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Dr. Stanford Mukasa was for four years a senior journalist and news editor of the Chronicle, a daily newspaper in Zimbabwe.

He also covered the war between government troops and rebels in western Zimbabwe. During his postdoctoral program at Ohio State University, Mukasa conducted a survey research on the role of the new information and communication technologies in the productive capacities of low-income farmers in eastern and southern Ohio. He co-authored, with Professor Lee Becker of Ohio State University, a research report on Africa’s information and communication education resources and needs.

As associate professor of Journalism at IUP, Mukasa earned the following degrees:

  • Postdoctoral Certificate, Ohio State University, 1991
  • PhD in Communications, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1990
  • MS in Communication, Ohio University, 1981
  • BS in Journalism, Ohio University, 1979
  • Diploma in Journalism, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1977

Before joining IUP, Mukasa was visiting assistant professor of communications at Bethany College, West Virginia. He has presented papers at seminars and conferences in Africa, Canada, and the United States and has published a number of articles on international communications as well as the social implications of information and communication technologies.

In summer of 1992, he was one of 35 professors selected to attend a seminar on C-SPAN in the classroom held in Washington, D.C. Mukasa developed for the World Bank a policy paper on an information strategy for promoting environmentally sustainable development in sub-Sahara Africa.

He is a founding member of the Southern African Development, Culture, and Communication Network, a consortium of academics and researchers on information and communication technologies and the Internet and their implications to southern Africa.

He is also a founding member and international liaison officer for the public journalism international.

He teaches Research Methods in Journalism; World News Coverage; Journalism and Mass Media; Writing for the Print Media; Journalistic Writing; News Reporting; Community Journalism, Editing; Issues and Problems; Public Opinion and the News Media; and History of the American Press.

Mukasa received a $70,000 grant from the World Bank to develop and present distance education courses in journalism for Africa.

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