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Communications Faculty

Dr. Juliet EvusaDr. Juliet Evusa

Associate Professor
Greg Kuntz Endowed Chair of Communications
Baird Hall, Room 221E
918-343-7677
jevusa@rsu.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Communications
    Ohio University, 2005
    Dissertation: Information Communication Technologies as Tools for Socio-economic and Political Development? Huruma Community Tele-center as a Case Study
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies
    Ohio University, 1999
  • M.A. Communications
    Ohio University, 1999
  • M.A. International Affairs
    Ohio University, 1998
  • B.A. Sociology
    Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda, India, 1993

Teaching Experience

  • 2005 to Present, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Department of Communications
    Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma

  • 2000-2001, Adjunct Faculty of Media Studies, School of Telecommunications
    Ohio University

  • 1988-1989, High School Faculty, Department of English and Literature
    Kapsenge're High School, Kenya

Professional Experience

  • 1999-2002, Program Coordinator
    • Responsibilities: Planned, implemented and evaluated visitation programs; Developed networking systems with personnel that identified prospective students; Managed recruitment stipend; Coordinated recruitment workshops, seminars, fairs etc. on/off campus.
  • 1998-2000, Research/Production Assistant
    • Documentary: Afrika Tusioijua (Africa the Unknown) Radio Series aired on WOUB Athens, OH
    Ohio University
  • 1995-1997, Foreign Exchange Personnel
    Cooperative Bank of Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya
    • Responsibilities: Conducted foreign exchange retail transactions; Processed fixed deposit accounts; Monitored the operations of correct accounting procedures; etc.

  • 1994-1995, Social Development Officer
    Ministry of Cultural & Social Services, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Responsibility: Facilitated local socio-economic development initiatives; Acted as a liaison between government and local/international non-governmental organizations; Identified viable and sustainable community projects; Co-ordinated regular meeting with communities on objectives and success of community projects; etc.

  • 1993-1994, Administrative Personnel
    Florida Group of Companies, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Responsibilities: Maintained records and reports; Planned and provided training for employees; Conducted hiring processes of prospective employees, etc.

  • 1993-1994
    Kenya Television Network (KTN)
    • Documentary: The Plight of Kenyan Students in India aired on KTN Nairobi, Kenya.

  • 1992-1994
    Kenyatta University
    • Research Project: Correlation between 'Matatus' (Kenya's Private Transportation System) and The Rate of Female High School Dropouts. Nairobi, Kenya.

Area of Teaching

  • Speech Communication: SPCH 1113 (Fall/Spring/Summer 2005 – to present)
  • Global Communication: COMM 4163 (Fall 2005 to present)
  • Communication Research Methods: COMM 3613 (Fall 2010 to present)
  • Senior Capstone: COMM 4193 (Spring 2010 to present)
  • Women & Minorities in the Media: COMM 4323 (Spring 2006 to present)
  • Independent Study: SP 3900 (Fall 2008 to present)
  • Small Group Communication: 2723 (Spring 2009)
  • Communication Theory: 3833 (Fall 2008)
  • Corporation Communication Internship: COMM 4283 (Summer 2008)
  • Mass Media Communication: 3613 (Fall 2007 and 2008)
  • Introduction to Mass Communication: COMM 1003 (Fall 2005 to 2007)
  • Research Methods 1: Research Designs SBS 3013 (Spring 2007)
  • Presenting Communications Research*: SP 3900 (Spring 2007-2011)

Grant Application

  • Multicultural Committee Grant Proposal: Served as the Principle Investigator in conjunction with the Multi-cultural Committee to submit a grant proposal for the Martin Luther King Day of Service.  The grant enhanced programming as well as offsetting costs during the 2012 MLK Commemoration.
  • AAUW's Community Action Grants Program Proposal
  • RSU Foundation Grant Proposal: Currently working in collaboration with Dr. Diana Clayton, Ms. Frances Morris, Dr. Sally Emmons and Mr. Daniel Marangoni on a project that will include conference travel and a symposium for young Native American women.

