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Vibert C. Cambridge


Schoonover Center 334

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication for Social Change
  • International Communication
  • Entertainment-Education in the African diaspora in the Americas
  • Broadcasting and the Caribbean diaspora in the United States

Professor Cambridge teaches courses in communication for social change and international communication in the School of Media Arts and Studies. His current research focuses on music in 20th century Guyana.

 He has published several books, book chapters, and journal articles. Among his publications are: “Milestones in communication and national development. In Y. Kamalipour (Ed.), Global Communication (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Thompson Learning (2006), Immigration, diversity and broadcasting in the United States, 1990-2001. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press (2005), ”Writings on Guyanese music 2003–2004. Black Praxis (Special edition.). Athens, OH: Department of African American Studies (2004), “This history has to respond to these rhythms: Notes on music and Guyanese history.” The Arts Journal, 1(2), 62–72 (2005), “Evolution of mass communication: Mass communication and sustainable futures.” The Encyclopedia of life support systems. Paris: UNESCO (2003), “The rehabilitation of “failed states”: Eritrea as a beta-site for distance education technologies.” In The Commonwealth of Learning, Educational technology 2000: A global vision for open and distance learning (pp. 325–337). Vancouver: The Commonwealth of Learning (1997), International Afro Mass Media. Westport, CT: Greenwood (1996).

 He has also presented his research at conferences in Barbados, Canada, Eritrea, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Malaysia South African, and Turkmenistan.

 Professor Cambridge has received awards and recognitions from the Guyana Folk Festival for outstanding contribution to Guyana’s culture and heritage (2005), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Ohio University Chapter (2005), A Netherlands Entertainment-Education Foundation (NEEF), Amsterdam (2000).

 Professor Cambridge has served as Associate Director, School of Telecommunications (1993-1995), Director, Communication and Development Studies (1996-2000), and Chair, Department of African American Studies (2000-2006).

 Ph.D. Mass Communication, Ohio University
 M.A. International Relations (Communication and Development), Ohio University
 Intermediate and Part II Final Diploma in Public Administration, South-West London College, London, England