OKON, Dr. Godwin Bassey

B.A, M.A Ph.D; university teacher, administrator, b: October 11,1968; Place: Mbaise; ht: Oku-Iboku; LGA: Itu; State: Akwa Ibom; Married: Florence Nodinim Obi; nc: two daughters; EDUCATION: Cameroon Barracks Primary School, Aba, 1974-80; Government College, Umuahia,1980-85;University of Cross River State, Uyo, 1986-90; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1991-93; University of Uyo, 1998-04; CAREER: Advertisement Executive, Champion Newspaper,1993; Client Service Executive, Rock Forte Advertising Agency, Lagos, 1993; Government House Reporter, Office of the Military Govemor, Calalwi, NYSC, 1990-91; Editor, Rivers Investment Journal, 1995: Media Consultant, Media Progetti, 1995-97;Instructor, Academics,International Institute of Journalism, since 1998; Academic Staff, Dept. of Mass Communication, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt, since 1994; Senior Lecturer/Head of Dept, Mass Communication, since 2009; External Examiner/Assessor, Bayelsa College of Arts and Science, since 2004; In-house Socio-Political Analyst to Silverbird Rhythm 93.7, Port Harcourt; Academic Staff(parttime) Dept. of Linguistic and CommunicationStudies, University of PortHarcourt, since 2007; Coordinator, CCE Mass Communication, 2002-08; mm; Nigeria Union of Journalists; Nigerian Institute of Public Relations; ah: Placed on Faculty Honours Roll for 1988-89 Session; Most Distinguished Alumnus, University of Uyo, 2005; Chess Silver Medalist Graduate Students' Union Sports Competition, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1992; Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Dept of Communication Arts, University of Uyo, 2005; h: Best Performing Lecturer Award by the Dept. of Mass Communication Students Association, 2007; 5* Distinguished Nation Builders Merit Award, 2008 by Complete Success Magazine; Publications: Marketing Foundations for Advertising and Public Relations, HDX Communications, Lagos, 1998; Basic Dimensions in Mass Communication, HDX Communications, Lagos, 1998;Promotional Strategies: Advertising and Sales Promotion, JesoNigeria, Oweni, 2004;"Effective Communication of Work", Seminar paper presented at Workshop organized by the State Schools' Board, 1995;"Career Prospects in Mass Communication, Paper Presented on Career Day Organized by Army Day Secondary School, 1994; "Dynamics of Fertilizer Production and Distribution in Nigeria", paper presented at a workshop in NAFCON, 1998; Promoting Small Scale Business in Nigeria Through Effective Public Relations and Advertising, Journal of Investment and Management Studies,Vol. 1No.l Sept-Dec, 1999;The Socio-Economic Dynamics of Media Ownership and Management in Nigeria, Journal of Investment and Management Studies, Vol.1 No.2, Jan-June, 2000; The Print Media and HIV/AIDS Campaign in Nigeria: A Content Analysis, Nigerian Business Review,Vol.1,2001;Creating Bias Through Lying with Statistics:The Researcher's Moral Burden,Journal of Business Studies, Vol.2, No.l, 2005; hob: chess, reading, listening to music,scrabble; off: Dept. of Mass Communication, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt; pha: 20,Deeper Life Road, Ozuboko-Ama, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; e-m: [email protected].
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