Professor Farooq Kperogi
Chief Consultant, FAMEK Global Consulting
Farooq Kperogi is our Chief Consultant. He is a Professor of Communication who has more than 24 years of experience in the practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of journalism across two continents at several universities and various media platforms. He had a stint as a presidential researcher and speech writer in Nigeria and has facilitated media training for journalists in Nigeria from his base in the United States.
As an English grammar maven who has written a book, journal articles, and hundreds of newspaper columns on global English usage, he has edited academic and non-academic book manuscripts and journal articles for several clients.
Professor Kperogi earned his Ph.D. in Public Communication from Georgia State University where he earned an award as the top PhD student. He also taught journalism, research methods, public speaking, and media management at the university while earning his doctoral degree.
He earned his Master of Science degree in Communication with a minor in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which awarded him the Outstanding Master’s Student in Communication Award (and the Outstanding alumnus award nine years after his graduation from the school). He taught Human Communication to lower-division undergraduates during his graduate studies there.
Professor Kperogi got his B.A. in Mass Communication (with double minors in English and Political Science) from the Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria where he won the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Mass Communication.
He was at various times a staff writer, reporter, assistant news editor, features editor, and news editor in many Nigerian newspapers. He also wrote for a news magazine in Louisiana and taught journalism and communication at the Kaduna Polytechnic and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in Nigeria before relocating to the United States.
In addition to his weekly column on the back page of the Nigerian Tribune, Nigeria’s oldest surviving privately owned newspaper, he teaches and researches journalism, conducts media training, writes think pieces on language, politics, and culture, and edits manuscripts for clients.