Samuel Tesunbi

Ph.D., 1994, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA.


Director, Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, Associate Professor of Communication & Multimedia 

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Prof. Samuel Tesunbi’s teaching career started, as an adjunct, at Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD, in 1989—the same year he began his PhD studies at Howard University, Washington, DC., the only higher learning institution in the world that boasts of housing the largest number of scholars of African descent. His full-time teaching career commenced 1995, as Assistant Professor of Business Communication at Howard Business School, following the conferment of a PhD, in 1994, at the same institution.

Prior to teaching (1989-1995), he served as the Acquisitions Editor of the Index to International Statistics, an imprint of the Congressional Information Service, Bethesda, MD.

Between 2000 and 2005, he added value to his teaching experience, by moving to the Gulf, where he designed, chaired, and taught in, the marketing, advertising, business communication programs of the American University in Dubai and American University of Sharjah.

In 2006, Prof. Tesunbi joined the American University of Nigeria, where he designed the curriculum, and became the pioneer head, of the Communications and Multimedia Department. He taught various course, including marketing and advertising courses for seven years. In January 2019, following a hiatus of about four years, he returned to AUN, and in the fall of the same year, 12 September 2019, he was appointed the first substantive Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance. He has presented a number of conference papers, in marketing, advertising, and cloud computing in business, most of which have appeared in scholarly international journals.
AUN Courses
    •    Senior Research Project
    •    Case Studies in Advertising
    •    Principles of Advertising and Public Relations
    •    Integrated Marketing Communications
    •    Business Communications
    •    Public Speaking
Research Interests