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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Imran Haider

  1. Director of Online Programs
  2. Assistant Professor
  3. Professor of Practice
LocationGlobal Online



Imran obtained his graduate degree from Portland State University in 2008. Immediately after that, he began his college teaching career. He taught Persuasion and Leadership at the University of Portland and later Interpersonal Communication courses at Oregon State University for eight years. Imran has worked as a college educator for more than 14 years and he also worked on a small business venture for five years as the director of operations. From that experience, he is able to bring real life anecdotes into class discussion and material for workplace related discourse.

Haider joined the Murrow College in 2020, teaching Public Speaking in the Digital Age. In the past, he has presented research on the misperception of terrorism in mainstream news and after traveling to Karachi in 2016, how the culture of (individualism and uncertainty avoidance) in Karachi, Pakistan is misconceived. Imran has also built the course DEI in Communication Organizations, the first class of its kind for the Murrow College.

Outside of teaching, he is the chair of the DEI committee in the city where he lives. He facilitates professional development for different types of company training, including DEI, public speaking, and business optimization. Haider enjoys spending time with his wife and three-year-old son. Imran was born and raised in Oregon. Growing up, sports were his passion, he played basketball his whole life at every opportunity and eventually played semi-pro basketball for one season during graduate school.

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