External Examiners

Prof. Ringo Ma

Prof. Carlos Ascenso André

Programme examined: Public Relations (Bachelor's degree)

Professor Ringo Ma, Professor in the Communication Studies Department and Associate Dean of the School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), was the recipient of a 1997 Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division of National Communication Association (for the “Best Article” published in 1996), and 2005 Excellent Service Award from the Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS). At HKBU, he received the 2013 President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Service, and 2007/2009/2011/2012 Awards for the School of Communication's Outstanding Performance in Teaching. In 2001, he was invited to author the article “Status of Media in Taiwan” for the Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications (2003).

He has taught in Canada and the US, and was promoted to Professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2000. In 2011 he served as a Visiting Professor at Chengchi University, Taiwan for six months, under the auspices of the Science Council of Taiwan.

His major research area is communication and culture in East Asia and North America. He has contributed articles to Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Quarterly, Southern Communication Journal, International and Intercultural Communication Annual, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, World Communication, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Asian and African Studies, and Mass Communication Research, and has been guest editor of a special issue of Asian Journal of Communication on “Media, Crisis, & SARS” (2005), editor of two Chinese books in health communication, and co-editor of the book, Chinese Conflict Management and Resolution (2002). His professional services have included being President of the Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS), Chair of the Intercultural Communication Interest Group of Eastern [States] Communication Association (ECA), an associate editor of Quarterly Journal of Speech (1998-2001), a consulting editor of Volumes 20-22 and 26-28 of International and Intercultural Communication Annual, and an editorial advisor to the Chinese Journal of Communication Research.