Dr. Ifeoma E. Okoye is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the department of Social Sciences. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Virginia State University (VSU), and USA. She has interdisciplinary degrees in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice, Law, Business Administration and Social Sciences.

She holds a PhD in Administration of Justice from Texas Southern University, USA; MBA from American Intercontinental University, USA; She appeared in various courts of competent jurisdictions from the Courts of Original Jurisdiction to the Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction. Her teaching and research interests revolve around Quantitative Analysis, Idiographic and Nomothetic Research, Innovative Research Methodologies, Homeland Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Policing, Community Policy, Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice, Criminological Theories & Security Studies, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems and International Law.

She has written and made several presentations on terrorism and contemporary approaches to countering terrorism. Among her published works, she authored, The Theoretical and Conceptual Understanding of Terrorism; Trends in Terrorism Incidents in Nigeria and the United States: Analysis of Data from 1980 – 2013; co-authored, The Use and Abuse of Police Power in America: Historical Milestones and Current Controversies; Restorative Justice: Psychosocial Needs of Offenders, and Implications for Safety and Security; The War on Terrorism in Africa: Human Rights Issues, Implications and Recommendations. Email: iokoye@ccu.edu.ng.