Dr. Charles Okigbo
Ph.D. Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1983
Ph.D. Journalism, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1982
MC-MPA. Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2006
M.A. Social/Political Philosophy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1992
M.S. Journalism (Advertising), Ohio University, Athens, 1980
M.A. International Affairs, Ohio University, Athens, 1979
B.A. English/Philosophy, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1976
My research approach involves the used of quantitative and qualitative methods in advertising, public relations, news journalism, development and social change communication, and fundraising campaigns. At present, I am examining U.S. and foreign newspapers' framing of the 2016 presidential election, new approaches in development communication, and strategic outdoor advertising.
My teaching areas include media writing, communication analysis and analytics, advertising and public relations research, health communication, and development/social change communication. I often invite practicing journalists, advertising and public relations practitioners, and public information officers as guest speakers.
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Phone: (701) 231-6552