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Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Rodica Mocan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Vice dean of the Faculty of Theatre and Television from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania. She is focusing on new emerging media genres like interactive documentaries and interactive digital performance. Her research interests are focused on the impact of new media technologies on different fields of life. As a mother of three and an academic that is teaching digital media-related disciplines, she strongly believes in the power of mentoring the new generation to harness the great potential of new technologies, in order to further knowledge and better understand the times we live in.
Rodica Mocan is vice-dean of the Faculty of Theatre and Television of Babeș-Bolyai University from Cluj. Her undergraduate studies in engineering where followed by a master in art in the United States where she developed a special interest for applications of new media technologies in various domains of life. Her doctoral studies were focused on e-learning from a sociological perspective, with a thesis published in 2005. She continues an interdisciplinary approach to the study of multimedia applications in performing arts, earning a Ph.D. in performing studies with a thesis about digital interactive performance. She is the recipient of a doctoral grant from the Romanian Academy.
During two decades of academic career she developed and delivered courses involving new media technologies in online journalism, e-learning, e-government, multimedia design and, more recently, multimedia in performance and new media documentary.
She is the course leader of the Interactive Multimedia module of the Theatre, Film and Multimedia master program of the Faculty of Theatre and Television and is coordinating the Documentary Filmmaking master program.