Publications

  • Evusa, J. (2008). The State of Children Programming in Kenya. In African Media African Children Yearbook. Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Evusa, J. (2008). Witchy Women: Witchcraft in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and in Contemporary African Culture. In The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality (p.173-184). Emily Dial-Diver, Sally Emmons-Featherson, Jim Ford, & Carolyne Anee Taylor (Eds). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. Inc.
  • Evusa, J. (2003). The Feminization of New Information Comm. Technologies (NICTs) For Socio-economic Development in Africa. In P. T. Zeleze, & I. Kakoma (Eds.) Science and Technology in Africa. (pp. 267-291). Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press Inc.
  • Evusa, J. (July 1999). Women as Victims and Vessels of HIV/AIDs in East Africa. The Drum Beat, 24 (16). http://www.comminit.com/papers/p_0028.html.

Conference Presentations

  • Evusa, J. (September 28, 2013). Panel Title: Learning in Deed: Connecting the Community to the Curriculum. Title: Providing Real-Life Work Experience for Graduating Communication Seniors. Presented at the OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma.
  • Evusa, J. (September 8, 2012). Title: Advantages of Weaving in Service Learning in Senior Capstone Courses. Presented at the OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma.
  • Evusa, J. (April 11-15, 2012). Social Media and Democratic Change. Presented at the 82nd Annual Southern States Association Conference, St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel, San Antonio.
  • Evusa, J. (September 11, 2011). Title: A Correlation Analysis of the Extent New Social Media Has Played in Stimulating Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Presented at the OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma.
  • Evusa, J. (September 11, 2010). Title: African Traditions Meets Modern Information Technology: Unconventional Ways of Leapfrogging the Technological Divide. Presented at the OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma.
  • Evusa, J. (April 1-5, 2009). Crossing Ideologies for Olympic: The Intercultural Dilemma of Kenya Athletes. Presented at the 79th Annual Southern States Association Conference, Marriot Norfolk Waterside, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Evusa, J. (September 13, 2008). Will global popular cultural products affect the diverse cultures of Anglo-Speaking African Nations? Presented at the OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Eastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
  • Evusa, J. June 5-8, 2008). Depictions of the Role and Practice of Witchcraft in Buffy and the Contemporary African Community: A Comparative Scrutiny. Presented at the Slayage Conference on the Whendonverses 3: Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA.
  • Evusa, J. (September 1, 2007). Breaking the Culture of Silence: A Thematic and Critical Analysis of Female Genital Mutilation Debates across the Media Oklahoma Speech Theater Comm. Association (OSTCA) 2007. Presented at the Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma.
  • Evusa, J. (September 29 – October1, 2006). Are Community Telecentres a Practicable Strategy for Providing Universal Access to Marginalized Groups? A Case Study of Kenya's Huruma Community Telecentre. Presented at the 6th Annual Global Fusion Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Evusa, J. (September 16, 2006). Panel Cross-Cultural Communication. Should Young Women Theorize Their Own Feminisms? A Cross Cultural Analysis of Perceptions of Women from the U.S, Africa, and the African Diaspora. Presented at the Oklahoma Speech Theater Communication Association (OSTCA) Convention, Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma.
  • Evusa, J. (September 30, 2005). Panel Moderator, Innovative Development. Presented at the 5th Annual Global Fusion Conference: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
  • Evusa, J. (April 16-17, 2004). Engaging Africana Studies: Production, Control and Dissemination of Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora: The Impact of Cyber-culture and Information Technology. Presented at the New York African Studies Association 28th Annual Conference, Eastern Connecticut State University.
  • Evusa, J. (April 25-28, 2001). Panel: ICT and Governance.  Paper: The Feminization of New Information Communication Technologies for Socio-Economic Empowerment. Presented at the Technology and Development Symposium: Center for African Studies and the College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Evusa, J. (April 5-8, 2001). Paper: Alternative Initiatives to Female Genital Mutilation (April 5-8, 2001). Presented at the Children of the World Risk and Hope Conference, Center for African Studies, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. 
  • Evusa, J. (June 1-3, 2000). African Women NGOs Demystifying ICTs for Socio-economic empowerment. Presented at the Internet and National Cultures: Problems and Prospects,   Center for African Studies, Ohio State University.  
  • Evusa, J. (March 10-11, 2000). African Women and the Internet: A Uses and Gratifications Study. Panel: Issues in Electronic Age. Presented at the AEJMC: International Media 2000,   Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism, Athens, Ohio.
  • Evusa, J. (November 4-7). The impact of Mass Media: Growing up in Kenya.  Panel: "Girl Cultures: The Globalization of Popular Culture" Presented at the National Comm. Association, Chicago, Illinois
  • Evusa, J. (March 4-7, 1998). The Plight of Refugees in Africa (March 4-7, 1998). Panel: Social Commission. Presented at the 19th Annual National Model, Organization of African Unity: Howard University Blackburn Center Washington, D.C.

