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 has hosted a weekly jazz radio show at KSPC 88.7 FM since 1997, contributed to five books, and 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 California State University, Fullerton, and a BS in communication-journalism from Cal Poly Pomona.