Joe Anyanwu

Dr Joe Anyanwu

Research Affiliate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Chika is Founding Partner of C3N2 Educational Empowerment
C3N2 is a social enterprise borne out of passion to empower young people and assist institutions from low socioeconomic backgrounds especially regional, indigenous, migrant, emerging and developing countries, to develop systems and programs that provide platforms that support disadvantaged people in their quest for self-determination through employable education and skills development.

Chika is an experienced leader and change agent with expertise in academic leadership, student empowerment, and stakeholder engagement and management. Along with professional qualifications in leadership and management, media and communication, performing arts, film and television, and online education, he has been equipped with the ability to take a bird's eye view of organisational dynamics, to identify synergies and collaborative opportunities across organisational cultures, and to communicate compelling vision and strategies for sustainable business outcomes. He has highly developed emotional and cultural intelligence which traverse cultures, people and organisations through his international working and leadership experiences and glocal outlook.

He has held many academic leadership positions in Australia and overseas including as Coordinator of Media Arts at the University of Papua New Guinea; Head of Mass Communication at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia; Founding Head of Media at the University of Adelaide; Head of School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales; Head of the Bathurst Campus of Charles Sturt University and Director of Partnerships at Southern Cross University before his current position as Founding Partner of C3N2 Educational Empowerment.

Chika is a recipient of the Leslie Humanities Cyberdisciplinarity Fellowship at Dartmouth in New Hampshire USA, and a Fellow of the Governors Leadership Institute. His research expertise includes Migration and cross cultural communication, creative industries, political economy, new media technologies and terrorism.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Founding Partner, C3N2 Educational Empowerment,
    2018 - 2019 Director, Partnership Southern Cross University
    2016 - 2018 Head of Bathurst Campus of Charles Sturt University Charles Sturt University
    2013 - 2016 Head of School of Communication and Creative Industries Charles Sturt University
    2002 - 2013 Founding Head of Media University of Adelaide
    1997 - 2002 Head of Mass Communications Curtin University of Technology
    1991 - 1995 Head of Media Arts University of Papua New Guinea
    1988 - 1990 Personnel Manager International Aviation Services- IAS
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Recognition Certificate of Recognition California Legislature, United States
    2011 Award Distinguished Service in Media Education Australian African Chamber of Commerce Australia
    2010 Fellowship Governors Leadership Leaders Institute of South Australia Australia
    2005 Fellowship Cyberdisciplinarity Fellowship Leslie Humanities Research Fellowship Dartmouth College United States
    2000 Teaching Award Curtin University Cross-Cultural Staff Prize Curtin University of Technology United States
    2000 Nomination Innovative Teaching Award Curtin University of Technology Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Igbo Can read, write and speak
    Tok Pisin Can read and understand spoken
    Yoruba Can speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1995 - 1996 Flinders University of South Australia Australia PhD, Screen Studies
    1987 - 1988 University of Ibadan Nigeria MA Theatre and Media Arts
    1983 - 1986 University of Ibadan Nigeria BA (Hons) First Class
    1981 - 1983 University of Ibadan Nigeria Diploma in Theatre Arts
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2011 - 2012 Graduate Certificate in Online Education University of Adelaide Australia
    2000 - 2002 Graduate Business Qualification in Leadership and Management Curtin University of Technology Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2010 Fellow Governors Leadership Foundation Australia
    2005 Fellowship Dartmouth College United States
  • Research Interests

  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2010 - 2014 External Supervisor Campaigning in a Changing Media Environment: The Public as a Creator, Consumer and Distributor of Information Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Maarten Walter Rikken
  • Position: Research Affiliate
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier
  • Org Unit: Hugo Centre for Population and Housing

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