion instruments. He is married to a woman named Mary and has two daughters, Samantha and Laura, and one son, Raj.


  • Babbili, A. S. (1986). The new world information order. In W. M. Brasch & D. R. Ulloth (Eds.), The press and the state: Sociohistorical and contemporary studies (pp. 361–374). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
  • Babbili, A. S. (1989). New communication technology and the developing world: A theoretical framework for policy-making. Interaction: Journal of the National Council of Development Communication, 7(1/2), 5-28.
  • Babbili, A. S. (1990). Understanding international discourse: Political realism and the non-aligned nations. Media, Culture and Society, 12(3), 309-324.
  • Babbili, A. S., & Hussain, S. (1994). United Arab Emirates. In Y. Kamalipour & H. Mowlana (Eds.), Mass media in the Middle East: A comprehensive handbook (pp. 293–308). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Babbili, A. S. (2001). Culture, ethics, and burdens of history: Understanding the communication ethos of India. In S. R. Melkote & S. Rao (Eds.), Critical issues in communication: Looking inward for answers—Essays in honor of K. E. Eapen (pp. 144–176). New Delhi, India: Sage.
  • Babbili, A. S. (2008). Ethics and the discourse on ethics in postcolonial India. In M. K. Asante, Y. Miike, & J. Yin (Eds.), The global intercultural communication reader (pp. 297–316). New York, NY: Routledge.
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