Acting Dean, School of Media and Communication

Dr Ngozi Okpara

Ngozi Okpara PhD (Senior Lecturer) teaches Professional Ethics in Media and Communication, Media, Human Person and Society, and Human Communication theory and practice at the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria; she has a background in media and communication and educational psychology. She studied at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Pan- Atlantic University, Lagos.

Ngozi Okpara was the former Director of GfK Center for Marking and Social Research and HoD Mass Media and Writing, School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.

Dr. Okpara’s teaching philosophy is centred on how to equip students in becoming critical thinkers and ethical human persons.  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 working and group discussions.

Her research and consultancy are in the areas of media and communication ethics, media and society and human communication particularly media and communication in a changing world with the 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, verbal and nonverbal communication of deception in the era of social media, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and robotics, and how these issues affect human personhood, dignity and work in our world today. She has attended various local and international conferences in the areas of Media and Communication. 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 & Ethics of Communication Working Group, Madrid 2019 Conference

Dr. Okpara is a member of many social and professional associations such as Catholic Women Organization, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), etc.