Professor of Communication Studies
Bolanie A. Olaniran(Ph.D, 1991) is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University. His areas of research include: Communication technologies otherwise known as Computer-Mediated Communication, Corporate and Organizational, Cross-cultural, and Crisis Management Communication. He has also served as visiting professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also Affiliate Faculty in the Sociology and ICASALS|
He has authored several articles in discipline focus and interdisciplinary focus Journals (i.e., Regional, National, and International) and book chapters in each of these areas. He also has an edited book on e-learning: “Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World.” And soon to be released co edited book “Globalization and Digital Divide” He serves as consultant to organizations at local, national, and government level. His works have gained national and international recognitions such as the American Communication Association’s “Outstanding Scholarship in Communication field,” Fulbright specialist scholar, and he is also the recipient of TTU 2008 President’s excellence in Teaching Award, TTU 2006 Office of the President’s Diversity Award, 2007 and was nominated for 2007 TTU Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award Teaching Academy. He has served as Faculty Fellow and Faculty fellow Mentors through TTU’s TLTC. One of the things that set him apart is his International scholastic seminal series with most recent including: Knowledge Learning, Information & Technology (KLIT) in Taiwan; Global Crisis Management Conference in Russia. Culture & E-Learning, Hong Kong.
Funded Grant Activites:
2007: Office of Research Services, Travel Grant $1,200.00
2006: Collaborative NIH Grant for Cultural communication Competence curriculum for TTHSC $250.000.00
2006: Arts & Humanities Travel Grant $1,200.00
2001: $14,175 U.S. Census Bureau for Videoconferencing System Evaluation
2001: $8000 Software support from Clearphone for Pilot Videoconferencing Study
2000: $750.00 Research Travel Grant from Office of Research Services
1999: Secure 40 Computers for Departmental use through ATLC which also resulted in a joint (50,000) cost sharing computer lab with the Mass Communication Department.
1998: $750.00 Travel Grant from Office of Research Services
1997 $3, 000.00 Communication Technology Equipment grant from Teaching Technology and Learning center.
2 NSF grants (as Pi and Co-pi)