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Visiting Scholars

Professor Pat Obi

Professor Pat Obi is a Visiting Professor of Finance in the Department Management Sciences. He is an endowed professor at Purdue University with the academic title, White Lodging Endowed Professor of Finance. He is also the Director of the Executive MBA program at Purdue University Northwest, financial consultant for the City of Hammond, Indiana (USA); and a Certified Hotel Industry Analyst. Professor Obi received his Ph.D. in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Mississippi. At Purdue Northwest, he teaches corporate finance, financial markets, derivatives, and applied statistics. With professional engagements in several countries across four continents, Obi is the author of numerous scholarly publications including two financial books.

His corporate consulting expertise includes financial analysis, valuation, and statistical modeling. Obi’s current research interest is on the economic impact of global tourism using financial market variables and time series econometric models. [email protected]

Professor Venancio Tauringana

Professor Venancio Tauringana is a Visiting Professor of Accounting in the Department of Management Science. He is a Professor of Accounting and the Head of Department of Accounting, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. Professor Ven has extensive research interests in the areas of corporate governance, voluntary disclosures, and their consequences, working capital management and environmental reporting.

He is well published in a variety of highly ranked peer-reviewed journals and he is the Editor of the Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management and Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. He has been actively involved in other universities in Africa faculty capacity building and students pursuing their PhDs in his broad areas of accounting and finance interests in Kenya, Ghana and Makerere. Ven received a Masters’ Degree (M.Acc) in International Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Accounting from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Email: [email protected]

Professor Declan Ihekwoaba Onwudiwe

Professor Declan Ihekwoaba Onwudiwe is a Visiting Professor of Criminology in the Department of Social Science. He is a Professor of Administration of Justice in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU). He received his PhD degree from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. His research has focused primarily on African Criminology, terrorism, policing, strategic security, and theoretical criminology. He has published many scholarly articles on terrorism and policing, and he is the author of the Globalization of Terrorism.

He served as both the Director of the Graduate Program and Chair of the Department of Administration of Justice (DAJ) at TSU. Additionally, Professor Onwudiwe provides strategic security solutions and advice to government agencies and organizations in homeland defense, counterterrorism, and community policing. He is the immediate past President of the African Criminology and Justice Association (ACJA) and a recent recipient of the Carnegie African Diaspora Scholars’ Fellowship. He is the Founder and CEO of Optimal Security Nigeria and Africa. Email: [email protected]

Professor Cresantus Biamba

Professor Cresantus Biamba is a Visiting Professor of Education Studies in the Department of Educational Foundations. He is an Associate Professor in Education at the Department of Educational Sciences, University of Gavle (Sweden). He holds a PhD in International and Comparative Education, from Stockholm University, Sweden. Prior to joining University of Gavle, he worked as a researcher and Assistant Professor in Education at Stockholm University, Lecturer in education at Ecole Normale Superieure d’Enseignement Technique, University of Douala, Cameroon.

Specific research interests include teacher education and professional development of school leaders, school governance and higher education, curriculum development, early childhood education, comparative study and global perspectives on policy and practice in teacher education and school leadership. Recent research activity has focused on internationalization, education for sustainable development and school leader positioning in the context of government policy and approaches to school sector system change and leadership within changing partnership contexts. Email: [email protected].

Dr. Uzoechi Nwagbara

Dr. Uzoechi Nwagbara is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Management Science. He is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sunderland in London. Dr. Nwagbara is well published in highly ranked peer-reviewed International Journals and most of his publications focus on the relationship between business and society, sustainable development, leadership, Human Resource Management and Management in general as well as Employment Relations and Post-Colonial African studies.

He received both B.A. and M.A. in English as well as M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Human Resource Management and Management respectively from University of Wales. Nwagbara has been undertaking external engagements with several secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria and the United Kingdom including University of Plymouth, Greenwich School of Management (GSoM), Cardiff Metropolitan University and University of the West of Scotland amongst others and also holds visiting positions at London School of Commerce and University of the West of Scotland. His research foci which are trans and multi-disciplinary include Work-Life Balance (WLB), Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), Corporate Social Responsibility amongst others. Email: [email protected]

Dr. Celestine Nwachukwu

Dr. Celestine Nwachukwu is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Management Science. Dr. Nwachukwu is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Solent University, Southampton and an Associate Lecturer of Management, Leadership and Policing Studies at the Northampton University. Nwachukwu holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and Development from Liverpool Hope University and Ph.D. in Management Studies from the Liverpool John Moores University.