Professional Development

  • Spring 2014. Online Instruction Design Participant. Title:  Objective: Rose State College, Oklahoma City April 2014
  • Fall 2012. Convocation Panelist. Title: Creative Uses of Angel: Stories from the Faculty. Objective: how to create, use and manage grading rubrics.
  • Fall 2012. Convocation Panelist. Title: Civic Engagement: RSU Success Stories. Objective: Service Learning Teaching Approach.
  • Fall 2012. Magna Online Seminars Participant. Title: Managing Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom. Presented by Dr. Lawrence C Ragan, Director of Faculty Development for Penn State's World Campus and Kimberly Eke, Director for Teaching and Learning Interactive at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Fall 2010 (March 10), Governor's Education Conference. Title: Linking Global Education Activities Across the State. Wes Watkins Center, Oklahoma State University.
  • Fall 2010 (March 5). Textbook Evolution Workshop. Title: Texts in the 21st Century. Downtown Doubletree Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Summer 2010 (May & June). Angel Learning Basic and Advanced Training Workshops. Center for Teaching and Learning, Rogers State University.
  • Fall 2010 (August). SMART Board Workshop. Center for Teaching and Learning, Rogers State University.
  • Fall 2010 (August 5). Certification of Completion of the Higher Learning Commission and Institutional Accountability Professional Development Program, Rogers State University.
  • Fall 2010. Assessment 101. Presented by Linda Andrews, Assistant Vice President Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning. Rogers State University. 
  • 2009. Certification for the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) for the Protection of Human Services, Center of Teaching and Learning, Rogers State University.
  • 2009. Participant, RSU Brown Bag Sessions. Title: Using Social Media in Your Classroom. Presented by Nicole Nascenzi, Public Relation Coordinator, Rogers State University. 
  • 2009. Participant, RSU Brown Bag Sessions. Title: IRB Proposal Application 101. Presented by Dr. Teri Bycroft, Assistant Professor Department of Health Sciences and IRB Chair and Dr. Myra Hallmark, Director for the Center for Learning and Teaching, Rogers State University. 
  • Summer 2007 & 2008. Participated in WebCT's Online Development Workshops. Center for Teaching and Learning, Rogers State University.
  • Spring 2008 (March). Study Abroad Seminar. Title: Sending One Million Students to Study Abroad. Wes Watkins Center, Oklahoma State University.
  • Summer 2008: Human Subjects Workshop. Title: Educating Instructors to Recognize Research Involving Humans. Center for Teaching and Learning, Rogers State University.
  • Summer 2008: Online Platform Workshop. Title: Promoting the Use of Blackboard (Angel) Center for Teaching and Learning. Rogers State University.
  • 2007. Completed Delmar Cengage Learning's Faculty Development Program. Title: Expanding Teaching Techniques. Organized by Dr. Myra Hallmark, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
  • Fall 2007 (November 9). Participant, Oklahoma Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Seminar. Nigh University Center, University of Central Oklahoma.
  • Fall, 2006 (November 3). Participant, Oklahoma Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Seminar. Nigh University Center, University of Central Oklahoma.

Guest Speaking/Panelist/Colloquia for Humanities

  • Guest Speaker, RSU Residential Life Diversity Week. November 12, 2013.
  • Presenter, Colloquia for Humanities Research Forums. Title: Unconventional Ways of Leapfrogging the Technological Divide. August 27, 2010.
  • Guest Panelist, "American the Ignorant" RSU Public Television. May 12, 2009.
  • Panelist, "The Night Tulsa Burned." Black History Month. February 19, 2009.
  • Guest Speaker, Claremore Reveille Rotary. April 17, 2008.
  • Moderator, Screening of the "Invisible Children: The Rough Cut" Documentary. April 19, 2008.
  • Panelist, Colloquia for Humanities Research Forums. Title: Witchy Women: Witchcraft in Buffy and in Contemporary African Culture. 2007.
  • Moderator, The 5th Annual Global Fusion: Global Media, Culture and Health Conference. Innovative Development Panel 15. Ohio University: September, 16 2006.

