Biography

Luis M. Romero-Rodríguez is an Associate Professor of Communications at the Department of Communication Sciences and Sociology of Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid) and Visiting Professor at the International University of Andalusia (Spain). Postdoctoral Fellow at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico) (2018-2019). PhD in Communication from the universities of Huelva, Seville, Malaga, and Cadiz (2014), extraordinary doctorate award from the University of Huelva (2015) and M.A. in Social Communication from the University of Almería (Spain). He holds a PGDip. in International Law and Politics from the Central University of Venezuela and a PGCert. in University Teaching from the Nueva Esparta University (Venezuela). B.A. in Social Communication and LL.B. in Law from the Santa Maria University (Venezuela).

He sums currently more than 60 articles published in high impact scientific journals, a dozen book chapters and editor of many works published in editorials renowned (such as McGrawHill and Pearson), all of these in his areas of specialization: digital communication, media competence, critical analysis of the media and gamification.

In the field of university teaching, he has a 14-year experience in both undergraduate and graduate degrees, having been a professor at the Santa Maria University (Venezuela), Andrés Bello Catholic University (Venezuela), San Martín de Porres University (Peru), Politecnica Salesiana University (Ecuador), Isabel I University (Spain), International University of La Rioja (Spain), Nebrija University (Spain), and University of Cadiz (Spain). Currently, he is a professor in graduate programs (Master Degree) of the International University of Andalusia (Spain) and the ESAI Business School / Espiritu Santo University (Ecuador), and visiting professor of the Interuniversity Doctorate program in Communication (universities of Huelva, Seville, Malaga, and Cádiz). He has also had experience in academic management as General Director of Extension and Services to Communities of the Santa María University (Venezuela).

In the field of research, he participated as a speaker in more than twenty international conferences (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Portugal, and Venezuela). He has been a senior fellow in a dozen R&D projects in Spain, Peru, and Venezuela, including European projects. In turn, it belongs to networks and research groups such as the Agora Group (PAI-HUM-648) from the University of Huelva, the Euroamerican Interuniversity Research Network on Media Literacy for Citizenship (Alfamed), the Comunicar group, TRIC Lab, OpenEnergy Network, and the Research Group “Prospects of Multimedia Communication” (PROCOMM) of the International University of La Rioja.

As regards scientific journals, he is asociate editor of Comunicar journal (JCR Q1 and Scopus Q1), former editor-in-chief of Retos journal (Emerging Sources Citation Index and SciELO) (2016-2020) and member of the editorial board of the Media and Communication journal (Scopus Q2), Index.Comunicación journal (Emerging Sources Citation Index), and Editor-in-Chief of the Communication Collection of Editorial Sindéresis.

He has given more than fifty conferences, courses, workshops and seminars on Communication research and Education, theory and practice of disinformation, political and electoral communication, public opinion and strategic planning at universities and institutions in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal and Venezuela.