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

Research overview:
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.

Teaching overview:
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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Office: Minard 338-B6
Phone: (701) 231-6552

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