Ritchard T. M’Bayo Ph.D.
PhD, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA
Head of Department, Communication & Multimedia Design
Widely travelled journalist and media research scholar with over 30 years of successful teaching, research and administrative experience at graduate and undergraduate programs in the United States and Africa. He is author of several books and journal articles, and currently working on Political Culture, Media and State Governance, (Palgrave-MacMillan).
In 2015 – 2020 he led the Department’s staff capacity development at the University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College (FBC), coordinated and supervised five doctoral candidates who were awarded PhD in 2020.
Recently (2015), as a UNDP media consultant, he completed a comprehensive curriculum review at FBC leading to new degree programs in Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, Master of Arts (MA) in Mass Communication, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Communication and Media Studies.
Prof. M’Bayo has helped design new programs in Communication and Media Studies at the University (FBC), provided leadership in accreditation plans at Bowie State University-USA, and at the University of Lagos-Nigeria while serving respectively as Head of Department at both institutions.
- Writing for the News Media
- Research Methods
- Media in Africa
- Intercultural Communication
- Theories of Communication
- Development, Globalization and the Media
- Public Relations and Advertising
- Editorial and Critical Writing
- Feature Writing
- Communication and Media Studies
- Political Culture, Media and State Governance
- 2018: Political Culture, Media and State Governance in Sierra Leone: Exploring a Transitional Democratic State. London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan. (expected in June/July, 2018).
- 2013: Media and state governance in post conflict society. African Journalism Studies. Vol. 34:2, pp. 35-53.
- 2013 Intellectual poverty and theory building in African mass communication research. Journal of African Media
- Studies, vol. 4:2, pp. 139-155.
- 2011: Political Culture, Cultural Universals and the Crisis of Identity in African: Essays in Ethnoglobalization. New York: Mellen Press.