Dr. Jonathan Matusitz is a tenured Associate Professor in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media in the United States of America. His research focuses on communication in terrorism, symbolism in terrorism, the globalization of culture, and health communication. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 2006. Besides having more than 150 academic publications and over 170 conference presentations, Dr. Matusitz has taught at a NATO-affiliated military base in Belgium in 2010. Originally from Belgium, he moved to the United States in 2000.
Dr. Matusitz has published six academic books on terrorism, including Terrorism & Communication: A Critical Introduction (Sage, 2013), Symbolism in Terrorism: Motivation, Communication, and Behavior (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), and Online Jihadist Magazines to Promote the Caliphate: Communicative Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2019). Occasionally, Dr. Matusitz is the featured speaker at law enforcement workshops and training sessions. He has delivered presentations on terrorism to agencies, the Department of Homeland Security, and local sheriff’s offices.