Ajay K. Ojha, Ph.D.
Dr. Ajay K. Ojha currently works as a consultant for the federal government in Washington, DC primarily assisting the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security with Program Management and Strategic Communications. Additionally, Dr. Ojha serves as Associate Faculty for The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Ojha graduated with a BA in Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina, a MA in Speech Communication from Eastern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Ojha has been teaching for over 12 years, has presented and has been invited to international and national conferences, and has published numerous articles in Intercultural and Organizational Communication. He currently serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict (JOCCC) and the International Journal of Psychology and Counseling (IJPC).
Dr. Ojha serves on several international, national and university affiliated Boards including Upakar: The Indian-American Scholarship Foundation, as a Trustee for the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) Foundation, and as a member of the Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity for The University of North Carolina.
Dr. Ojha also is a reviewer for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), is helping to build the foundation for the United States Public Service Academy, is a Charter member of the National Language Service Corps (NLSC), and volunteers in community service.
Dr. Ojha regularly provides mentorship to future leader’s and has spoken to the Gates Millennium Scholars.
Dr. Ojha is a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and served the United States via AmeriCorps in the Disaster Preparedness Outreach Program.
His past Board involvement and community efforts include serving as the President and the Vice President for the Network of South Asian Professionals – DC Chapter (NetSAP DC), serving as a co-planner for the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) annual “Be the Change” community service event, and volunteering with Asha for Education.
Dr. Ojha was nominated in 2012 by Washington, DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray and approved by the Council of the District of Columbia as a member of the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Community Development.
Dr. Ojha was inducted into the 2012 Class of Outstanding Graduate Alumni at Eastern Illinois University.
Dr. Ojha resides in Washington, DC.