Dr. Matt Mogekwu is Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department in the Park
Prior to coming to Ithaca, Matt taught at Bowie State University, Maryland. Before then he had
been faculty member and administrator at universities in South Africa, Swaziland, Sierra Leone and
Dr. Mogekwu earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater; his Master of Arts degree in Communications from the Michigan State University;
and his Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism at Indiana
University, Bloomington, Indiana.
His research has focused on media and peace building; international communication; press
freedom and sustainable development in Africa and capacity building for media practitioners in
He is a member of the International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR),
Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the African Studies
Association (ASA), International Peace Research Association (IPRA), and the World Association for
Christian Communication (WACC).
Dr. Mogekwu still plays some cricket and loves watching soccer, basketball and