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Oklahoma State University
School of Global Studies and Partnerships

Educating a New Generation of Global Leaders

A. Randolph Kluver

Kluver headshotA. Randolph Kluver is the Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships, 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 been at OSU since 2017. Previously, he served at a number of international universities. From 2006 to 2017, he was at Texas A&M University, where he was Professor of Communication, Executive Director of Global Partnerships, Director of the Confucius Institute, and Director of the Institute for Pacific Asia. From 2002-2006, Dr. Kluver served as the founder and Executive Director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). From 2000-2002, he was a Visiting Fellow in the New Media and Communications program at National University of Singapore. He has previously worked as Associate Professor at Oklahoma City University and visiting teacher at Jiangxi Normal University in Nanchang, China. 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. As a faculty member or administrator, he has served as Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator for approximately $10 million in research and educational funding.

Dr. Kluver is a prolific author, and he has authored or edited five books and has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters. He 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). He also was one of the principal investigators of the groundbreaking international analysis of the use of the Internet in elections around the world, published as The Internet and National Elections: a Comparative Study of Web Campaigning (Routledge, 2007). 

Dr. Kluver has received numerous awards for his research.  He 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, and his 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. He continues to do research on media, new media and geopolitics.

He has published widely in the fields of new media, Asian politics, the Internet in Asian societies, public diplomacy and international communication. Dr. Kluver received his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, his Master of Arts degree from California State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal New Media and Society. He also serves on the board for the Tulsa Global Alliance and on the Governor's International Team for the State of Oklahoma.