Dr James Kiwanuka-Tondo

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Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. He graduated with a PhD in Communication Sciences at the Department of University of Connecticut and taught there as a Visiting Assistant Professor for three year before joining NC State in 2002. His main area of research is health communication campaigns with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS. His major contribution has been the development of the first ever quantitative model of relationships between organizational factors, campaign planning, and campaign execution variables. His work on HIV/AIDS has been published in a number of journals. He has been a principal investigator (PI) on several research grants. He teaches courses in Communication Research Methods, Communication Campaigns, International Health Issues; and International/Intercultural Communication. Dr. Kiwanuka-Tondo has received several awards such as Fulbright Scholar 2017/2018; Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellow 2016; Jackson Rigney International Service Award 2017; Outstanding Global Engagement Award 2015; Lawrence M. Clark Faculty Excellence Award 2013; and Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award 2008. He also received  the Advocacy Award for Promoting the Presence of African American at North Carolina State University 2008; Outstanding Teacher Award in 2007; and the Outstanding Professor of the Year 1999 from Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kiwanuka-Tondo is Vice President of East Africa Communication Association (EACA); Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of North Carolina Community AIDS Fund (NCCAF); Vice Chairman, Bantadde Development Association, Uganda; member Board of Directors of Maama Watali, Uganda; and former member Board of Directors for and Stop Hunger Now. He is a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar; Fulbright Student; and a recipient of the British Commonwealth Technical Scholarship.

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaching Interests:

Communication Campigns; Public Relations Campigns; Communication Research Methods; International/Intercultural Communication; International Health Issues.


Research Interests:

Health communication; Communicating climate change and weather exremes.

 

Projects

Communicating Climate Information and Extremes in the Greater Horn of Africa: A policy paper for a communication for ICPAC, May-June, 2014. IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. Designed a communication plan.

Strengthening meteorological services on Lake Victoria to enhance safety of navigation and efficient exploitation of natural resources. Lake Victoria Basin Commission/East African Community, 2011.

HIV/AIDS Strategy Development Workshop, Yerevan, Armenia, September 2001. Designed curriculum and proposal for the workshop.

Gender Sensitization for Media Personnel, Uganda, 1992.  Assisted in planning, worked as facilitator and presented a paper for the workshop.

Integration of Gender Issues on Radio and Television Project, Uganda, 1992. Wrote proposal for the project.

Seminar on the evaluation of Arise Magazine, Uganda 1991. Assisted in planning and worked as facilitator for the seminar.

Media Profile and Inventory on IEC Materials on Health and Family Planning in Uganda, 1990. Conducted research and wrote research report for the project.

Publications

 

Invited Books:

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2013). An Organizational Theory of Health Communication Campaigns:

 

Evidence from the Uganda AIDS Campaigns. Ann Abor, MI: XanEdu Publishing Inc. (PhD Dissertation; Non-peer review; invited publication).

 

 

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

 

Mwangale, E. K, & Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2019). The prevalence of HIV/AIDS frames in Kenya

 

Newspapers: A summative content analysis of the Daily Nation. Cogent Medicine, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1080/2331205X.2019.1596047.

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Semazzi, F., & Pettiway, K. (2019). Climate Risk Communication of Navigation

 

Safety and Climate Conditions over Lake Victoria Basin: Exploring Perceptions and Knowledge of Indigenous Communities. Cogent Social Sciences, 5(1). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311886.2019.1588485

 

Anderson, T. & Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2017). “An Odor in the Air”: An Examination of HIV

 

prevention for Young Adults, stigma, and risk fatigue in Gaborone, Botswana. Journal of Black Sexulaity and Relationships, 3(3), 1-28. DOI: 10.1353/bsr.2017.0001

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Merritt, S., & DeMoya, M. (2017). Cross regional differences in HIV/AIDS

 

prevalence in Tanzania: How socio-economic and cultural contexts affected perceived individual and group efficacy. The Scientific Pages of HIV and AIDS, 1(1). 1-9.

