I was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in August 1977. I received his BA degree in Radio-TV-Film from Eastern Mediterranean University in 1998. I also obtained an MS degree in Digital Media from Abilene Christian University in 2002, and a Ph.D. degree in mass communication from Florida State University in 2007. I am currently working as the Vice Chair and the Graduate Program Coordinator of the Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design at Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies. I am also the co-owner and the creative director of the IT firm, Innovia Technologies. Also active in academic research, I have conducted studies in the fields of media effects, new media, interactive media, uses and effects of Internet technologies, and advertising.