College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Alusine M Kanu

Alusine M Kanu

Adjunct Faculty

roles of leadership in communication, social and psychological contexts and the development of self categorization and social identity

Dr. Alusine M. Kanu is a native of Sierra Leone, West Africa. He migrated 33 years ago to the United States with the goal of furthering his education. He is a three-time graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia with course work in communication, human resource training and development (Interdisciplinary Studies) and a doctorate in Community College Education. He is currently pursuing a second doctorate (D.Ed.) in Pastoral Community Counseling at Argosy University. Dr. Kanu's career experiences include working as a counselor, librarian, radio announcer and producer, public relations, legal research and instructor for a workshop called “Training the Trainer,” in addition to 25 years’ experience teaching communication in the United States.

Dr. Kanu is a full-time professor in Communication at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia, and is also an adjunct faculty at George Mason University. He is also interested in the interrelationships between communication, training, community counseling, and development. 

Dr. Kanu intends to continue research analysis by writing textbooks and instructional materials, and in addition, share ideas of task, interaction processes, decision making, and problem solving by engaging in a synthesis of research and facilitating understanding of the inevitable role of communication in the development and maintenance of relationships, community, and cultural practices.

Selected Publications

Reflections in Communication: an Interdisciplinary Approach, published by the University Press of America

Co-author of Connecting Intercultural Commun-ication: Techniques for Communicating across Cultures, in press with Kendall Hunt.

In process also is Faculty Development: Strategies for Teaching and Learning

His doctoral dissertation, which is on ERIC, is Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness in Community College Settings

Courses Taught

Introduction to Speech Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
Organizational Communication
Oral Interpretation