 

 Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. & Pettiway, K. (2016). Localizing Complex Scientific Communication: A

 

SWOT and Multi-sectoral Analysis of Communicating Climate Change. Communication Design Quarterly, 4(4), 74-85. DOI: 10.1145/3071088.3071095

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Payton, F. C., & Pettiway, K. (2016). HIV/AIDS Stigma: Discussions from

 

Black Female College students on the role of family, religious organizations and health institutions in promoting dialogue and dissipating shame. Journal of Black Sexuality and Behavior, 2(4), 67-91. DOI: 10.1353/bsr.2016.0016

 

Widinugraha, D. and Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2015). The Effect of Separatism on the Society:

 

Quantitative Analysis on the World Values Survey. Journalism and Mass Communication, 5(10), 537-543. DOI: 10.17265/2160-6579/2015.10.005.

 

Payton, F. C, Kvasny, L., & Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2014). Online HIV prevention information: How

 

black female college students are seeking and perceiving. Internet Research, 24(4), 520-542. doi:10.1108/IntR-09-2013-0193.

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, Albada, K. F., Jameson, J. K., Waters, R., & Hamilton, M. (2013). AIDS

 

communication campaigns in Uganda: Assessing the impact of organizational factors as predictors of conducting formative research. Journal of Communication Management, 17(1), 5-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13632541311300124.

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Payton, F. C., & Albada, K. (2012). News Framing of HIV/AIDS in

 

Uganda: Comparative content analysis of government owned and private press. Africa Journal of AIDS Research, 11 (4), 361-371. https://doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2012.754837

 

Payton, F.C., Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. & Kvasny, L. Black Female Voices: Designing an HIV

 

Information Artifact, (2012). 4th International Conference on the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Taylor and Francis Group Publisher, San Francisco, CA. https://doi.org/10.1201/b12315

 

Payton, F. C., & Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2009). Contemplating Public Policy in HIV/AIDS

 

Online Content, Then Where is the Technology Spirit? European Journal of Information Systems, 18, 192-204. https://doi.org/10.1057/ejis.2009.16

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Hamilton, M., & Jameson, J. K. (2009). AIDS Communication Campaigns in

 

Uganda: Organizational factors and campaign planning as predictors of successful campaign execution. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 3(3), 165-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/15531180902984190

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Amico, R., Fisher, J., Cornman, D., & De Wet, G. A. (2004). Mbeki’s AIDS

 

Communication: The Beliefs and Behaviors of a South African Community. Journal for Community Communication and Information Impact, 9, 79-90.

 

Snyder, L. B., Hamilton, M. A., Mitchell, E. W., Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Fleming-Milici, F., & Proctor,

 

D. C. B. (2004). A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Health Mediated Communication Campaigns on Behavior Change in the US. Journal of Health Communication, 9(1), 71-96. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730490271548

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. & Snyder, L. B. (2002). The Influence of Organizational Characteristics and

 

Campaign Design Elements on Communication Campaign Quality: Evidence from 91 Ugandan AIDS Campaigns. Journal of Health Communication, 7(1), 59-77.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730252801192

 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (1990). Educational Broadcasting in Africa: The case of Uganda. Africa Media

 

Review, 4(2), 46-63.

 

 

 

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters:

 

Payton, F.C., Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. & Yarger, L. M. (2012). Black Female Voices:

 

Designing an HIV Information Artifact. In J. C. Spohrer & L. E. Freund (Eds.), Advances in the human side of service engineering (pp. 307–315). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

 

Snyder, L. B., Hamilton, M. A., Mitchell, E. W., Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Fleming Milici, F., & Proctor,

 

D. C. B. (In press). The Effectiveness of Mediated Health Communication Campaigns: Meta-Analysis of Differences in Adoption, Prevention, and Cessation Behavior Campaigns. In Preiss Gayle, Burrell Allen & Bryant, J.  (Eds.), Mass Media Theories and Processes: Advances Through Meta-Analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc. 

