Our People

Rey Rosales

Department Chair, Communication 
Associate Professor, Bachelor of Communication Studies   
Journalism Major

PhD (Southern Illinois)

11-424D, Allard Hall
11110 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Rey Rosales holds a Ph.D. in Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master of Science in Radio-TV from Arkansas State University. He was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship as well as various other international fellowships. He has more than 20 years of university teaching experience (both here and in the US). Prior to assuming the role of department chair, he served as the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications here at MacEwan (2009-2017).

Dr. Rosales recently completed a stint as a visiting fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he also earned a global entrepreneurship program credential. He also completed a highly selective management development program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2012 as well as an innovation in higher education program in 2014 through Educause (Breakthrough Models Academy funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

His current teaching and research interests include: innovation and entrepreneurship, digital media production, online journalism and digital storytelling. Recently, he’s been doing research on data journalism as well as exploring the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in journalism and education.