Ritchard T. M’Bayo
PhD, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA
Professor of Communication and Digital Media
Widely travelled journalist and media research scholar with over 30 years of successful teaching and administrative experience at the university level in graduate and undergraduate programs in the United States and Africa where he contributed toward capacity building and institutional and program developments.
He has helped design programs in Communication at the University of Sierra Leone (Fourah Bay College), provided leadership in accreditation plans at Bowie State University-USA, and at the University of Lagos-Nigeria while serving respectively as Head of Department at both institutions. Institutions where he has taught and played administrative roles include:
- American University of Nigeria, Yola, NIGERIA (2007 – 2013)
- Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland, USA (1989 – 2007)
- George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA (1987 – 2005)
- Howard University, Washington, DC, USA (occasional appointments since 1987 – 2002)
- Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia, USA (2006-2007)
- University of Lagos, Lagos, NIGERIA (2005-2006)
- Central Michigan University - extension graduate and undergraduate programs, (2000-2005)
- Writing for the News Media
- Research Methods
- Media in Africa
- Intercultural Communication
- Theories of Communication
- Development, Globalization and the Media
- Public Relations and Advertising
- Editorial and Critical Writing
- Feature Writing
- Communication and Media Studies
- Political Culture, Media and State Governance
- 2018: Political Culture, Media and State Governance in Sierra Leone: Exploring a Transitional Democratic State. London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan. (expected in June/July, 2018).
- 2013: Media and state governance in post conflict society. African Journalism Studies. Vol. 34:2, pp. 35-53.
- 2013 Intellectual poverty and theory building in African mass communication research. Journal of African Media
- Studies, vol. 4:2, pp. 139-155.
- 2011: Political Culture, Cultural Universals and the Crisis of Identity in African: Essays in Ethnoglobalization. New York: Mellen Press.