 

Walker, A., Rios, D., & Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2003). The Band Still Plays On: A Content Analysis of

 

HIV/AIDS, African American and Latinos in New England Newspapers. In Diana I. Rios and Ali N. Mohamed, Brown and Black Communication: Latino and African American Conflict and Convergence in mass Media, pp. 93-104. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

 

Presentations

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. The role of the media in developing effective, competitive and resilient

communication processes to cope with global changes. Keynote Speech at 11th Mansuora University International Conference, Mansuora, Egypt, April 10-11, 2019.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Collaborative Research NC State University and Department of Journalism and

Communication, Makerere University. Presentation at Summit on Higher Education in East Africa, Makerere University, Uganda, March 10-16, 2019.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. An African Diaspora’s Experience in Research, Teaching, and Community

Engagement in East Africa. Presentation at Summit on Higher Education in East Africa, Makerere University, Uganda, March 10-16, 2019

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. An African Diaspora’s Experience in Research, Teaching, and Community

Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa. Presentation at Global Engagement Seminar Series, North Carolina State University, February 14, 2019.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. The Fulbright Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. Presentation at Department

of Communication, North Carolina State University, October 24, 2018.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Semazzi, F., Pettiway, K. Perceptions of Lake Victoria Basin stake holders on

safety, climate conditions, and efficient exploitation of natural resources: A participatory communication approach. Paper Presented at East Africa Communication Association Annual Convention, Bujumbura, Burundi, August 28-30, 2018.

Smith McKoy, Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Kibirige, M, Nfah-Abbenyi, J., Namulindwa, S., & Ddamba, J.

Maama Watali and Luwero: A Conversation about War, Peace and Gender. Screened at African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) 2nd Biennial Conference, The University of Ghana, Legon, October 12-14, 2017.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2017). The history, present, and future challenges of HIV/AIDS in Uganda:

Synopsis of book manuscript. Paper presented at Annual Convention of East Africa Communication Association, Kigali, Rwanda, August 25-27, 2017.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2017). Suggestions for writing dissertations. Invited presentation at Gender

Workshop, Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University, Uganda, August 9-10, 2017.

Smith McKoy, Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Kibirige, M, Nfah-Abbenyi, J., Namulindwa, S., & Ddamba, J.

(2017). Maama Watali and Luwero: A Conversation about War, Peace and Gender. Screened at Annual Conference of Southeastern Women's Studies Association, Atlanta, GA.  March 24, 2017.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Smith McKoy, S., & Nfah-Abbenyi, J. (2016). Documenting narratives and

experiences of the war of 1981-1986 by elders in Luwero District, Uganda. Poster presentation at Global Initiatives Forum, Office of International Affairs, NCSU. November 3, 2016.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Preparation and writing of M.A. thesis and PhD. dissertation.

Presentation at a workshop conducted for faculty members of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University, Uganda. September 29, 2016.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. & Pettiway, K. Born in Africa: Philly Lutaaya’s Cultural Re-Memory of

HIV/AIDS in Global Contexts. Paper presented at Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) Biennial Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 24-26, 2015.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. A social science approach to HIV/AIDS research. Invited presentation

at Park Scholars Class of 2019 Seminar, North Carolina State University, September 23, 2015.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. A social science approach to HIV/AIDS research. Invited presentation

at Park Scholars Class of 2018 Seminar, North Carolina State University, October 22, 2014.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Developing Culturally Sensitive HIV/AIDS Prevention Messages for

Black Female College Students: Experiences from North Carolina State University. Invited presentation at Colloquium at School Of Journalism, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, September 19, 2014.

Kiwanunuka-Tondo, J. Communicating Climate Prediction, Applications, and

Disaster Risk Reduction Information in the Greater Horn of Africa: A policy paper for a communication plan for ICPAC. Nairobi, Kenya: IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre. Final report presented at Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum, Addis Ababa, August 23-26, 2014.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Communicating Climate Information and Extremes in the

Greater Horn of Africa: A policy paper for a communication plan for ICPAC. Preliminary Report Presented at IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, June 19, 2014.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Communication Challenges to Climate Prediction and

Applications. Presented at the 37th Climate Change Outlook Forum (GHACOF), Khartoum Sudan, May 25-26, 2014.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. ). Building Mass-Communication Resilience to Climate Extremes.

