Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb is a professor of media studies at California State University, San Bernardino. At CSUSB, and around the world, Dr. Muhtaseb is an esteemed leader and mentor to many.On campus, in addition to being the Comm MA graduate coordinator for seven years running, she is the director of Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and faculty in the doctoral program in the College of Education. She chairs many students theses and projects and is an educator who truly cares about her students. Under her leadership, the Comm MA graduate program just accepted the largest number of incoming graduate students and she has grown the program in numbers, quality, depth and breadth.Her research interests include digital communication, social media, and diasporic communities. She has published her scholarship on digital communication and other communication sub-topics, and has presented her scholarship to national and international conventions and scholarly meetings. Her most recent project is the documentary 1948: Creation & Catastrophe, a film on the year 1948 and its catastrophic consequences which has originated from her field work in the Palestinian refugee camps in the Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine. In addition, most of her recent research focuses on digital media and social movements online (cyber activism), and Arab and Muslim images in the media.