Bahaa Gameel

Bahaa Gameel


Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Tampa, FL

Bahaa Gameel, Ph.D.
Tampa, FL | (512) 903-3793



Key Skills

w Virtual Reality Storytelling w Digital Media Technologies w Data Visualization (Tableau)

w Quantitative Research (SPSS, Qualtrics, surveys, analysis) w Qualitative Research (NVivo, Wordstat …etc.) w Online Learning w Learning and Development w Project Management               w Academic Writing


Professional Experience

2016-               University of South Florida St. Petersburg            St. Petersburg, FL

present           Assistant Professor of Digital Media

– Identify and assess current and future learners’ training needs.

– Developed and taught a range of emerging technologies courses, such as digital media technologies, data visualization (Tableau), telling stories with data, and virtual reality storytelling.

– Design and deliver content using internal and external resources.

– Identify, implement, and manage learning management systems.

– Leveraging prior IT knowledge and experience in developing new course content.

– Present opportunities, and support decision-making and prioritization.

– Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.

– Establish and drive the department-specific learning and development objectives.

– Analyze research, data, and trends from internal sources, academic research, and industry-published reports.

– Assess analytics tools and quantitative techniques to measure success.

– Analyzing large and complex data sets to propose innovative solutions to problems and develop new ideas.


2011-               University of Texas at Austin                                  Austin, TX

2016                Instructor of Record and Teaching Assistant


2007-               American University in Cairo                                 Cairo, Egypt

2011                Telecommunications and Applications Officer


2003-               Self-Employed                                                         Cairo, Egypt

2011                Information Technology (IT) Team Leader

Founded and managed a team that executed IT projects, such as interactive e-Learning applications for the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the University of Texas at Austin, website development; interactive multimedia marketing tools; automated orientation systems; and panoramic virtual tours.


2001-               American University in Cairo                                 Cairo, Egypt

2002                Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Instructor



1999-               American University in Cairo                                 Cairo, Egypt

2007                Telecommunications and Applications Development Specialist


1998-               Horizon Development                                              Cairo, Egypt

1999                Multimedia Programmer and Designer


1996-               Chemicals for Modern Buildings                            Cairo, Egypt

1998                System Administrator




2011-08 –        Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)                                   Austin, TX

2016-05           Moody College of Communication

University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation Title: ICT Readiness Among MOOC Learners: A Cross-National Analysis


2007-09 –        Master of Arts                                                           Cairo, Egypt

2010-05           Journalism and Mass Communication

American University in Cairo


1991-09 –        Bachelor of Arts                                                        Cairo, Egypt

1995-06           Business Administration

Higher Institute of Cooperative and Managerial Studies




2003                Professional Certificate in Information Technology Management

American University in Cairo


2003                Certificate of Internet Webmaster/Instructor

Certified Internet Webmaster organization (CIW)


2001                Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Systems and Applications

American University in Cairo


Professional Development

2008                  Voice over Internet Protocol Bootcamp. London, England.

2007                  Voice over Internet Protocol Telephony Manager. Munich, Germany.

2004                  Red Hat Linux System Administration, Networking and Security.

2002                  Implementing and Administrating MS Windows Directory Services.

2002                  Implementing MS Windows Professional and Server.

2001                  Microsoft SQL Server Querying, Programming, and Implementing.



Selected Published Academic Work

·      Gameel, B. G. & Wilkins, K.G. (2019). When it Comes to MOOCs, Where You Are From Makes a Difference. Computers and Education, 136(49-60).


·      Gameel, B. G. (2017). Improving the MOOC Experience: Learner Satisfaction with Massive Open Online Courses. American Journal of Distance Education, 31(2).


·      Ghobrial, B. G. (2013). What I learned from and about MOOCs. In G. Veletsianos, (Ed). Learner experiences with MOOCs and open online learning. Hybrid Pedagogy. Available at


Research Presentations and Invited Talks

2019                Gameel, B. G. & Wilkins, K.G. When it Comes to MOOCs, Where You Are From Makes a Difference. Manuscript accepted for presentation at the International Communication Association conference, Washington, D.C.


2018                Keynote: Data Visualization. Presented to the Florida Association for Institutional Research (FAIR).


2015                Gameel, B. G. Evaluation of Learners’ Readiness for MOOCs: A Cross-Countries Study. Panel presentation the National Communication Association conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. Top Panel in Instructional Development Division.


2015                Gameel, B. G. Great Class! Learner Satisfaction with Massive Open Online Courses. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2015                Gameel, B. G. The Effect of MOOC Learners’ Demographics on their Perceptions of Online Interaction and Learning. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2014                Making MOOC Magic: What Students Have to Say. SXSWedu, Austin, TX.


2014                Frei S.S., Waters E. D. & Ghobrial B. G. (2014). The Influence of Communication Technologies on Motivation for Training. Paper presented at the National Communication Association conference, Chicago, Illinois.



Teaching Experience

Undergraduate and Graduate Level Courses Taught

Web Publishing                                                   Data Visualization

Digital Media Technology                                  Telling Stories with Data

Virtual Reality and Alternative Storytelling       International Communication Seminar

Video Storytelling                                                Research Methods in Mass Communication


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