He served briefly as programme lead for CIPD certified courses at Vision University Centre, Mansfield, Associate Lecturer in Management and Leadership at Coventry University International, and Lecturer in Business Management at Liverpool John Moores University. Specific research interests include Ethics in Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Human Resource Management Practices in SMEs, The Intersection of CRS and SHRM practices and Sustainability Studies. Email: [email protected]

Dr. Solomon Uwagbole

Dr. Solomon Uwagbole is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Computer Science. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Azure Development Engineer Expert and founder of Igedu Analytics Laboratory in the United Kingdom. Prior to his appointment, he served as Senior Trainer /Course Development at Epicor University. Dr. Uwagbole is skilled in Enterprise Resource Planning software, Management science, Big Data mining, Business Intelligence tools, Windows Server, NET Framework, Scripting, Python and HTML 5. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Distributed Information Systems from Brunel University and PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh Napier University UK.

He has worked extensively through virtual, onsite instructor-led training and consulting to reach the audience and learners across the globe. With Professional engagements in high-end IT technical training and consulting across the globe, he has access to all types of industries ranging from manufacturing to supply chain in areas of delivery training and implementation of software applications. Uwagbole’s current research interests is in the Distribution of Ledger Transaction and Application Blockchain to solve counterfeits issues. He is an Elsevier journal reviewer on AI and ML related journals and a Blockchain Institutions member of the Centre for Evidence-Based Blockchain (CEBB. Email: [email protected]

Dr Obinna Uguru

Dr Obinna Uguru is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Chemical Sciences. He is also the Coordinator, Internationalisation and Partnership Unit, Coal City University. Prior to this role, he served as a Researcher in the Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scotland.

He also worked as an adjunct lecturer in the School of Engineering and Built Environment, GCU, where he taught several courses, both at undergraduate and graduate levels. As Researcher, he has built and facilitated multi-disciplinary collaborative research partnerships amongst researchers working from Universities in Scotland, Malawi, and Zambia. Dr Uguru has experience spanning both Academia and Industry in a cross-functional professional environment with more than 7 years international experience. He has a BSc in Industrial Chemistry from EBSU (Nigeria) (1st Class Honours), MSc in Energy and Environmental Management (Distinction) and PhD in Sustainability in Built Environment both from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. His primary research focus and interests include: Chemistry and Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Climate Justice. Email: [email protected]

Professor Ikenna Uzuegbunam

Professor Ikenna Uzuegbunam is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Business Administration. Professor Uzuegbunam is an Associate Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business and the Director of the One- Year MBA program at the College of Business, Ohio University. He holds a B.Eng. Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, M.Sc. in Technology and Innovation Management from University of Sussex and PhD. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management.

His professional experience spans through three continents and includes works in energy, medical devices and non-profit sector. Uzuegbunam is the Founder and Strategy Director of Luno Ventures. His research focuses on the Sources, Resources and Forces that Impact Innovation and Entrepreneurship around the world. He is well published in high ranking peer reviewed journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Email: [email protected]

Nnamdi Madichie

Nnamdi Madichie is currently Research Fellow at the Bloomsbury Institute in London. Prior to that he was founder and director of the Centre for Research and Enterprise at the Institute. He is also Visiting Professor at both the Unizik Business School Awka Nigeria and Coal City University Enugu Nigeria. Professor Madichie is an experienced researcher with a passion for African Business Development cutting across Entrepreneurship, the Creative industries, regional integration and the sustainable development goals. He has published extensively in these areas including articles in academic and trade journals, books and book chapters as well as conferences and blog posts. Professor Madichie has served as external examiner across universities from the UK, Ghana, India, Jamaica and South Africa, and examined over two dozen MPhil and PhD students in that capacity.

Professor Madichie is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) – both of which demonstrate his recognition by UK professional bodies of international repute. Needless to add that he is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SHEA) of England & Wales.

