Director of Public Relations

Blessing Ekene Okafor is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication. She is from Nigeria. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Nigeria), a master’s degree in English Language from the University of Lagos, (Nigeria) and a second master’s degree in Communication Studies at North Dakota State…

Blessing Ekene Okafor is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication. She is from Nigeria. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Nigeria), a master’s degree in English Language from the University of Lagos, (Nigeria) and a second master’s degree in Communication Studies at North Dakota State University. Her research in organizational communication explores topics related to workplace communication, organizational dissent, organizational culture, and power. She explores the various expressions of dissent and how employees can effectively communicate in both social and cultural context. As a teaching assistant, Blessing has years of experience teaching Public Speaking. Outside of her research and teaching, Blessing is passionate about leadership, she previously served as her departmental representative to GPC, and she received the GPC 2021 general assembly member award. She is the vice president of Mizzou 2. She served as a Deaton advisory board member for the Deaton Institute, Student employee advisory board member for MU career center. She is also a Graduate Scholar of Excellence Mentor for the MU Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. She is the current Director of Public Relations (gpc.communication@missouri.edu )

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