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SJMC Monday Memo | July 20, 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Congratulations, Dr. Adae!

Eric Adae, who will be joining the SJMC faculty this fall as assistant professor, last week successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Oregon. The title of his dissertation is “Beyond Corporate Profits: Reminiscing the Future of CEO Activism in Ghana.”

Dr. Adae hails from Ghana in West Africa, where he earned both undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Ghana. He was a media and communications consultant for 10 years in Ghana, with expertise in public relations, advertising, brand development and management, event management and strategic change communication. He aims to be recognized as a leading media/communication scholar and consultant of African origin, with specializations in corporate sociopolitical involvement, critical public relations, strategy-as-practice, Africapitalism and Africonsciousness, feminism and masculinity, and development communication.

Dr. Adae will teach in both the SJMC undergraduate and graduate programs. We look forward to welcoming him to the SJMC family next month!

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