69 / 100

Mr. Essien Oku Essien | Media Studies Award | Young Scientist Award

Essien Oku Essien at Drexel University, United States


Mr. Essien Oku Essien is a dedicated researcher and doctoral candidate at Drexel University, specializing in the intersection of communication and technology. With a strong foundation in Mass Communication from the University of Cross River State, he has made significant contributions to his field through numerous publications and presentations. His work is driven by a passion for exploring how digital innovations shape modern communication landscapes and addressing applied communication challenges in various contexts.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Applied Communications, Drexel University (Expected June 2028)

BSc. in Mass Communication, University of Cross River State (January 2022)

  • First Class Honors

🏢 Professional Experience:

Mr. Essien Oku Essien is currently a Doctoral Research Fellow at Drexel University, a position he has held since 2023. In this role, he authored a successful research proposal for the AAAS and secured funding from both Drexel University’s Office of Research and Innovation and the Ph.D. Travel Grant from the College of Arts and Science. He has delivered nine presentations (eight solo and one collaborative) at various conferences and guest lectures at Drexel University. His contributions to academia include 12 journal articles, two special studies, two books, two abstract collaborations, one folio, and one book chapter. Additionally, he chaired and moderated a virtual session at the 7th International Media and Communication Conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and peer-reviewed four research manuscripts for journals published by the Common Grounds Research Network at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Previously, Mr. Essien served as a Research Consultant at Real Plexus Education Consults from 2022 to 2023, where he provided research consulting, methodologies/analytics training, and course tutorials for social science and interdisciplinary students. He also offered technical writing and content proofreading services for emerging brands and organized research interviews involving over 50 participants, managing teams and matching interviewees with researchers.

From 2016 to 2022, Mr. Essien was a College Research Assistant at the University of Cross River State. There, he conducted data collection and analysis to develop high-impact communication plans for political campaigns. He was recognized with the SDGs Student Ambassador Award for his applied communication studies in international sustainable development and established partnerships with charity foundations and consultancy firms for research projects.

Research Interests

  • Mr. Essien’s research interests lie in Artificial Intelligence Communication, Digital Culture, Internet of Things (IoT), applied communication problems, and sustainable development.

Top Noted Publication:

Newspaper Framing of Twitter Ban in Nigeria: A Retrospective Perspective

  • Authors: E. Essien, M. Muoghalu, S. Yusuff
  • Journal: American Journal of Arts and Human Sciences
  • Volume: 1
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 28-36
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 6

Social Responsibility and the Social Media: A Reflection on Recent Events in Nigeria

  • Authors: E.N. Inyang, E.O. Essien
  • Journal: International Journal of Communication Research
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 50-56
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 5

A Paradigmatic Discourse on the Correlation between Investing in Artificial Intelligence, Effective Communication and National Transformation

  • Authors: E. Essien, G. Odejide, A. Okoronkwo, G. Afolabi
  • Journal: International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 1-11
  • Year: 2024
  • Citations: 3

Dissecting The Roles of The Media for Effective Global Transition; A Framework for The Inclusion of The Media In Development

  • Authors: E.O. Essien, B. Ineji
  • Source: ScienceOpen Posters
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 2

The Intersection in Marxist New International Politics and Derrida’s Philosophy: A Meta-Analytics Inquiry of Its Impacts on Western Macro-Economy

  • Author: E. Essien
  • Journal: American Journal of Economics and Business Innovation
  • Volume: 3
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 56-65
  • Year: 2024
  • Citations: 1



Essien Oku Essien | Media Studies Award | Young Scientist Award

You May Also Like