College of Management and Technology
Dr. KenZoe Brian J. Selassie-Okpe is an incredibly talented and dynamic critical theories research scholar and professor, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker as well as nonprofit resource development officer, communications consultant, and public servant professional. As a critical theories research scholar and professor, Dr. Selassie-Okpe specializes in intercultural rhetoric, African American rhetoric, cultural centricities, sociolinguistics, organizational communication and behavior, Africana womanism and literary tradition, and nonverbal communication. He has developed critical research focused on Black life dynamics within HipHop, Africana womanism, and African cultural traditions as they respectively intersect American and Nigerian popular culture's mass media. He is the theoretical conceptualizer of Yurugu Rhetoric: Psychopathy and Savagery and has over 15-years of collegiate teaching experience. He will serve as a faculty member within Walden University's communications degree program(s) and will begin his tenure teaching Communications Theories.
Dr. Selassie-Okpe earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Communication and Culture from Howard University, a Master of Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, Master of Public Administration from Walden University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mount Union. He is a 2016-2017 Fulbright-Hays scholarship recipient and currently serves as the Dean of Liberal Arts in his full-time position. Recently, he has served as editor of 400 Years of Witnessing, and has peer-reviewed journal and book chapter publications.