Prof. Raymond Akwule is currently the President of the Digital Bridge Institute, an International Centre for Advanced Communications Studies. He has more than 25 years of teaching, research, and project planning and implementation experience in the fields of Telecommunications and Information Technology as well as Mass Communications and Media Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia USA. He is a Senior Fellow at the International Cyber Center at George Mason University.
He is the author of Global Telecommunications: The Technology, Administration and Policies (Butterworth-Heinemann). This book has been used as text in several major Universities in the USA and worldwide. He is also the author of numerous articles and conference presentations. Prof Akwule has taught numerous undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate level courses in several universities in the USA. He was Director of Center for Telecommunications Information and Broadcasting, which later become the Center for Media Research and Telecommunications at the Department of Communication, George Mason University.
He was one of the founders of the MA Telecommunications programs at the same university. Professor Akwule has advised many countries in the area of ICT, telecommunications and Media and has spearheaded the design and implementation of several national ICT networks as well as e-government, e-commerce and e-education programs in Africa. He has served as a consultant/advisor to numerous governments, international organizations and international and national private sector companies.