Faculty Spotlight

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Jul 2005 - Present

Associate Professor, Media Studies

Rogers State University

Courses: Global Communication, Communication Research Methods, Women and Minorities in the Media, Communication Theory, Mass Media Communication, Corporate Communication Internship, Senior Capstone, and Research Methods Design.

Aug 1999 - Mar 2002

Program Coodinator, Office of Minority Graduate Affairs

Ohio University

Responsibilities: Planned, implemented and evaluated visitation programs; Developed networking systems with personnel that identify prospective students; Managed recruitment stipend; Coordinated recruitment workshops, seminars, fairs etc. on/off campus.

1998 - 2000

Research/Production Assistant, School of Telecommunications

Ohio University

Documentary: Afrika Tusioijua (Africa the Unknown) Radio Series aired on WOUB Athens, OH.

1988 - 1999

Uncertified Teacher

Kapsengere High School

Course Taught: European and African Literature

1994 - Jul 1997

Foreign Exchange Personnel

Co-operative Bank of Kenya

Responsibility: Conducting Foreign Exchange Retail Transactions

1993 - 1994

Human Resource Personnel

Florida Group of Companies

Responsibilities: Maintenance of records and reports; planning and providing training of employees; performing hiring process of prospective employees, etc.

1993 - 1994

Research Assistant, Department of Sociology

Kenyatta University

Project Title: Correlation Between Female 8th-12th Grade Students and the School Drop-Out Rate

Publications

Evusa, J. (2015). Girls and Boys Stay in With Media. In Children’s and YA Books in the College Classroom. McFarland & Company, Inc. Jefferson, North Carolina.

The State of Children Programming in Kenya. In African Media African Children Yearbook. Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2008).

Witchy Women: Witchcraft in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and in Contemporary African Culture. In The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality (p.173-184). Emily Dial-Diver, Sally Emmons-Featherson, Jim Ford, & Carolyne Anee Taylor (Eds). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. Inc. (2008).

The Feminization of New Information Comm. Technologies (NICTs) For Socio-economic Development in Africa.

In P. T. Zeleze, & I. Kakoma (Eds.) Science and Technology in Africa. (pp. 267-291). Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press Inc. (2003).

Women as Victims and Vessels of HIV/AIDs in East Africa. TheDrum Beat, 24 (16). (July 1999).

Conferences

OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA: Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma. Title: Advantages of Weaving in Service Learning in Senior Capstone Courses (September 8, 2012).

82nd Annual Southern States Association Conference: St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. Social Media and Democratic Change (April 11- 15, 2012).

OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA: Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma. Title: A Correlation Analysis of the Extent New Social Media Has Played in Stimulating Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa (September 10, 2011).

OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA: Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma Title: African Traditions Meets Modern Information Technology: Unconventional Ways of Leapfrogging the Technological Divide (September 11, 2010).

79th Annual Southern States Association Conference: Marriot Norfolk Waterside, Norfolk, Virginia. Crossing Ideologies for Olympic: The Intercultural Dilemma of Kenya Athletes (April 1-5, 2009).

OSTCA/OSSAA/OBEA: Eastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma Title: Willglobal popular cultural products affect the diverse cultures of Anglo-Speaking African Nations? (September 13, 2008).

Slayage Conference on the Whendonverses 3: Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA. Title: Depictions of the Role and Practice of Witchcraft in Buffy and the Contemporary African Community: A Comparative Scrutiny (June 5-8, 2008).

Oklahoma Speech Theater Comm. Association (OSTCA) 2007. Nazarene University, Bethany, Okalahoma. Breaking the Culture of Silence: A Thematic and Critical Analysis of Female Genital Mutilation Debates across the Media (September 15, 2007).

The 6th Annual Global Fusion Conference: Chicago, Illinois. Are Community Telecentres a Practicable Strategy for Providing Universal Access to Marginalized Groups? A Case Study of Kenya's Huruma Community Telecentre (September 29 - October 1, 2006).

Oklahoma Speech Theater Comm. Association (OSTCA). Nazarene University, Bethany, Okalahoma. Panel Cross-Cultural Communication. Paper: Should Young Women Theorize Their Own Feminisms? A Cross Cultural Analysis of Perceptions of Women from the U.S, Africa, and the African Diaspora" (Sep. 16, 2006).

The 5th Annual Global Fusion Conference: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Panel Moderator, "Innovative Development" (September 30th 2005).

New York African Studies Association 28th Annual Conference: Eastern Connecticut State University. Engaging Africana Studies: Production, Control and Dissemination of Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora: The Impact of Cyber-culture and Information Technology (April 16-17, 2004).

Technology and Development Symposium: Centerfor African Studies and the College of Engineering, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Panel: ICT and Governance.  Paper: The Feminization of New Information Communication Technologies for Socio-Economic Empowerment (April 25-28, 2001).

The Children of the World Risk and Hope Conference: Center for African Studies, Ohio University. Panel: The Children and Media. Paper: Alternative Initiatives to Female Genital Mutilation (April 5-8, 2001).

The Internet and National Cultures: Problems and Prospects:  Center for African Studies, Ohio State University, Panel: The Cyberspace.  Paper: African Women NGOs Demystifying ICTs for Socio-economic empowerment (June, 1-3, 2000).

AEJMC: International Media 2000:  Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism.  Panel: Issues in Electronic Age, Paper: African Women and the Internet: A Uses and Gratifications Study (March 10 - 11, 2000).

National Comm. Association, Chicago:  Panel: "Girl Cultures: The Globalization of Popular Culture" Paper: The impact of Mass Media: Growing up in Kenya.  (November 4-7, 1999).

19th Annual National Model, Organization of African Unity: Howard University Blackburn Center Washington, D.C.  Panel: Social Commission.  Paper: The Plight of Refugees in Africa (March 4-7, 1998).

Service to the Institution and Community

Chair: Oklahoma Speech & Theater Communication Association (OSTCA) Awards Committee (2011-2012), Faculty Development Plan Committee (2007 - 2011), School of Liberal Art Program Review Committee (April-May, 2009).

Department Representative: University Assessment Committee (since 2010), Institutional Review Board Committee (IRB) (2006- 2012), Organized Research Grant (since 2007)

Committee Member: School of Liberal Arts Faculty Awards Committee (2012-2013), General Education Forum (2012), RSU Self-Study (2013), Multicultural Committee: (since 2009), Martin Luther King (MLK) Task Force (since 2005), Diversity Task Force (since 2008), RSU Public Television Community Advisory Board (since 2006), Member, RSU Study Abroad Initiative (since 2008)

Faculty Mentor: Student Research Projects (since 2006), Senior Capstone Department of English & Humanities (spring 09).

Senior Capstone Director: Department of Communications (since 2006).

Faculty Adviser/Sponsor: RSU's International Student Union (ISU) (since 2005)

Search Committees: Spanish Instructor Screening Committee (November, 2012), Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Search Committee (June, 2010), Greg Kuntz Endowed Chair of Communications Search Committee (June - July 2010).