Presented at the 36th Climate Change Outlook Forum (GHACOF), Youth Forum and Sector Specific Workshops on the resilience of climate change in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA), Entebbe, Uganda February 26-28, 2014.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Developing Culturally Sensitive Prevention Messages for Black College

Female Students: Experiences from North Carolina State University. Presented at Celebration of 25th Worlds AIDS Day, December 1, NCSU, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Payton Cobb, F., & Kvasny. (2013). Developing a Culturally

Compelling Social Network Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention for African American College Students, presented at a panel at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention, Washington, DC. August 7-11, 2013.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., & Merritt , S., Lavelle, M., Pantic, K., & De Moya, M. (2013).

Cross regional differences in HIV/AIDS prevalence in Tanzania: How social and economic context affect perceived individual and group efficacy. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention, Washington, DC. August 7-11, 2013.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2013). Interface of indigenous knowledge of stake holders and

meteorological information. Presented at World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) workshop, Reading, UK, July 2013.

Merritt, S. & Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2013). Tanzanian Self Efficacy: Meta-analysis of HI  Prevalence

Research through Situational Context Perspective. Paper presented at Annual Convention of International Communication Association, London, UK, June17-21, 3013.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2013). An African perspective of HIV/AIDS situation and social

science research. African Studies Class, North Carolina State University, March 26, 2013.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2013). A social science approach to HIV/AIDS research. Park Scholars

Class of 2016 Seminar, North Carolina State University, February 20, 2013.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2012). The HIV/AIDS Epidemic from Health Disparities Perspective.

World AIDS Panel, African American Cultural Center, December 01, 2102.

Payton, F.C., Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. and Kvasny, L. (2012). Black Female Voices: Designing an HIV

Information Artifact. Infoms Annual Convention, Phoenix Arizona, October 14-17.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2010). Comparison of the Masaai and Ganda Cultures in Africa. Invited

lecture at ENCORE, North Carolina State University, December 6, 2010.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Jameson, J., & Albada, K. J. (2010). Community-based research and

obesity communication: Integrating student, faculty and community knowledge to enhance teaching, learning and social change. National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, November 14-17.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., & Thakkar, R. (2009). Intercultural Communication Contacts and Networks:

Analysis of Indian International Students at an American University. Paper presented at National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November 12-15, 2009.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Ames, N., & Zeng, L. (2009). Perceptions of Obesity and Overweight: A

qualitative study. Paper presented at National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November 12-15, 2009.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Payton, F. C., & Albada, K. (2009). News Framing of HIV/AIDS in Uganda:

Comparative content analysis of government owned and private press. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, August 5-8, 2009.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Scientific –Social-Political Issues of Conservation and Development in Sub-

Saharan Africa, Panelist at NCSU Africa Forum during the International Education Week, November 21, 2008.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., AIDS Communication Campaigns in Uganda. Invited presentation at

            IntraHealth, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 15, 2008.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Intercultural Communication and Conflict Management. Invited presentation

            for GTI 401, a graduate class, at North Carolina State University, September 23, 2008.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Hamilton, M., & Jameson, J. AIDS Communication Campaigns in Uganda:

Organizational factors and campaign planning as predictors of successful campaign execution. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 6-9, 2008.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Public Policy, Organizations and HIV/AIDS in Africa: An analysis of the

strategies and preventive programs in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Paper presented at National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas, November 26-30, 2006.

