Dr James Kiwanuka-Tondo

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Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo has taught numerous courses including Communication Research Methods, Communication Campaigns, Intercultural/International Communication, Public Relations Applications (PR Campaigns), Media Effects, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, and Feature Writing.

James Kiwanuka-Tondo, Ph.d., (NCSU) is an Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Public Relations program in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University, and Director of International Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a member of the NC State Faculty Senate and President-Elect of Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Relations, Eta Chapter of North Carolina State University. His main area of research is health communication campaigns with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS. His major contribution to the area has been the building of the first ever quantitative model of relationships between organizational factors, campaign planning, and campaign execution variables. He has also studied the influence of HIV/AIDS public policy statements on the behaviors and beliefs of people of South Africa, as well as on the organizations and preventive strategies to reduce HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Dr. Kiwanuka-Tondo received the award for Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the Year, Department of Communication, 2007/2008; the Advocacy Award for Promoting the Presence of African Americans at North Carolina State University 2007/2008; and the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher  Spring 2007, Department of Communication, North Carolina State University. He also received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award 1999, from Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, University of Connecticut. He has been a principal investigator on several research grants and has authored several publications and conference papers. He is a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar, and a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, as well as the British Commonwealth Technical Scholarship.

Teaching and Research Interests

His research interest is health communication campaigns, especially the AIDS campaigns. Dr. Kiwanuka-Tondo was awarded a grant worth $20,000 from the John M. Lloyd Foundation to study the effectiveness of the Uganda campaigns. He has received several grants from the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the British Council, UNESCO, the University of Connecticut, and North Carolina State University.

 

Publications

His work has been published in the Journal of Health Communication, among others.