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Dominique Harrison, Ph.D.

Degrees and background: 

Dominique Harrison graduated in May 2014 with her Ph.D. student in the Mass Communication and Media Studies program at Howard University. She earned her M.A. in media studies from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has taught History of Broadcasting and Film in the Radio, Television and Film Department, and Introduction to Mass Communications in the Department of Journalism at Howard University. She has also taught Organizational Communication at Trinity Washington University. In August 2013, she received the Barrow Minority Doctoral Student Scholarship from The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at its Conference in Washington, DC. The award honors the late Professor Lionel C. Barrow, Jr. of Howard University, in recognition of his pioneering efforts in support of minority education in journalism and mass communication. Harrison was chosen from a field of highly qualified candidates on the basis of her capacity for and record of making significant contributions to communication theory and methodology.

Personal statement: 

My research interests focus on development communication and social change, and information and communication technology (ICT) policy in relation to women’s advancement. Communication for development and social change involves the use of communication processes and technologies to achieve development goals. It is a process of freedom from oppression for the purpose of social change through the use of media and communication technologies.