Rhonda Breit

Professor Rhonda Breit, LLB, PhD, joined AKU-GSMC in December 2014, as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Rhonda is responsible for developing and overseeing the school’s academic programs, academic administration and research.

Working with the AKU leadership, she is currently steering the accreditation of GSMC’s proposed Master of Arts in Digital Journalism and developing the Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation to be launched next year.

Prior to joining AKU-GSMC, Rhonda headed the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. Author of Professional Communication: Legal and Ethical Issues, Rhonda enjoys teaching and researching in the areas of media law, ethics and professional accountability. She has published extensively in these fields. Her most recent work investigates ways of indigenising and de-westernising journalism curriculum.

Throughout her 20-year academic career, Rhonda has been Vice-President Research of the Journalism Education Association Australia (2009-2013). Before leaving to take up the position with AKU Kenya, she spearheaded a national discipline standards project for Journalism, Media and Communications in Australia (2011-2014). She worked as both a journalist and lawyer before joining Deakin University in Victoria, Australia where she was involved in extensive curriculum development and online learning projects.