Service to the Institution, Profession and Community

Rogers State Institution:

  • Member, General Education Committee (2014).
  • Member, Online Instructional Design Ad Hoc Committee (2014).
  • Member, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Self Study Sub-Committee (2012-2014).
  • Member, General Education Task Force (2013 - 2014).
  • Member, Organized Research Grants(2009 to 2013).
  • Member, General Education Forum Committee (2012).
  • Member, Spanish Instructor Screening Committee (November, 2012).
  • Department Representative, University Assessment Committee (since August, 2010).
  • Chair, Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Search Committee (June, 2010).
  • Member, Greg Kuntz Endowed Chair of Communications Search Committee (June-July 2010).
  • Chair, Faculty Development Plan Committee (2007 - 2011).
  • Member, Honors Program Committee (since 2009).
  • Chair, School of Liberal Art Program Review Committee (April-May, 2009).
  • Senior Capstone Mentor, Department of English & Humanities (Spring 2009).
  • Member, Multicultural Committee: (since 2009).
  • Volunteer, Rogers County United Way Annual "Chili Cook-Off" competition (since 2009).
  • Member, Diversity Task Force (since 2008).
  • Ad-hoc Member, RSU Study Abroad Initiative (since 2008).
  • Ad-hoc Committee Member, Communications and Fine Arts Invited Speakers Series (Walid Shebat January 17, 2007), Gary Lucas (March 7, 2007), & Sheryl Siddiqui, April 11, 2007).
  • Ad-hoc Member, Communication Department Program Review (2008).
  • Search and Screening Committee, Instructor/Assistant Professor of Communications (2006).
  • Department Representative, Institutional Review Board Committee (IRB) (since 2006)
  • Faculty Mentor, Student Research Projects. Communications Department (since 2006).
  • Faculty Mentor, Senior Capstone Projects. Communications Department (2005-2007).
  • Senior Capstone Director, Department of Communications (since 2006).
  • Volunteer, Annul Northeast Regional Speech and Debate Tournament (2006-2011).
  • Member, CFA Committee that reviewed the department's general education assessment outcomes (2006-2007).
  • Member, Technology Committee, 2005-2006).
  • Volunteer, Annual Destination RSU Recruitment Initiatives (since 2005).
  • Volunteer, Annual Early Enrollment Initiatives (since 2005).
  • Member, Communication Committee (2005-2006).
  • Faculty Advisor/Sponsor, RSU's International Student Union (ISU) (since 2005)*.

Profession:

  • Ad-hoc Member, OSTCA (Oklahoma Speech & Theater Communication Association) since 2011
  • Awards Committee Chair, OSTCA (2011-2012).
  • Member, Tulsa Chapter of the Association of Women in Communication (2005-2006).
  • Member, Southern States Association Conference (since 2009)
  • Member, Global Fusion Conference (2006-2010)
  • Member, Association for African Studies (1998-2005).
  • Member, National Communication Association (1998-2005).

Community:

  • Member, Martin Luther King (MLK) Task Force (Since 2005).
  • Member, RSU Public Television Community Advisory Board (2006-2013).
  • Member, Tulsa Urban League (2005).

Awards

  • 2014 Pixley Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Excellence, Rogers State University
  • 2014 Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Excellence in Service from the School of Liberal Arts,  Rogers State University
  • 2008 Certificate of Excellence for Exceptional Academic Performance, Ohio University Athens

Student Directed Research Conference Presentations

Student Papers Presented at the September 28th, 2013 OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma.

  • Green, Brandi. The Downward Spiral: Effects of Hyper-Sexualized Print Advertising on Consumers. (Top Undergraduate Student Paper).

Student Papers Presented at the September 8th, 2012 OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma.

  • Green, Brandi. The Commodification of Over-Sexualized Women in Print Advertising: The Male Gaze Lens.
  • Roberts, Ashley. Commodifying Arab Americans and Muslims in the News.
  • McFerron, Bethany. Glamorizing Teenage Pregnancy in TV and Film.
  • Risner, Kyle. Cultivating Conflict: An Examination of the Media's Role in Commoditizing Jews and Arabs.

Student Papers Presented at the September 10th, 2011 OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma.

