Ngozi Okpara, Ph.D. (Associate Professor), teaches professional ethics in media and communication, media, the human person and society, and human communication theory and practice at the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. She was the former Director of the GfK Center for Marketing and Social Research and is currently the Acting Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.
Dr. Okpara’s teaching philosophy is centered on how to equip students to become critical thinkers and ethical human beings. Beyond this philosophy, she views the classroom as a collaborative space, in which students are able to build understandings and generate new ethical questions through individual presentations, work, and group discussions. Her research areas are communication ethics, media and society, and human communication, particularly media and communication in a changing world with inherent challenges affecting the dignity of the human person. She is also interested in the discourse of ethics of digital media, particularly the impact of digital media literacy on human communication, including verbal and nonverbal communication of deception in the era of social media, and how these issues affect human personhood, and dignity.
Her publications have appeared in reputable local and international peer-reviewed journals. Her paper won the best research paper award at the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Ethics of Society and Ethics of Communication Working Group, Madrid 2019 Conference.
Professional Ethics in Media and Communication, Media, Human Person and Society, and Human Communication theory and practice