Tewodros (Teddy) Workneh, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of global communication at Kent State University. Before joining Kent State, Workneh worked as a postdoctoral fellow for the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. He also served as a lecturer for the Department of English Language and Literature at Arba Minch University in Ethiopia.
Workneh graduated with a Bachelor of Education in English from Debub University in Ethiopia in 2004 and earned a Master of Arts in journalism and communication from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in 2007. In 2014, he went on to earn his doctoral degree in media studies with a concentration in international communication from the University of Oregon.
During Kent State’s Fall 2016 semester, Workneh taught two undergraduate courses: Communication Theory (COMM 25902) and Communication Research Methods (COMM 30000).
While Workneh’s research is focused on international communication and global media, he believes it is important for research to be interdisciplinary for a robust scholastic experience. His current research target includes African diaspora communities, specifically communities from his home country of Ethiopia. The east coast has a large African diaspora community, and Workneh finds his move to Kent State as strategically important to foster his research goals. Workneh also looks at information communication technology and its effects on everyday users.
Ph.D.- School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oregon, Eugene, M.A.- School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa , B.Ed.- Department of English, Debub University, Dilla
Communication Studies, Government Surveillance, african diaspora
International Association for Media and Communication Research, International Communication Association, International Sustainable Development Research, Pan-African Community Radio Conference, Society for International Development, The International Clearinghouse on Youth, Children and Media