Professor Patrick Ezepue

Professor Patrick Ezepue is a Visiting Professor of Applied Statistics & Business Analytics in the Department of Mathematics and computer Science. He is also a member, Committee for Academic Planning & Quality Assurance, Coal City University Enugu. Professor Ezepue is a Professor of Engineering and Mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University.

He has developed and supervised several PhD projects in areas of Information modelling and Statistics using a special corporate-academic model and has published scholarly articles in areas such as Stochastic Processes and their Application in Finance, Insurance, Economics, Banking and Business. Ezepue’s key research interests are Statistical Modelling and Informatics, Business Analytics and Decision support systems. He received his Master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria and obtained his PhD in Stochastic Modelling as a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Patrick is also Founder & Director of Research and Innovation, African Higher Education & Research. Email: [email protected]

Professor Celestine Iwendi

CELESTINE IWENDI is a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom, Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and listed among the top Africa Scientist by the Academy of Science of South Africa, International Science Council Regional Office Africa, visiting Professor with Coal City University Enugu, Nigeria and Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) with the School of Creative Technologies, University of Bolton, United Kingdom. He completed his second master’s degree in communication Hardware and Microsystem Engineering at Uppsala University, Sweden, 2008, ranked under 100 in the world University ranking and obtained a PhD in Electronics at University of Aberdeen, UK in 2013.

He is a highly motivated researcher with a wireless sensor network security book, and over 100 publications. He has a strong teaching emphasis on communication, hands-on experience, willing-to-learn and 19 years technical expertise and teaches Engineering team Project, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Networks, Electronics, Cybersecurity, Distributed Systems, and Control Systems. He has developed operational, maintenance, and testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, and systems; provided technical support and instruction to staff and customers. He is a wireless sensor network and AI Chief Evangelist, researcher, Community developer, Philanthropist and an International speaker in many top conferences and webinar.

A Board Member of IEEE Sweden Section (2017 to date). He is the Editor, International Journal of Engineering and Allied Disciplines 2015, Newsletter Editor, IEEE Sweden section- 2016-2018, Editor–in–Chief, Wireless Sensor Network Magazine, 2009, Committee Member, International Advisory Panel, International Conference on Marine, Ocean and Environmental Sciences and Technologies (MAROCENET) 2014-2016, Editor–in–Chief, Journal of Wireless Sensor Network, 2009, Advisory Board, International Journal of Innovative Computer Science and Engineering (IJICSE) 2013. He is the Co-chair of the special session on “Wireless Sensor Networks: Hardware/Software Design aspects for Industry” at the Prestigious International Conference of Industrial Technology ICIT. His research focuses on Wireless Sensor Networks, Cybersecurity, Security of Things (SoT), Machine Learning, AI, Communication Controls, Internet of Things (IoT), Electromagnetic Machines, 5G Networks and Low Power Communication Protocols. Email:[email protected]

Prof. Chuma Okoro

Prof. Chuma Okoro is a Visiting Professor in the Department Microbiology, Coal City University. He is currently a professor of Environmental Microbiology at Alex Ekweme Federal University. He got his first degree in Microbiology from University of Nigeria, Enugu, M.Sc. degree and PhD. Prof. Okoro was a UNESCO Scholar at the University of Tel-Aviv Israel in 1997 where he worked with Prof. Eugene Rosenberg on the production and development of biological surfactants.

Prof. Okoro invented a bioremediation technology in 1996 called “Sea Water Microbial Inocula” an efficient bioremediation technology that is presently used by a multinational oil company to manage oil spills in Nigerian mangrove swamps. At the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he did his Post-doctoral studies, Prof. Okoro established a very strong research collaboration with Prof. Gerrit Voordouw, leader of the Petroleum Microbiology Research group on production related problems of microbial origin in the oil and gas industry. The research produced over 20 published high impact research articles. Prof. Okoro has published widely in both local and international journals. He has research collaborations with the University of Calgary Canada, University of Tennessee, USA, University of Kwa-Zulu Nathal, South Africa and United States Geological Survey (USGS), Reston, Virginia. Email: [email protected]

