Baruti  Kopano

Department Chair


PhD - Rhetoric and Linguistics; Indiana University of Pennsylvania

MS - Television/Radio/Film; Syracuse University

BS - Telecommunications; Morgan State University

Baruti N. Kopano, Ph.D. is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Multiplatform Production at Morgan State University, where he teaches courses in mass media law; African American rhetoric and communication, and radio station operations, management, programming, and finance.  Before joining the Morgan faculty in 2005, he was an associate professor of mass communications and co-director of the Black Studies Program at Delaware State University.  

Kopano received the Bachelor of Science degree in telecommunications from Morgan State University, the Master of Science degree in television/radio/film from Syracuse University, and the doctor of philosophy degree in rhetoric and linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

He has held several positions in commercial and noncommercial radio as an announcer, newscaster, copywriter and producer.  His research interests include African Americans and popular culture, Black masculinity, and African Americans in the radio industry.   He has been published in several journals and has edited three books.