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Dr. Ruth Oji, Faculty Member, Institute of Humanities, Pan-Atlantic University (PAU).

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Ruth Oji is a faculty member at the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, where she manages the English Unit and teaches Communication in English to undergraduate students. She also facilitates training programmes on Speed Reading, Writing for Specific Audiences, Listening and Questioning Skills, Knowing the Art of Persuasion, Critical Thinking, and related communication and language skills issues at the School’s Professional Education Department. Ruth also currently manages the Pan-Atlantic University Press as the Managing Editor. Working with an Editorial Board, she assesses and confirms that manuscripts are publishable or not, and those that scale through are considered for publication. She also has reviewed articles for the Journal of West African Languages and the Contemporary Journal of African Studies. Ruth obtained her first degree in Education and English Language from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 2006. She followed afterwards with a Masters of Arts in English (Language) from the University of Lagos, Akoka, in 2010. And she went further for a doctoral programme in English (Language) with focus on language, ideology and power relations in Nigerian television talk shows at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, in 2015. Her solid background in Education and the English Language is a resourceful tool for her taking on the numerous issues faced by students in English communication, be it in writing or speaking. Her research areas include conversation analysis, media discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, and pragmatics. She also is interested in using language tools in exploring literary phenomenon. Ruth is also a training consultant and offers customised training solutions to organisations who wish to use that medium to attend to their identified challenges. She consults for secondary schools and other corporate organisations in Nigeria. She also enjoys mentoring younger ones and has a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every student. It also gives her pleasure to see others achieve their desired professional and learning goals. She is very proactive and loves to get things done well and promptly. She is a very good team player who can be counted on by her colleagues.

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