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Adaobi Duru
Assistant Professor
School of Humanities
Walk 2-121
318-342-1199
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Adaobi V Duru, PhD
Assistant Professor, Communication

Education

Ph D

2016, Media and Public Affairs
Manship School of Mass Communication, LSU

MA

2010, Media and Communication
Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria

BS

2006, Mass Communication
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

Recent Publications

Duru, A. V., Akinro, N. (2019). Navigating Academia Away from Home: Exploring the Challenges of African-born Academics. In Multidisciplinary Issues Surrounding African Diasporas. . (pp. 80-102). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Duru, A., Umejei, E., Eke, W. (2019). Weaponizing Music for Political Contestation and Rivalry. In Music and Messaging in the African Political Arena. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Akinro, N., Nwachukwu, E., Duru, A. (2019). Corruption Sings the Loudest: Music, Political Confrontation and Aggrandizement. In Music and Messaging in the African Political Arena. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Duru, A. (2019). Narratives of Death: Systemic determinants of the Coverage of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Global Media and Communication.
Searles, K., Spencer, S., Duru, A. (2018). Don’t read the comments: the effects of abusive comments on perceptions of women authors’ credibility. Information, Communication & Society.
Duru, A. (2017). Measuring Attitude towards Civic and Political Participation: A Descriptive Approach. Journal of Pan African Studies.
Duru, A. V. (2020). (pp. 109-124). Journal of International Communication.

Awards & Honors

August 2017 Kopenhaver Center Fellow .

Courses Taught

COMM 1001FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION, 1 course(s)

COMM 1018INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, 4 course(s)

COMM 2001PUBLIC SPEAKING, 3 course(s)

COMM 2010WRITING PROF COMMUNICATIONS, 8 course(s)

COMM 2061PUBLIC RELATIONS PRINCIPLES, 3 course(s)

COMM 3061PR WRITING AND PLANNING, 3 course(s)

COMM 3070METHODS OF INVESTIGATION, 2 course(s)

COMM 4060PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGNS, 2 course(s)

COMM 5002QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS, 1 course(s)

COMM 5060PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTICES, 1 course(s)

COMM 5083PUBLIC OPINION & PROPAGANDA, 1 course(s)

COMM 5099THESIS, 2 course(s)

MCOM 5083PUBLIC OPINION/PROPAGANDA, 1 course(s)