Kehbuma Langmia, Ph.D.

Professor|Incoming Chair|Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Kehbuma Langmia is a Fullbright Scholar/Professor and Chair in the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communication, School of Communications, Howard University. A graduate from the Mass Communication and Media Studies Program at Howard University in 2006, Dr. Langmia has extensive knowledge and expertise in Information Communication Technology (ICT), Intercultural/International Communication and Social Media. Since earning his PhD in Mass Communications and Media Studies from Howard University in 2006, he has over 22 publications in the form of books, book chapters and research articles in prominent national and international journals.

He regularly gives keynote speeches on Information Communication Technology and Social Media in prominent national and international universities, including the Library of Congress, the National Intelligence University (Department of Defense, USA) and National Defense University (Department of Defense, USA); Morgan State University (Maryland, USA); Bowie State University (Maryland, USA); Melbourne University (Australia); Buea University (Cameroon), Madras Institute of Technology, (India); ICT University, (Cameroon) and Covenant University (Nigeria) and Temple University. He leads the Information Communication Technology Doctoral Consortium annually (under the ictforafrica.org conferences and seminars) throughout Africa.

His most recent book “Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice” which he co-edited and authored two chapters in it has been published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2014. This book has been adopted by some universities in the United States that have begun offering social media courses. The other, titled “Media Role in Changing Africa’s Electoral Processes” still published by Rowman and Littlefield, 2014 has been adopted by some universities. Additionally, his most recent research articles include: Cultural and rhetorical traditions of communication within African/Black Thinking Co-authored with Aitza Haddad in the International Communication Gazette, August 2015, 77 (5), 487-499; Coping with smart phone distractions in a college classroom co-authored with Amy Glass of Johns Hopkins University published in the winter 2014 issue of Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication Journal. The other is Debunking the truth through a video documentary published in the Fall 2014 of Journal of Third World Studies.

Other publications include: “Moving the sign post? Resolving inter-village rivalry through a form of communication” in C. Onwumechili & I. Ndolo’s book edition published by Rowman and Littlefield, Lexington books, 2013; “The secret weapon of globalization: China’s activities in sub-Saharan Africa” in the Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. 28 (2), 2011; “Globalization and traditional cultures” in St. Armand, Kirk & O. Bolanle’s edited book “Globalization and Digital Divide, published by Cambria Press, New York, 2011; “Media and Technology in Emerging African Democracies” with Cosmas Nwokeafor, published by the University Press of America, 2010.

Kehbuma Langmia, Ph.D.
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