  • Demaris, Monique. An Overview and Critical Analysis of Censorship in Hong Kong since 1997.
  • Battenfield, Jerry. Anime and Manga: Prime Example of Outside Influences.
  • Burdell, Cristen. Global Advertisement: A Comprehensive Study in Global Ethics and Technology's Impact on Advertisement.
  • Cagle, Lee Richard. Propaganda: A Discussion on Manipulation of the Media.
  • Riedesel, Bryce. Citizen/Backpack Journalism.
  • Wittman, Doug. Ethics in Global Journalism: A Possible Solution.
  • Demaris, Monique. Public Displays of Affection between Couples of Varying Ethnicities.  
  • Demaris, Monique. An Overview and Critical Analysis of Censorship in Hong Kong since 1997.
  • Anderson, Kristin. Effects of Online Social Networking on Adolescents.
  • Nix, Cody. Al Jazeera: An Analytical Literature Review on the Birth of a Middle Eastern Global Media Empire.
  • Prock, David. Political Correctness Hurts Creativity in Entertainment Media.
  • Demaris, Monique. Sex in Sitcoms: A Content Analysis of Sexual Behavior in Friends and How I met Your Mother.
  • Andrienne, Jefferis. A Content Analysis of Mean World Syndrome: The Case of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • Wittman, Douglas. A Content Analysis of the Level of Profanity Language Used Between Online Video Games Contestants.
  • Smith, Jeff. That is So Fetch: The Use of Speech Codes and Dialectics in Mean Girls (Top Undergraduate Paper).

Student Papers Presented at the September 11th, 2010 OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Rogers State University, Oklahoma.

  • Smith, Jeff. Prime-Time Equality: The Evolution and Portrayal of Homosexuality on Prime-Time TV.  
  • Lantz, Eric. Are Female Sports Journalists Portrayed in a Way that Perpetuates Gender Stereotypes?
  • Smith, Mekala. Portrayal of Native Americans in the Media.
  • Lane, Mark. Don't Be Evil: An Analysis of Google's Censorship Practices in China
  • Olson, Kyle. A Time for Citizen Journalism.
  • Smith, Jeffrey. Technobabble: The Rise and Expansion of Citizen Journalism.
  • Nicols, Andrew. A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Women in Film.
  • Forehand, Nikki. The Super Stereotype: Sexism in Comic Books.
  • Lopez, Annette. A Comparative Analysis of Feminine & Masculine Portrayals in Disney Film & Disney/Pixar Animated Works.

Student Papers Presented at the September 19th, 2009 OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, East Central University, Ada Oklahoma.

  • Ammons, Jessica. Title: An Examination of the Changing Reputation of the Private Press." (Top Undergraduate Poster Presentation).
  • Lane, Mark. Decline and Fall of the CBS News Empire.
  • Davis, Billy. Will New Information Technologies Act as Catalysts to "Leap-Frog" Development Within Periphery Nations?
  • Buysee, Karen. Media's Role in the Commoditization of Culture.
  • Collins, Kayci. Effects of Media on Children's Behavior.
  • Wittman, Douglas. Does Media Act as a Tool in Facilitating Terrorism? (Top Undergraduate Poster Presentation).
  • Stoycoff, Zachary. Bias in the Press: Recognizing the Slant. (Top Undergraduate Paper).
  • Hendrickson, Katherine. A Biased World: The Representation of Contemporary Female Political Figures Throughout the World.
  • Hendrickson, Katherine. Changes in Representation of Masculinity and Femininity in Sitcoms Over the Years.
  • Kendyl, Overton. Religion Bias in the Media. (Top Undergraduate Poster Presentation).
  • Dick, Ashley. No More Kiss? Ethical and Social Dilemmas of Media Exposure in the Private Lives of Celebrities.
  • Taylor, Erica. Should Media Outlets Ari Terrorist Attacks? (Top Undergraduate Poster Presentation)

Student Papers Presented at the September 13th, 2008 OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, North Eastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

  • Buehler, Josh. OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA: A Laughing Matter: The Popularity of Satirical News Shows. (Top Undergraduate Paper).
  • Martin, Christina. The Portrayal of Women in Popular Romantic Literature. (Top Undergraduate Poster).
  • Floyd, Ryan. Sing a New Song: The Music Industry's Fight to Survive in the Digital Age.
  • Husong, Julie. The Effects of Entertainment Media on Celebrities.
  • Jameson, Stacey. More than a Movie: A Content Analysis of children's Animated Films. (Top Undergraduate Poster Presentation).
  • Lane, Mark. Western Cultural Imperialism on the Rise of on the Decline?

Student Papers Presented at the September 15th, 2007 OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA Convention, Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma.

  • Jameson, Stacy. A Content Analysis of the Film Madagascar: Adult Humor.
  • Hughes, Jim. A Historical Analysis of the Growth of Motion Pictures (1888-2005).