Raul Reis is the Dean of the School of Communication at Emerson College, and a tenured professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Prior to Emerson, he served as Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, from 2011 to 2016.
Reis has published extensively in academic journals and books on topics such as the impact of mass media on traditional communities; Latin American and Brazilian media; higher education; and science, health and environmental communication. His academic articles have appeared in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Science Communication, World Communication Journal, Environmental Communication, and the Journal of Intercultural Communication, among others. He has co-authored a book titled "Mass Communication: Producers and Consumers" (2010), and another called "Writing and Reporting for Digital Media" (2015). Reis has contributed chapters to six edited academic books, and his research has been reprinted in specialized encyclopedias.
Previously to entering academia, Reis worked for many years as a newspaper, television and magazine reporter and editor for Brazilian and U.S. news organizations. As a journalist, he covered politics, sports, city news, and science and the environment, among other topics.