outreach projects related to civic engagement, health and economic
well being. Chike earned his Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication
from the University of Iowa, 1994 and has served as a rural communication
adviser for a variety of international development projects funded
by the United Nations and the United States Agency for International
||Chike Anyaegbunam is
an Assistant Professor in the Integrated Strategic Communication
program of the UK School of Journalism and Telecommunications,
and the Director of Research for the Citizen Kentucky Project.
He teaches public relations, communication theories and research.
specializes in designing communication strategies and media
for rural community
He is currently conducting applied communication research with various
organizations, including Appalshop/WMMT Mountain Radio and Appalachia
Cancer Network, in several funded community-based projects to improve
living conditions and health in rural areas of Appalachian Kentucky.
He was the 1992-93 editor of the Journal of Communication Inquiry
and is the lead author of a book on participatory rural communication
research. He has also contributed chapters on participatory rural
communication research to two books published by Cornell University,
USA, and Guelph University, Canada.