Payton, C. Fay & Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. “Community-Based Research and Practice:  How do we make

it work for everyone?” Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Minority Conference, The University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC.,  February 24 2006.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J." The Effectiveness of the Uganda AIDS Preventive Campaigns: An analysis of

the organizational factors and campaign design elements”. Paper presented at International Communication Association Convention, New York, NY May 26-30, 2005.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. “The Influence of Organizational Characteristics and Campaign Design

Elements on Communication Campaign Quality: Evidence from 91 Ugandan AIDS Campaigns”; “The Effectiveness of the Uganda AIDS Preventive Campaigns: An analysis of the organizational factors and campaign design elements”; and “A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Health Mediated Communication Campaigns on Behavior Change in the US”[1]. Paper presented at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, April 6th, 2005.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. “The Influence of Organizational Characteristics and Campaign Design

Elements on Communication Campaign Quality: Evidence from 91 Ugandan AIDS Campaigns”; “The Effectiveness of the Uganda AIDS Preventive Campaigns: An analysis of the organizational factors and campaign design elements”; and “A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Health Mediated Communication Campaigns on Behavior Change in the US”[2]. Paper presented at the Global Health Division of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, D.C., April 6th, 2005.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. “The Effectiveness of the Uganda AIDS Preventive Campaigns: An analysis of

the organizational factors and campaign design elements”. Paper presented at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 2nd, 2005.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Van den Berg, S. & Zuckerman, C. "The effect of Participation on the AIDS

Communication Campaign Process in Uganda: An Organizational Perspective". Paper presented at International Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA, May 24-27, 2003.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. "An Organizational Perspective of the Uganda AIDS Campaigns".  Africa

            Symposium/Lawrence M. Clark Lecture, North Carolina State University. February 2003.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Amico, R., Fisher, J., Cornman, D., & De Wet, G. "The Direct Influence of

Mbeki’s Policy Statements on HIV/AIDS Beliefs and Behaviors of the People of South Africa". Paper presented at National Communication Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA. November 21-24, 2002.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. “The Situation of AIDS and Communication Campaigns on AIDS in Africa”,

            Center for HIV Prevention, University of Connecticut. Fall 2001.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. “Predictors of Message Quality of Health Communication Campaigns:

Evidence from the Ugandan AIDS Campaigns”. Paper presented at ICA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., May 24-28, 2001.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J, Rios, D. and Walker, A. “The Coverage of the AIDS Issues by the New

England Regional News Papers”. Presented at a Symposium by the Puerto Rico and Latino Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs. Fall, 2000.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. & Snyder, L. B. “An Organizational Theory of Health Communication

Campaigns: Evidence from the Uganda AIDS Campaign”. Paper presented at National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago. November 1999.

Snyder, L. B., Hamilton, M. A., James Mitchell, E. W., Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Fleming-Milici, F., &

Proctor, D. C. B. “Meta-Analysis of Mediated Health Communication Campaigns to Change Behavior”. Poster presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Chicago. November 1999.

Snyder, L. B., Hamilton, M. A., James Mitchell, E. W., Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Fleming Milici, F., &

Proctor, D. C. B. (1999). “Meta-Analysis of Health Communication Campaigns to Change Behavior: Methodological and Behavioral Factors Affecting Success”. Paper presented at International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, May 1999. 

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. Invited Presentation on Health Communication Campaigns for AIDS in

            Uganda, NCA, New York, NY, November, 1998.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. "The Role of the Press in the Dissemination of Research Findings on            Health

in Uganda: A critical analysis". Paper presented at a seminar sponsored by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), FES and ACCE. Entebbe, Uganda. November, 1991.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. "The Traditional Communication Media in Uganda: A Strategy for

Development Support". At a seminar on "Communication Processes: Alternative Channels and Strategies for Development Support". Paper presented at a seminar sponsored by IDRC and ACCE. Nairobi, Kenya. November 1990.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. "Challenges in Media Training in Uganda". Paper presented at a seminar

            organized by ACCE and sponsored by FES. Kampala, Uganda. April, 1990.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. "The Role of the Media in the Dissemination of Human Rights Information".

Paper presented at a seminar organized by the Commission of Inquiry into the Violation of Human Rights. Kampala, Uganda. February, 1990.



[1] I presented three research papers in this presentation.

[2] I presented three research papers in this presentation.

 

Responsibilities

Director of Graduate Programs.