Ritchard T. M’Bayo

PhD, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA


Professor of Communication and Digital Media
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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)
AUN Courses
  • 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
Research Interests
Professional Affiliations