Ezumah garners Carnegie Fellowship

Dr. Bellarmine (Bella) Ezumah is a recipient of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, part of the Scholar Exchanges Division of the Institute of International Education (IIE).

She will spend 90 days at the Uganda Martyrs University in Kampala, Uganda, developing a new communication program that focuses on pastoral communication, as well as the more traditional sequences of journalism, advertising, public relations and broadcast. Ezumah will equally assist in recruiting and mentoring faculty for this new program.

Ezumah is an associate professor of communication and media studies with the JMC department.

The selection was based on several criteria including the academic qualification and field experiences of the applicant/scholar, quality of the proposed project and its feasibility and appropriateness to the host institution’s needs. Also considered was local, regional and international impact of the proposed project and potential for collaboration between the host institution and the scholar’s institution. Additionally, the applicant is required to be an African-born scholar working at an accredited higher institution in the United States or Canada.

A Frederick Douglass Scholar and a recipient of National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement grant at Howard University, Ezumah joined Murray State in 2011 and has published over 22 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and conference proceedings.

She has shared her work at more than 23 conferences in Greece, Nigeria, Jamaica, the United States and Canada and was also selected last summer to participate in the Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.

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