Professor, Editor, and Blogger in Kennesaw, Georgia
Dr. Farooq Kperogi is a communication scholar, newspaper columnist, journalist, blogger, grammar enthusiast and author of Glocal English: The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English in a Global World.
He received his B.A. in Mass Communication (with a minor in English and Political Science) from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, where he won the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Prize for the Best Graduating Student.
After his undergraduate education, he worked at different times as a reporter, staff writer, features editor, and news editor at different Nigerian news magazines and newspapers. He later left journalism to work as a researcher/speech writer at the (Nigerian) President’s office for two years.
While working as a newspaper journalist in Kaduna he was an adjunct lecturer in journalism at the Kaduna Polytechnic. He later took a full-time lecturer position at the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria before proceeding to the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA, where he earned his M.S. in Communication (with a minor in English) and won the Outstanding Master’s Student in Communication award.
At Georgia State University’s Department of Communication where he earned his Ph.D. in Communication and taught journalism for 5 years, he also won the “Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies Award,” the top Ph.D. student prize. He was the Managing Editor of the Atlanta Review of Journalism History, a refereed academic journal, and was Associate Director of Research at Georgia State University’s Center for International Media Education.
In April 2014, he was honored as the Oustanding Alumnus of the University of Louisiana's Department of Communication.
He is currently an Associate Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media at Kennesaw State University, Georgia’s third largest and fastest-growing university located in Kennesaw, a suburb of Atlanta. He writes two widely read weekly newspaper columns published in his “Notes From Atlanta” blog