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Dr. Randy Kluver

Dean, OSU Global

Professor, School of Media and Strategic Communication



Ph.D. Annenberg School for Communication, 1993, University of Southern California

M.A. Communication, 1990, California State University at Los Angeles

B.A. Communication, 1986, University of Oklahoma


Courses Taught: 

  •  Geopolitics of New Media



A. Randolph Kluver is the Associate Provost and Dean of the OSU Global, and Professor in the School of Media and Strategic Communication at Oklahoma State University. He also holds the Don and Cathey Humphreys Chair in Global Studies.


As the senior international officer for the University, Dr. Kluver's role is to develop, implement, and coordinate global educational partnerships and manage the universities global strategy. His responsibilities include oversight of the Study Abroad/National Student Exchange Office, the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade Development, International Students and Scholars, the English Language Institute, the China Programs Office, the OSU/UPAEP Liaison Office, the Fulbright Program, and the School of Global Studies graduate program.


Dr. Kluver has extensive international experience, having previously taught at Jiangxi Normal University (China), National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2017, he was a visiting fellow in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and in 2012, was the recipient of a Fulbright Administrator’s Award in South Korea.


He has published widely in the fields of new media, Asian politics, the Internet in Asian societies, public diplomacy and international communication.


Area of Research Interest

Dr. Kluver was recently principal investigator on an analysis of global media coverage of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, which was published as the Global Media and Strategic Narratives of Contested Democracy: Chinese, Russian, and Arabic Media Narratives of the US Presidential Election(Routledge, 2019).


Additionally, he was the founder and Executive Director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre, located at Nanyang Technological University, and one of the principal investigators of the groundbreaking international analysis of the use of the Internet in elections around the world, The Internet and National Elections: a Comparative Study of Web Campaigning (Routledge, 2007).


Dr. Kluver received the Fallon-Marshall Award for outstanding research in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M for his work on the geopolitics of new media. Dr. Kluver’s book Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities won the Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association in 2000. His essay “The Logic of New Media in International Relations” received the 2003 Walter Benjamin Award from the Media Ecology Association as the outstanding research article in media ecology. As a faculty member or administrator, he has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for approximately $10 million.


He continues to do research on media, new media, and geopolitics. 


Administrative Appointments

2019 - Present

Associate Provost for Global Partnerships, Oklahoma State University

2017 - Present

Dean, OSU Global, Oklahoma State University

2014 - 2017

Global Faculty Ambassador for Pacific Asia, Texas A&M University

2010 - 2014

Executive Director, Global Program Support, Texas A&M University

2006 - 2010

Director, Institute for Pacific Asia, Texas A&M University

2003 - 2006

Executive Director, Singapore Internet Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

1997 - 2000

Director of International and Asian Studies programs, Oklahoma City University


Faculty Appointments  

2017 - Present

Full Professor, School of Media and Strategic Communication, Oklahoma State University

2010 - 2017

Associate/Full Professor, Texas A&M University

2006 - 2010

Research Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

2002 - 2006

Associate Professor, Communication Research Division, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2000 - 2002

Visiting Fellow, Information and Communication Management, National University of Singapore 

1993 - 2000

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma City University

1990 - 1993

Teaching Assistant; Communication Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California

1988 - 1990

Teaching Assistant; Department of Communication Studies, California State University, Los Angeles

1987 - 1988

Visiting Teacher; Department of Foreign Languages, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China

Honors and Awards

  • Fallon-Marshall Lecture Award, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, 2014
  • U.S.-Korea International Education Administrators Seminar. J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. 2012.
  • Media Ecology Association Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in Media Ecology, for The Logic of New Media in International Affairs, New Media and Society, 4(4), 2002. 
  • Outstanding Book Award, for Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities. International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, November, 2000.

Memberships and Service

  • International Communication Association
  • International Studies Association
  • Association of International Education Administrators
    • Professional Development and Engagement Committee
  • Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Committee on International Initiatives
  • Tulsa Council on Foreign Relations
  • Board member, Tulsa Global Alliance 
  • Oklahoma Governor’s International Team
  • Editorial Board, New Media and Society



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