To help us improve teaching and learning in our department, students participate in an evaluation exercise in which they respond to questions asking them to evaluate instructors on measures of integrity and classroom competence or management. In the latest evaluation, long-serving adjunct faculty, Frank B. Sainworla and long-serving full-time faculty Asst. Professor Richmond S. Anderson received higher scores among other faculty, making them our outstanding faculty for 2018-2020.
Ninety-eight (98) students evaluated instructors in an online survey. Evaluation measures included Classroom Competency (i.e., excellent lecture presentation skills, classroom management, excellent Q&A ability) and Integrity (i.e., instructor doesn’t take bribes or exchange grades for special favors). Students were finally asked to decide on “outstanding faculty”. Both instructors received higher marks and were selected by students to be outstanding faculty.
Asst. Prof. Richmond Anderson
Assistant Professor Richmond Anderson is the longest serving faculty in the Mass Communication Department. He rose through the ranks, serving as Teaching Assistant, Instructor and recently as Assistant Professor. Prof. Anderson graduated from the Mass Communication Department in 1989 with honors(Cum laude).
Besides his long service in academia, he has served in prominent roles in Liberia. In 2012 he was elected to the House of Representative (53rd legislature) for Montserrado County, representing District 12. Prior to this, he served Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, (TRC) as Director of Communication. He also served as Deputy Minister of Information, Republic of Liberia.
Professor Anderson was recently appointed and transferred to the Department of Political Science as Chairman. He still teaches courses in the Mass Communication Department.
Instructor Frank B. Sainworla, Jr.
Without any doubt, Frank B. Sainworla is one of Liberia’s respected journalists. Known for his uncompromising approach to matters of ethics and morals, Sainworla served as Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) from 1999-2001 leaving behind a legacy of integrity and excellence.
Sainworla holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Liberia and a graduate certificate from the University of Missouri-Columbia on a Hubert Humphrey Fellowshi. He worked as a Journalist for many years both in Liberia and abroad. Among the many positions held, Sainworla served as Assistant Station Manager for the Catholic-owned radio station, Radio Veritas, from 2002-2008 and rose to the position of Station Manager there from 2014-2015; he headed the English Desk/Service for the West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) in Dakar from 2008-2013; worked for Pan African News Agency (panapress) from 2004-2008, and later for the Voice of America (VOA) Africa from 2004-2007. He was also Editor-In-Chief for Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) from 1996-1998. Sainworla is currently Managing Editor/Founder/Senior Managing Partner of Public Trust Media Group, Inc. (PTMG) producing online and offline news contents for thousands of readers.
Sainworla joined the Mass Communication Department in 2002 as adjunct (part time) journalism Instructor after being trained himself in the same department. He has shown dedication and commitment to the classroom, and more importantly, has demonstrated outstanding pedagogy skills, delivering contents in ways easily understood by students. He is evidently a man of integrity and honesty whose passion about quality education and learning outcomes for students make him admirable. Courses he has taught include Human Rights Reporting, Broadcast Script Writing” TV/Radio Station Management, Media Law and Ethics, etc.
He is the author of BORDERLESS BEATS: Seeking hope and help for our world: A Liberian journalist’s worldview sold on amazon.
As an adjunct faculty, we are proud to have him on our team of dedicated faculties committed to improving the quality of learning in our program to make our students competitive in a fast-changing global work environment. Here on our website, we honor him as ‘outstanding faculty’ of 2019/2020.
Sainworla can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via call on +231888311579/+231770755173.