Folu Ogundimu Ph.D.

Folu Ogundimu

Associate Professor

  • Journalism
(517) 353-6459


Dr. Folu Ogundimu is a professor in the School of Journalism and the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University, East Lansing. At MSU, Dr. Ogundimu teaches courses on international journalism and media globalization, broadcasting, health communication and documentary research in journalism and mass communication.

He was the director and principal investigator of the WHO Nigeria polio communications project (2010-11). He is co-editor of Media and Democracy in Africa (2002; 2003); and issue editor of the journal of African Rural and Urban Studies, (1997). He served as Faculty Excellence Advisor for the College of Communication Arts & Sciences (2009-12) and is Chair of the African Studies Center Advisory Committee.

He is a Member of the Center for Health and Risk Communication, the African Studies Core Faculty, and the Center for Advanced Study of International Development. Prof. Ogundimu is an advisor to Freedom House (NY) and the African Capacity Building Foundation (Tanzania).

He was a Senior Research Associate for Afrobarometer and the Center for Democracy and Development, Ghana; Research Associate for the Globalization Research Center on Africa, UCLA; and Visiting Professor at the University of Lagos, Nigeria (2008). He previously served as a consultant to the USAID, (Zambia, 1995), and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (Ethiopia (2002, 2003).


Chair, African Studies Advisory Committee Member, Center for Health and Risk Communication; Member, African Studies Core Faculty Member, Center for Advanced Study of International Development Member, African-African-American Studies Core Faculty Advisor, Freedom House (NY) Advisor, African Capacity Building Foundation (Arusha, Tanzania)

Research and Teaching

African media, democracy, and governance; health communications and media; press and politics; media globalization; political communication; international journalism and broadcasting.

Research Centers and Labs

Health and Risk Communication Center

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd., Room 384
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University