Waleed Rashidi is an assistant professor in the Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, and also serves as advisor to the Entertainment and Tourism Club and Comm Week. Rashidi has worked as an editor covering music at Mean Street Magazine and the Inland Empire Weekly. He hosts a weekly jazz radio show at KSPC 88.7 FM since 1997, contributed to five books, and has freelanced for the Los Angeles Times-Brand X, Alternative Press, Orange County Register, Modern Drummer, E! Online and OC Weekly. Rashidi earned his doctorate in education from the University of La Verne, an MA in communications from CSUF, and a BS in communication-journalism from Cal Poly Pomona.