2007 Sponsored Programs Award for Outstanding Achievement in Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Stanford Mukasa
Associate Professor, Journalism Department
Project Title: Implementation of Online and Distance Learning And African Virtual University

Dr. Stanford Mukasa is an associate professor teaching communication and journalism for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has been with IUP for 15 years. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Journalism from 1996 until 1999. He has published several articles on the ICTs and development, information superhighway and human socioeconomic development, national information and communication infrastructure and applications in community, national, and regional development. Previous to his work at IUP, Dr. Mukasa completed his post-doctorate work at The Ohio State University in 1991 and received his PhD in Communications from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. During his master's work at Ohio University, he also served as the senior journalist for The Chronicle in Zimbabwe.

In addition to his teaching, Dr. Mukasa serves as a weekly radio commentator for the program Letter from America in Zimbabwe on a UK-based radio broadcasting system to discuss human rights issues. He also hosts the radio program North American Forum on Zimbabwe once a month. He has served in various capacities in the countries of Somalia , Zimbabwe , South Africa , Namibia , and Kenya . He has served as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of African Communication and has encouraged connecting and networking African journalists to the Internet.

Dr. Mukasa has received awards from the United Nations Development Programme and the African Virtual University for the development and delivery of an online distance learning certificate program in journalism to programs at four universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The program provided students with comprehensive courses in information technology (IT), journalism, language training, and business/management/personnel development. His successful international partnerships have spread the IUP tradition of teaching excellence to the developing world. Dr. Mukasa has literally put his life on the line by traveling through violent uprisings and political unrest in support of his projects.