Dr. Rizalawati Ismail is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She obtained her BBA in Operational Management from Universiti Utara Malaysia (1996), a MSc. in Corporate Communication from Universiti Putra Malaysia (2001) and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication from the University of Melbourne, Australia (2009).
Prior joining the Communication Department, IIUM in 2010, she was working at Akademi TV3 / Malaysia Institute of Integrative Media, a subsidiary company of TV3. Her research interest includes audience research, television studies, organization communication and media/communication education.
She is currently the Deputy Director of Business Development and Marketing for IIUM Academy of Graduate and Professional Studies (IIUM Academy).