Ocek Eke, PhD is the Director of Graduate Students Programming at Penn Engineering. In this role, Dr. Eke is responsible for spearheading strategies to increase retention of underrepresented minority students in all graduate programs at Penn Engineering, particularly those admitted as Dean’s Master’s Fellows and Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Fellows.
Prior to Penn, Dr. Eke served as a senior consultant and Editor for Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development where he worked on climate change and agriculture resilience.
Dr. Eke has taught global studies and international communications at Penn State and UNC Chapel Hill, he has written peer reviewed publications and a book chapter. Dr. Eke received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications and Foreign Service, and Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Baylor University; he received his Ph.D. in Mass Communication Research from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park.