Professor Chidiebere Ogbonnaya

Professor Chidiebere Ogbonnaya is a visiting Professor in the Department of Business Administration, Coal City University. He is currently a faculty member in Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour at University of Sussex Business School. He is also a co-lead for the Digit Centre’s Data Observatory, funded by UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Chidiebere’s research seeks to understand how and why employers adopt worker engagement practices to develop people’s knowledge, skills and abilities at work; provide opportunities for proactivity, flexibility and collaboration amongst workers, and ensure happier and more productive workers. His work in this area relates to the ‘Work, Learning and Wellbeing Evidence’ programme – a part of the ESRC funded ‘What Works Centre for Wellbeing’ project. Chidiebere publishes regularly in top journals. Email: [email protected]

Dr. Edwin Agwu

Dr. Edwin Agwu is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management Sciences, Coal City University. He is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is a researcher, a seasoned professional lecturer, management/training consultant and an accomplished educator/business manager with lecturing experience in various academic institutions in the United Kingdom, Ghana and Nigeria. He was formerly the Director of Quality Assurance and Academic Standards at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State.

He is an active researcher with more than sixty (60) publications and numerous citations in several International Journals and Conference proceedings. Dr Agwu has also published extensively on very diverse research topics related to the domains of competitive strategy, international business, corporate governance, consumer behaviour, products marketing, HR, SME management and adoption of technologies in financial services industries. He has also taught extensively on undergraduate and postgraduate programs and covered a broad range of courses such as Strategic Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management and Research Methods. Email: [email protected]

Prof. Paschal Anosike

Prof. Paschal Anosike is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management Sciences. He is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Director Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) at University of Wolver Hampton, United Kingdom. He is a Visiting Professor at prestigious universities in Ethiopia and Nigeria where he contributes to staff and students’ mentoring.

He specializes in full range systems of entrepreneurship from curriculum design to start up incubation and accelerators with sub-Saharan Africa as his focus. Professor Anosike has guided over 30 organizations to develop innovative ecosystems of education and human capital, published at top tier of authoritative rankings and spoken widely on these topics including several keynotes. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Management Practice and an adviser at the African Union. Anosike pioneered the publication and launch of the Africa Prosperity Index at World Economic Forum on Africa. Previously, he advised the Commonwealth/United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, British Council and Deutsche Gessellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit- the Development Agency of the German Government. Email: [email protected]

Prof. Adaeze Okoye

Prof. Adaeze Okoye is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Sciences Coal City University. She is a Senior faculty member at the University of Brighton. She has previously worked at the Canterbury Christian University, University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the University of Hull. Educated both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, she is a Barrister and Solicitor 0f the Supreme Court of Nigeria. An active researcher, she has written chapters in edited collections and peer reviewed articles in notable journals including Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and the International Journal of Law and Management.

Her monograph on Legal approaches and Corporate Social Responsibility was published by the Routledge Research in Corporate Law Series. She participated in the first annual Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law and Policy Workshop in June 2010. She was an Academic Fellow of the Honorable society of Inner Temple from 2015-2018 and upon completion of her tenure, became an Associate Academic Fellow. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. She is a member of the Libraries committee of the society of Legal Scholars. She was appointed to the Advisory Board for the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies Open Book Service in 2019. Email: [email protected]

Prof Paul Sunday Nnamchi

Prof Paul Sunday Nnamchi is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Science Coal City University. He is the current head of Biomedical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN), and has been with UNN, since 2008. Paul is the coordinator of the Royal Academy of Engineering ESUT Innovation and Entrepreneurship centre for Rural Sustainable Development: Renewable energy, Green materials, waste-to-energy and Sustainable agriculture.

Paul obtained his B.Eng. from Enugu State University of Science and Technology ESUT, M.Eng from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) The Netherlands, (Materials science and Engineering) and PhD in materials science and engineering from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. He has held scholarly appointments at Netherlands Institute for Metals research (NIMR), Max Planks Institute for Iron and Steel Research, Dusseldorf, Germany. He has also completed Post-doctoral fellowships in University of Sheffield and Northumbria University, both in United Kingdom with interdisciplinary research experience in new and emerging biomaterials designs, microstructure physics and self-healing materials. Paul is a fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (FIMMM, United Kingdom), He is a Chartered Engineer, (C.Eng., United Kingdom), and a Chattered Scientist (C.Sc., United Kingdom) and member of many International , including Institute of Physics (IOP, UK (2011) and a COREN registered Nigerian Engineer. Email: [email protected]

Professor Aminu Mamman

Professor Aminu Mamman is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management Sciences. He is a Professor of Management and International Development at the University of Manchester Global Development Institute. He is currently a Co-Lead Investigator of the 1.5 million euros European Commission funded research project on the impact of Globalization on management and business practices in Africa.

