Dr. Baruti Kopano

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Title: 
Associate Professor and Chair
Office Location: 
CC 328
Phone: 
(443) 885-3659
Email: 
baruti.kopano@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D. - Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
MS - Radio, Television, Film, Syracuse University
BS -  Telecommunications, Morgan State University

Education:

Ph.D. - Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
MS - Radio, Television, Film, Syracuse University
BS -  Telecommunications, Morgan State University

Dr. Baruti N. Kopano recently co-edited Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).  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. 

Dr. Kopano has held several positions in commercial and noncommercial radio as an announcer and producer. He received funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in 2013 to launch New Visions, New Voices to provide a series of short and long form programming aimed at providing more diverse voices to public media utilizing a variety of distribution formats including public radio, the web, social media and mobile devices.   New Visions, New Voices' "Moments of the Movement: Civil Rights and Change in America" won the National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Award Radio-Public Affairs Segment.

Research Interests: Popular culture, Black masculinity, and African Americans in the radio industry.

Teaching Interests: Radio station operations and management, media law and ethics, mass media effects.