Ned Camuso Ph.D.

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Ned Camuso, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Student and Faculty Affairs/ Associate Professor of Humanities



Ned Camuso Ph.D.



Dr. Ned Camuso is the associate dean for Student and Faculty Affairs in the School of Arts and Sciences. He is also a fully online and full-time assistant professor in humanities. Ned joined University of Massachusetts Global August 2010 as a part-time course developer and adjunct instructor in the School of Arts and Sciences. He currently teaches online communications, humanities, liberal studies, and political philosophy courses.


He completed his master’s degree in liberal studies at the New School for Social Research in New York City, where his work focused on the "Sociology of Culture and Politics in Nazi Germany and fin-de-siècle Europe." His doctoral dissertation, completed at the European Graduate School in Leuckstadt/Saas Fee, Switzerland, explored pre-9/11 media events in the United States.


Previously, he was a full-time faculty instructor in communications, media and politics at Lynn University’s College of International Communication in Boca Raton, Florida. There he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in communications theory, mass communication history, and mass communication technology. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Metropolitan College of New York and Berkeley College, both in New York City.


His current academic work focuses on the history of media and communication technology.


Ned lives with his wife, a social psychologist and graduate university professor, their cat, who enjoys watching television, and their teenage son, who has never had a cavity. Aside from being a proud dad, he enjoys wood carving and sculpting, riding his old motorcycle, good food, making wine, watching bad movies, discussing politics, and everything social media.



  • Humanities
  • Communications and Media
  • Political Philosophy


Ph.D. in Media and Communications, magna cum laude

European Graduate School, Leuk-Stadt/Saas-Fee, Wallis, Switzerland

Dissertation: “Society of the Media Event: Soap Operas, Circuses, Magic, and Democratic Discourse at the Dawn of Social Networks”

M.A. in Liberal Studies, emphasis Sociology of Culture and Politics

The Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, New York City, NY

Thesis: “The Phenomenality of Politics and Art:L Adolf Hitler and the Fabrication of the Nazi State”

B.A. in English

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Area of Concentration: English Literature

Scholarly Activities

From Big Mortgages to Tiny Houses: How the Incredible Shrinking American Dream Home was Transformed into Entertaining and Creative Television Programming

Salford University's Annual International Media Festival 

Manchester, England

Paralegal Studies Advisory Board

Long Island University, Brooklyn

Professional Experiences

Associate Dean, Assistant Professor
Program/Course Developer

University of Massachusetts Global, Irvine, CA

Associate Dean for Student and Faculty Affairs, School of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor, Program and Course development.

Full Time Faculty

Lynn University, College of International Communication, Boca Raton, FL

Dialogues on Belief and Reason task force, member of the Institutional Review Board, College of International Communication Faculty Advisor, Metropolitan College of New York, New York, NY and Case Manager and Consultant, New York, NY.

Adjunct Faculty

Metropolitan College of New York, NY

Communications Instructor, MCNY Standing Curriculum Committee – School for Business, and adjunct faculty member until 2001, MCNY School for Business Retention Committee; Case Manager, white collar defense, class action and multi-district, litigations.


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