This is a research collaboration with researchers from Belgium, Germany and France. He was a former Director of the Centre for Organizations in Development at the University of Manchester. He has been the coordinator of Post Graduate Research at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. Professor Mamman has published more than 70 academic and non-academic work in the form of journal articles, books, book chapters, monographs and consultancy reports. His publications appeared in high ranking Journals such as Organization Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Management, International Business Review, and International Journal of Human Resource Management. Professor Mamman has pioneered research in the understanding of how interpretation of globalization influences managerial decision making. Before joining University of Manchester, Professor Mamman was a faculty member at Monash University Australia and Charles Darwin University Australia where he taught Strategic Management and Human Resource Management. He has been a visiting professor at Wight State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA; Hamdan bin Mohamed Smart University, Dubai; Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana; and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

Professor Mamman’s main research interest focuses on testing and extending management and organizational theories in international context. These are reflected in three strands of his research. The first strand examines the transfer of theoretical constructs and models of Organizational Excellence and Performance, Human Resource Management and Leadership to developing and transitional economies of Africa, Middle East and Asia. This strand also includes research that examines management innovation diffusion and knowledge appropriation in organizations. The second strand focuses on using managerial cognition theories to explore how managers in developing and transitional economies of Africa, Middle East and Asia interpret globalization and implications for strategic decision making. The third strand examines how building human and organizational capacity can help in the eradication of poverty in developing countries.
Professor Mamman has been employed as a consultant for high profile international Institutions and organizations such the World Bank, United Nations, Department for International Development UK and, African Development Bank. Email: [email protected]

Dr. Ogbonnia G. Ochonma

Dr. Ogbonnia G. Ochonma is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences Coal City University. He is an associate professor of Business Management and Strategy with additional interest in Hospital Management and Administration. He had all his post-secondary education in the United States with BS degree in Business Management (Finance) bias, Masters of Business Management (MBA) and a PHD in Business Management and Administration.

He has had extensive teaching and research experiences in his chosen field of education with over fifty (50) publications notably with City University of New York (CUNY) in the City of New York and Albany State University in Albany Georgia. His research and teaching experiences span through many areas including corporate strategy, small business management and business financial management. He equally has interest in hospital management strategy and improved access to health care. On his return to Nigeria, He has worked as both business and hospital management consultant with companies and establishments of noted reputations and has also picked up teaching appointments and presently with University of Nigeria. He has supervised many undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate thesis and dissertations spanning through many areas of my academic expertise and endeavors. I have attended many conferences in my academic fields of endeavor and have had many opportunities of being in academic administrative positions in several universities. Email: [email protected]

Dr. Ogbonnia G. Ochonma

Dr. Ogbonnia G. Ochonma is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences Coal City University. He is an associate professor of Business Management and Strategy with additional interest in Hospital Management and Administration. He had all his post-secondary education in the United States with BS degree in Business Management (Finance) bias, Masters of Business Management (MBA) and a PHD in Business Management and Administration.

He has had extensive teaching and research experiences in his chosen field of education with over fifty (50) publications notably with City University of New York (CUNY) in the City of New York and Albany State University in Albany Georgia. His research and teaching experiences span through many areas including corporate strategy, small business management and business financial management. He equally has interest in hospital management strategy and improved access to health care. On his return to Nigeria, He has worked as both business and hospital management consultant with companies and establishments of noted reputations and has also picked up teaching appointments and presently with University of Nigeria. He has supervised many undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate thesis and dissertations spanning through many areas of my academic expertise and endeavors. I have attended many conferences in my academic fields of endeavor and have had many opportunities of being in academic administrative positions in several universities. Email: [email protected]

Dr. Nasiru Taura

Dr. Nasiru Taura is a visiting Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Management Science Coal City. He is currently a senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

He is highly experienced in entrepreneurial process management, strategic innovation management, as well as design management and the unit leader for Entrepreneurial Mind Option of Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship. He obtained Masters in Management & Finance from Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom and PhD in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management from Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Prior to joining Bournemouth University, Dr. Nasiru Taura worked as an Associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University UK where he taught Finance and aspect of Entrepreneurial Finance.

