Prof. Charles Okigbo is a communication professor at North Dakota State University located in Fargo, North Dakota. Prof. Okigbo’s land marks in communication education in Nigeria are quite intimidating. He has graduate communication degrees from Ohio University and Southern Illinois University, and a public policy degree from Harvard University. He also holds master’s degrees from the University of Leicester (UK), and the University of Nigeria.
Prof. Okigbo has taught mass communication on full or part time basis at the University of Nigeria, the University of Lagos, the University of Nairobi, Daystar University (Nairobi) and the University of North Dakota. He was the pioneer registrar of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and executive coordinator of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), a pan-African NGO established by UNESCO, and based at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has consulted for United Nations agencies and national governments, published in many international journals, and produced (as editor) six books in mass communication.
Prof. Okigbo’s professional interests are in advocacy, capital campaigns, fund raising, international communication, public communication and public diplomacy.
Prof. Okigbo is one of the top scholars who have continued to contribute in diverse ways to the development of communication education in Nigeria. He is noted for making research opportunities available for Nigerian scholars as a way of keeping them abreast with emerging trends in the profession.