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Communications Faculty

Dr. Juliet EvusaDr. Juliet Evusa

Associate Professor
Baird Hall, Room 221E
918-343-7677
jevusa@rsu.edu

 

 

 

Education

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

Teaching Experience

  • 2005-Present: Associate Professor of Media Studies, Department of Communications
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • 2000-2001: Adjunct Faculty of Media Studies, School of Telecommunications
    Ohio University, Athens OH
  • 1988-1989: English and Literature
    Kapsenge’re High School, Kenya

Professional Experience

  • 1999-2002: Program Coordinator, Department of Minority Graduate Student Affairs
    Ohio University, Athens OH
    Planned, implemented and evaluated visitation programs. Developed networking systems with personnel that identify prospective students. Managed recruitment stipend. Coordinated recruitment workshops, seminars, fairs etc. on/off campus.
  • 1995-1997: Foreign Exchange Personnel
    Cooperative Bank of Kenya
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Conduct foreign exchange retail transactions.
  • 1994-1995: Social Development Officer
    Ministry of Cultural & Social Services
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Liaison between government and local/international non-governmental organizations.
  • 1993-1994: Administrative Personnel
    Florida Group of Companies
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Maintenance of records and reports. Planning and providing training of employees. Performing hiring process of prospective employees, etc.

Research/Production Assistant

  • 1998-2000: School of Telecommunication
    Ohio University
    Documentary: Afrika Tusioijua (Africa the Unknown) Radio Series aired on WOUB Athens, OH.
  • 1993-1994: Kenya Television Network (KTN)
    Documentary: The Plight of Kenyan Students in India, aired on KTN Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 1992-1994: Department of Sociology, Kenyatta University
    Project: Correlation between ‘Matatus’ (Kenya’s Private Transportation System) and The Rate of Female High School Dropouts. Nairobi, Kenya.

Courses Taught

  • Speech Communication On-ground and On-line: COMM 1003 (Fall/Spring/Summer ‘05 – to present)
  • Global Communication: COMM 4163 (Fall ’05 to present)
  • Communication Research Methods: COMM 3613 (Fall 2010)
  • Senior Capstone: COMM 4193 (Spring 2010)
  • Women & Minorities in the Media: COMM 4323 (Spring ‘06/’08 to present)
  • Independent Study: SP 3900 (Fall ’08 - ’09)
  • Small Group Communication: 2723 (Spring ’09)
  • Communication Theory: 3833 (Fall ’08)
  • Corporation Communication Internship: COMM 4283 (summer ’08)
  • Mass Media Communication: 3613 (Fall ’07)
  • Introduction to Mass Communication: COMM 1003 (fall ’05/’06/‘07)
  • Research Methods 1: Research Designs SBS 3013 (Spring ’07)

Publications

  • The State of Children Programming in Kenya. In African Media African Children Yearbook. Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (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. (2008).
  • 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. (2003).
  • Women as Victims and Vessels of HIV/AIDs in East Africa. TheDrum Beat, 24 (16). (July 1999).

Conference Paper Presentations

  • OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA: Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma Title: African Traditions Meets Modern Information Technology: Unconventional Ways of Leapfrogging the Technological Divide (September 11, 2010).
  • 79th Annual Southern States Association Conference: Marriot Norfolk Waterside, Norfolk, Virginia. Crossing Ideologies for Olympic: The Intercultural Dilemma of Kenya Athletes (April 1-5, 2009).
  • OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA: Eastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma Title: Will global popular cultural products affect the diverse cultures of Anglo-Speaking African Nations? (September 13, 2008).
  • Slayage Conference on the Whendonverses 3: Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA. Title: Depictions of the Role and Practice of Witchcraft in Buffy and the Contemporary African Community: A Comparative Scrutiny (June 5-8, 2008).
  • Oklahoma Speech Theater Comm. Association (OSTCA) 2007. Nazarene University, Bethany, Okalahoma. Breaking the Culture of Silence: A Thematic and Critical Analysis of Female Genital Mutilation Debates across the Media (September 15, 2007).
  • The 6th Annual Global Fusion Conference: Chicago, Illinois. Are Community Telecentres a Practicable Strategy for Providing Universal Access to Marginalized Groups? A Case Study of Kenya’s Huruma Community Telecentre (September 29 – October 1, 2006).
  • Oklahoma Speech Theater Comm. Association (OSTCA). Nazarene University, Bethany, Okalahoma. Panel Cross-Cultural Communication. Paper: Should Young Women Theorize Their Own Feminisms? A Cross Cultural Analysis of Perceptions of Women from the U.S, Africa, and the African Diaspora” (Sep. 16, 2006).
  • The 5th Annual Global Fusion Conference: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Panel Moderator, "Innovative Development” (September 30th 2005).
  • New York African Studies Association 28th Annual Conference: Eastern Connecticut State University. Engaging Africana Studies: Production, Control and Dissemination of Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora: The Impact of Cyber-culture and Information Technology (April 16-17, 2004).
  • Technology and Development Symposium: Center for African Studies and the College of Engineering, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Panel: ICT and Governance.  Paper: The Feminization of New Information Communication Technologies for Socio-Economic Empowerment (April 25-28, 2001).
  • The Children of the World Risk and Hope Conference: Center for African Studies, Ohio University Panel: Children and Media.  Paper: Alternative Initiatives to Female Genital Mutilation (April 5-8, 2001).
  • The Internet and National Cultures: Problems and Prospects:  Center for African Studies, Ohio State University, Panel: The Cyberspace.  Paper: African Women NGOs Demystifying ICTs for Socio-economic empowerment (June, 1-3, 2000).
  • AEJMC: International Media 2000:  Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism.  Panel: Issues in Electronic Age, Paper: African Women and the Internet: A Uses and Gratifications Study (March 10 – 11, 2000).
  • National Comm. Association, Chicago:  Panel: "Girl Cultures: The Globalization of Popular Culture” Paper: The impact of Mass Media: Growing up in Kenya.  (November 4-7, 1999).
  • 19th Annual National Model, Organization of African Unity: Howard University Blackburn Center Washington, D.C.  Panel: Social Commission.  Paper: The Plight of Refugees in Africa (March 4-7, 1998).

Service

  • Chair, Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Search Committee (June, 2010).
  • Committee Member, Greg Kuntz Endowed Chair of Communications Search Committee (June – July 2010).
  • Chair, Faculty Development Plan Committee (2007 - present).
  • Department Representative, University Assessment Committee (August, 2010 to present).
  • Chair, School of Liberal Art Program Review Committee (April-May, 2009):
  • Department Representative, Institutional Review Board Committee (IRB) (present):
  • Faculty Mentor, Student Research Projects (since 2006).
  • Senior Capstone Presentations, Department of Communications (since 2006).
  • Senior Capstone Director, Department of English & Humanities (Spring 09):
  • Member, Multicultural Committee
  • Member, Martin Luther King (MLK) Task Force (2005 - Present)
  • Member, Diversity Task Force (2008 - Present)
  • Member, RSU Public Television Community Advisory Board (2006 to present)
  • Member, Communication Committee (2005 – Present)
  • Chair, Oklahoma Speech & Theater Communication Association (OSTCA) Awards Committee (present).
  • Faculty Advisor/Sponsor, RSU’s International Student Union (ISU) (2005 – Present)
  • Member, RSU Study Abroad Initiative (April 23 2008)