About MeI’m a professor, blogger, journalist, and researcher based in Greater Atlanta, USA. I received my B.A. in Mass Communication (with a double minor in English and Political Science) from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, where I won the Nigerian Television Authority Prize for the Best Graduating Student.
After working as a reporter and news editor, as a researcher/speech writer at the (Nigerian) President's office, and as a journalism lecturer at Kaduna Polytechnic and Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, I proceeded to the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA, where I earned my Master of Science degree in Communication (with a minor in English) and won the Outstanding Master's Student in Communication award.
At Georgia State University's Department of Communication where I earned my Ph.D. in Communication and taught journalism for 5 years, I also won the top Ph.D. student prize called the "Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies Award." I was also the Managing Editor of the Atlanta Review of Journalism History, a refereed academic journal published by Georgia State University's Center for International Media Education (CIME), where I worked as Assistant Director of Research for four years.
I'm currently an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Citizen Media at Kennesaw State University, Georgia's fastest-growing and third-largest university. (Kennesaw is a suburb of Atlanta). I also write two weekly newspaper columns: "Notes from Atlanta" in the Abuja-based Weekly Trust and "Politics of Grammar" in the Sunday Trust. Both papers are sister publications of the Daily Trust.