Dr. Gameel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Digital Communication at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He worked in the information technology (IT) field for several years. His career background in IT has uniquely contributed to his research and ability to teach digital and interactive media production courses. Gameel’s research builds from a media studies perspective to focus on new media, media literacy, digital inequality, political communication, and media in the Middle East. In particular, his current research in online education focuses on massive open online courses (MOOCs). Capitalizing on his IT knowledge and skills, Gameel is interested in examining the use of data and analytics to enhance learning and education and inform instructors through utilizing several analytics tools and methods. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.