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Dr Charles Okigbo

Head of Policy Engagement and Communication, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, and Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND


BA (University of Ife, Ile-Ife, MA International Affairs (Ohio University, Athens), MS Journalism (Ohio University, Athens) MA Social/Political Philosophy(Nsukka, Nigeria), MA (Leicester), MPA (Harvard), PhD (Southern Illinois University, Carbondal
Head of Policy Engagement and Communication, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, and Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Formerly: Associate Head, Department of Communication, North Dakota State University
Areas: Communication Studies, especially mass communication, advocacy, capital campaigns, fundraising, public communication and public diplomacy; action research; public relations; health communication; organizational leadership
Publications: Co-authored “Leveraging Acculturation through Action Research: A Case Study of Refugee and Immigrant Women in the United States” in Action Research Journal, UK Vol. 7, No. 2, 2009. Co-authored “Social Change and Acculturation in the Adjustment of New African American Women: A Case Study” Communication and Social Change, A Scholarly Journal of the Center for Excellence in Communication Arts, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia, Volume 2, June 2008. “African Communication Patterns and he Black Studies Inheritance” in Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga (Eds). Handbook of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2005. “The African World: The Public of African Communication” and “The Triple Heritage: The Split Soul of a Continent” in Charles C. Okigbo and Festus Eribo (Eds). Development and Communication in Africa. New York: Rowman and Littlefield. 2004. Co-authored “Public Relations and Social Change in Africa’s Emerging Democracies” Donn James Tilson and Emmanuel Alozie (Eds.). Public Relations in Emerging Democracies. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2003. Edited ‘Development and Communication in Africa’.. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004