Faculty fellow brings international legal insight to JMC

Sonya Noruwa, J.D., has joined the Journalism and Mass Communications Department as a Faculty Fellow as part of Murray State’s Diversity Development Initiative for 2016-2017. The Diversity Development Initiative is housed in the Office of the Provost.


Dr. Noruwa is a graduate of Thurgood Marshall School at Texas Southern University, Houston, with an International and Immigration Institute certification. She holds a Master of Legal Studies, Health Law LL.M., International Law LL.M. from the University of Houston, Houston, TX, where she also earned her bachelor of arts in public relations in communications.
“Dr. Noruwa is an exceptional addition to the JMC department and we welcome the opportunity to work with her as a visiting professor,” said Dr. Debbie Owens, interim department chair.

“Faculty as well as students have benefited from her public relations experience and her legal expertise in international issues.”

Owens added that Noruwa has contributed much to the department’s goal of providing JMC students with diverse perspectives on the media industry.

While at Murray State, she is teaching three undergraduate courses – contemporary mass media, international mass communications and mass media effects.

This fall, she participated in JMC’s student internship interviews and served as a judge for Organizational Communication Department’s Speech and Debate teams.

Dr. Noruwa’s international experience also includes travel to London, England, with the Southern University Law Center’s Study Abroad Program in 2013.

Next spring, Dr. Noruwa plans to present research at the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education conference.

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Posted on 05 January 2018 by jmcjournal

Categorized | Faculty/Staff