is an assistant professor of journalism and media studies in the Communication Arts Department of Lebanese American University. Dabbous got her Ph.D. in mass communication and public affairs from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication in 2010 and her masters in communication studies from Boston University. She is interested in three areas of research: the cultural history of press criticism, the interaction of media and society in Lebanon, and gender communication in the U.S. and Lebanon. Before working on her doctorate, Dabbous worked as a PR consultant for Hill & Knowlton in Riyadh and Beirut and wrote for magazines across the region. She is one of the first Arab university professors to test teach the new ARIJ investigative journalism curriculum. Dabbous has been on the ARIJ Board since 2011, including serving as vice chair. She was elected chair in December 2015.