Assistant Professor, Department of Communications
Dr. Kehbuma Langmia teaches research and other media-related courses in the Department of Communications for Bowie State University. A graduate from the Television and Film Academy in Munich, Germany, Langmia has extensive knowledge and training in media productions and management. Since earning his PhD in mass communications and media studies from Howard University in 2006, he has written and published fiction and non-fiction books, book chapters and research articles in prominent national and international journals.
Most recently, he co-edited Media and Technology in Emerging African Democracies with Cosmas Nwokeafor, interim dean for the graduate school at Bowie State University. The book addresses the significant impact of advancement in technology and emerging African democracies. It was released in August 2010.
Among Langmia's published works are An Evil Meal of Evil (Michigan State University Press, 2009), Minorities and Video Production (Kendall Hunt publishers, 2008); The Internet and The Construction of the Immigrant Public Sphere: The Case of the Cameroonian Diaspora (University Press of America, 2007); Titabet and Takumbeng (Michigan State University Press, 2008); and Harnessing the Power of African Traditional and Modern Media Systems to Avert Conflicts in Africa-book chapter in Communication in an Era of Global Conflict (University Press of America, 2009).
His research articles have been published in the International Journal of Economic Development-Using ICT, 2006, Benton Foundation Social Science Research Council (2006) and the Journal of Black Studies (2007). Some of his books including Minorities and Video Production, co-published with Dr. Pamela O'Brien, and The Internet and the Construction of the Immigrant Public Sphere are used for the Television 1 (COMM 331) and Applied Communication Research (ORGC 738) courses. Dr. Langmia has also presented papers at national and international conferences such as NCA, 2004-2007 (Boston, Chicago); ICA, 2007 in New York and 2009 in Melbourne, Australia; AEJMC in Boston, 2009, ECA in Pittsburg, 2008, and ATWS in Ghana, 2009. In 2007, he was a fellow of the National Television Production Executive (NATPE), an opportunity which led him to complete a stint at FOX45 News station in Baltimore. He was profiled in Montclair's "Who's Who in North American Universities," 2009-2010.