Education Background: 
B.A. 1975, University of Nigeria
M.A. 1989, University of Iowa
Ph.D. 1994, University of Iowa
Specialty Areas: 
Public Relations
Participatory Communication
International Communication
Health Communication
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Chike Anyaegbunam, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication in the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information. He is also the Director of the Dissemination and Implementation Sciences Consortium (DISC). Chike teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, communication theory, communication research and participatory communication. He specializes in the design of participatory communication and public engagement strategies for various types of clients. He has served as a communication and public affairs adviser for a variety of national and international projects funded by the Pfizer and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) through the Appalachian Cancer Network, UNICEF, World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CDC, Department of Energy (DOE) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Awards received: 

University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information Faculty Community Service Award (2013)

University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research grant acquisition (2004-2013)

University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information Faculty Research Award (2005)

University of Kentucky Special Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (2005)

AEJMC Top Faculty Paper Award for Civic Journalism at the 87th AEJMC conference held in Toronto, Canada, August (2004)

University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for Teaching (1993)

John F. Murray Doctoral Dissertation Award University of Iowa (1993)

C.J. Nelson Memorial Award for outstanding service as the editor Journal of Communication Inquiry. University of Iowa (1993)

Member, Kappa Tau Alpha: U.S. National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication (1992)

Best Student Paper Award, American Broadcasting Education Association (BEA) Annual Convention, Las Vegas (1991)

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