Dr. Enyonam Osei-Hwere

Enyonam Osei-Hwere, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Media Communication

Office: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex 265
Phone: 806-651-2411

Professional Profile

Dr. Osei-Hwere joined the Department of Communication July 2008 as an assistant professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. She received a Ph.D. in mass communication from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She also received a master's in international affairs with emphasis in communication and development from Ohio University. Her bachelor’s degree in publishing studies is from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana, West Africa.

Teaching and Related Service

Mass communication and journalism courses are the primary areas of specialization for Dr. Osei-Hwere. She currently teaches Mass Communication Ethics, Introduction to Journalism, Media Law and Introduction to Mass Communication for undergraduate students; and teaches Seminar in Public Communication, Global Media and Media for Social Change in the graduate program. She also served as the instructor of record for the School of Media Arts and Studies and University College at Ohio University teaching Popular Culture, Exploring Globalization in the Developing World and World Broadcasting Systems. She has also taught special topics in education and developed two courses titled Media for Social Change and Children’s Media Globalization. She has more than 15 years of academic and professional experience in teaching, advising, student affairs administration and training. Dr. Osei-Hwere is the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication. 

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Osei-Hwere’s research interests include international communication, media globalization, entertainment education, women and children’s media issues, world broadcasting systems as well as communication development and social change. Her dissertation analyzes the political and economic factors that influence the diversity of television content and programming available to children in Ghana. The dissertation is one of the few that examine children’s media in Africa. Dr. Osei-Hwere is the co-editor for the forthcoming 2009 Year Book for the UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media which also features Dr. Osei-Hwere’s co-authored article on the “State of Children’s Media in Africa.” She has also co-authored and written articles about Nollywood and Nigeria Video Films, HIV and Aids Advocacy, Street Children and Emerging Families, African Media and African children and Media for Social Change.