- More than 14 years working experience in global issues, civic engagement, media analysis, international communications, student advising, and diversity and inclusion.
- Expert in organizing and building strong partnerships with community stakeholders, university leadership, and government.
- Accomplished in event management and facilitation, administration, and program evaluation.
- Ph.D. Mass Communications with a minor in International Communications, Penn State University
- M.A. Communication Studies with a minor in Production, Baylor University
- B.A. Foreign Service and Telecommunications, Baylor University
Consultant and Senior Editor, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria
Serves as consultant and senior editor for the production of reports and communications focused on agricultural resilience in Nigeria. Provides strategic media relations and planning to ensure broad outreach to the widest possible number of stakeholders and communities of interest.
Senior Academic Evaluation and Assessment Specialist, Information Technology Services. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Contracted to perform program assessment for the campus central IT organization. Designed and conducted research and evaluation of the 2011 UNC Academic Plan, produced a formal report, communicated results to campus leadership. Conducted interviews and surveys with a wide range of campus stakeholders including administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Assistant Professor, Communications and Global Studies. Elon University, Elon, NC. Courses taught include Communications in a Global Society; African Film; Media & Culture; The Global Experience; and Volunteerism, Social Justice and Civic Engagement in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina. Advised students, served as a faculty advisor to student-led diversity group, served as inaugural chair of the School of Communications Diversity Committee. Published, presented, and was awarded grants (see below).
Visiting Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
Courses taught included International Communications and US History and Culture.
Lecturer, Media Studies. Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Courses taught included undergraduate and graduate level courses titled: The Art of Cinema, International Mass Communication, Mass Media and the Public, and World Media Systems. Advised students.
Research Assistant, Media Studies. Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Assisted professors with undergraduate courses including World Communication Systems, The Art of Cinema, and Women and Minorities in the Media.
Editorial Assistant, Media Studies. Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Provided editorial assistance for The Journal of Electronic and Broadcast Media.
Film Production Associate. Various production companies, Hollywood, CA.
Managed and coordinated overall production process including activities of the film crew, talent and artists. Employers included: Black and White TV Productions, Power Films, Kolbico Productions, and I.O.U.1. Productions.
Instructor, Video Production Methods. Baylor University, Waco, TX.
Taught undergraduate video production course, Introduction to Video Production Methods.
- Kiva, Micro-loans (2007-Present)
- Volunteer, Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, Washington, DC (2007)
- Volunteer, Hurricane Katrina Clean-up/Recovery (2005-2008)
Eke, C. (2010). Global Media and Global News: A Guide to Decoding and Analyzing Information in Understanding the Global Experience. Pearson.
Eke, C. (2008). Darfur: coverage of a genocide by three major US TV networks on their evening news. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 4(3).
Eke, C. (2008). Elon Has Not Forgotten the Gulf Coast. Greensboro’s News and Record, 3/6/08, Greensboro, NC.
Eke, C. (2007). Teaching Diversity in the Classroom: More Important than Ever. AEJMC Cultural and Critical Studies Newsletter.
Eke, C. (2007) Making a Difference: Service Learning Post-Hurricane Katrina. A documentary submitted to BEA 2007 Film Festival competition.
Eke, C. (2006). Journalists in Peril. AEJMC Cultural and Critical Studies Newsletter.
- $4,000 Service learning grant awarded by Project Pericles to teach “Volunteerism, Civic Engagement and Social Justice in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina (2007).
- $400 Grant awarded for participating in Interdisciplinary Committee on Course-based Alcohol Education Workshop and including the topic in JCM 315: Media and Culture course (2007).
- $1,800 Grant awarded by the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) to host the Tournées French Film Festival at Elon University (2006).
Moderator, Question and Answer Session with Jonathan Alter, Newsweek & MSNBC. Elon University Fall Forum. Elon, NC. September 8, 2008.
Moderator, State of the Division. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) convention. Chicago, IL. August 5 - 9, 2008.
Presenter, Using the Global Experience: How Faculty at Elon University Engage Students in the Study of Global Issues. Global Studies Conference, Chicago, IL. May 16-18, 2008.
Presenter, International News: How It Is Received Worldwide. The Amazing PR Race: International Communications. 2008 PRSSA Regional Activity Conference, Elon University. Elon, NC. March 1, 2008.
Participant, 2007 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Mid-Winter Conference Strategic Planning Meeting, St. Louis, MO. December 1-2, 2007.
Moderator, 2008 Political Season: How Journalists/Networks are Preparing to Cover It and What Journalism Educators Should Know About those Plans. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Convention, Washington, DC. August 9-12, 2007.
Presenter, Darfur: International Neglect and News Media Silence in the Face of Genocide. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Convention, San Francisco, CA. August 2-5, 2006.
Discussant, Responding to Crisis, Containing Dissent: Press Coverage of Iraq and Iran. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Convention, San Francisco, CA. August 2-5, 2006.
Participant, 2006 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Mid-Winter Conference Strategic Planning Meeting, New Orleans, LA. December 1-2, 2006.
Presenter, Volunteerism, social justice and civic engagement in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Service Learning Symposium, Western Carolina University. Cullowhee, NC. June 8, 2006.
Presenter, C-SPAN, See White: A Critical Analysis of Washington Journal Guests. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Convention, San Antonio, TX. August 10-13, 2005.
Discussant, International Explorations and Global Implications. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Convention, San Antonio, TX. August 10-13, 2005.
Keynote Speaker, International Week, Texas Women’s University. Dallas, TX. November 4, 2004.
Participant, Summer Institute on International Affairs, World Affairs Council, Washington, DC. June 28-July 2, 2004.
Presenter, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and the New York Times Narrative of HIV/AIDS in Africa: a Continuum of “Ideologeme of Imperial Contagion” or a Coincidence? Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Convention, Miami, FL. August 8, 2002.
Panelist, International Media, Health, and Culture. Intercultural Communications Association. Miami, FL. February 21, 2002.MEMBERSHIPS
Head, Cultural & Critical Studies Division of the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC; 2007-2008)
Member, Council of Divisions, AEJMC (2007-2008)
Vice-Head & Program Chair, Cultural & Critical Studies Division of AEJMC (2006-2007)
Secretary, Cultural & Critical Studies Division of AEJMC (2005-2006)
Chair, Diversity Committee, School of Communications, Elon University (2007-2008)
Graham Fellow, Penn State University (1997-2000)
President, African Students Association, Penn State University (1996-1997)
Vice President, Graduate Students in Communication, Penn State University (1995-1996)
International Communications Association (ICA)
Intercultural Communications Conference (ICC)
Elon University Committees
- Chair, School of Communications Diversity Committee (2007-2009)
- School of Communications Representative for D.E.E.P Impact, Multi-Cultural Center (2007-2009)
- African, African-American Studies Advisory Board (2004-2009)
- Faculty Research & Development Committee (2006-2008)
- Isabella Cannon Center for International Studies Advisory Board (2006-2008)
- School of Communications Fellows Committee (2006-2007)
- Faculty Adviser for E Pluribus Unum (a student group that focuses on issues of diversity and communications)