Taura is extensively published in a number of peer reviewed publication in entrepreneurship & innovation, with significant expertise in theory building, quantitative & qualitative analysis in addition to several papers presented at leading Entrepreneurship and Innovation conferences around the world, Taura is the founder of PAICA Global a platform to help support African start-ups through online diaspora courses, access to crowd-funding, banks and investor networks, and providing links to appropriate mentors and like-minded businesses. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, UK. Email: [email protected].

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (PhD, MBA, Graduate Dip Law, Dip Coaching, BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Biochemistry, Certificates in Function and Data Modelling), is an Award-winning educator, with over 25 years’ experience in management, consulting, training and coaching.

She has worked with many industries, organizations, teams, leaders and entrepreneurs in diverse sectors all over the world from Financial Services, Housing, Government, Transportation, the Third sector, Professional Institutions, Education, and the Creative Arts. Dr Shaw is currently a Director at Moxie. Global Limited where she leads as a specialist advisor that helps create next generation organizations through collaborative transformation, distinctive behavior change and focused growth potential. She is Founder of 1000 Black Voices where she amplifies Black Voices for eradicating racism and strives to develop the resilience and empowerment of the Black community.

Dr. Nkechinyelu Edeh

Dr. Nkechinyelu Edeh is a lecturer in the field of Organizational Studies at Queen Mary University of London where she teaches Human Resource Management. She holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Aberystwyth University. She completed a Masters’ degree the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and a BSc. In Business Administration in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

Her research work covers issues of performance measurement and management, migration and its impact on identity, and inequality regimes, taking an intersectionality stance. I have studied Nigerian women working in the NHS, UK through the lens of intersectionality. This study focused on the mediating role of professional status in the experiences of first-generation Nigerian immigrant healthcare professionals. My research interests are interdisciplinary in nature and include Organizational Studies, Organizational Psychology, and Cultural Studies.

Prof. Godwin Oyedokun

Prof. Godwin Oyedokun is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management Sciences. He is a young but experienced multidisciplinary scholar-practitioner of good repute with over 25 years’ experience and over 27 professional qualifications, from both Nigeria and International professional bodies. He is the co-founder and the Chief Technical Consultant at OGE Professional Services –a firm of Chartered Accountants, Forensic Auditors & Tax Professional.

Godwin is a Professor of Forensic Accounting & Finance at Charisma University, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), British Overseas Territories of the United Kingdom, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management & Accounting of Lead City University Ibadan Nigeria. He also currently Lectures in the Department of Taxation, Nasarawa State University Keffi, while he was a one-time adjunct lecturer at Babcock University, South-Western University and McPherson University, all in Nigeria to mention few.

Professor Godwin is currently a Faculty member for the supervision of Postgraduate Students at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is also an External Examiner for undergraduate programme of the Accountancy Department, Faculty of Business Administration, Abia State University, Uturu Nigeria.

Prof. Godwin worked with Ibraheem Jimoh & Co Chartered Accountants as a Partner, Audit and Forensic Services, and as the Director- Tax, Forensic & Regulatory Services at Saffron Professional Services. He was the Head of Education, Research & Technical and the Head – Finance & ICT Departments of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He was the Senior Analyst- Enterprise Risk Management & Control at XL Management Services Ltd and the Accounts Manager (Head) at Bond Group of Companies.

Prof. Godwin attended Osun State College of Technology Esa- Oke Osun State of Nigeria for his National Diploma (ND) in Financial Studies and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy. Also, he holds B.Sc. in Accounting Education of the University of Ado- Ekiti, (now Ekiti State University), Nigeria. He bagged his MBA in Finance & Accounting and M.Sc Business & Applied Economics (Finance) at Olabisi Onabanjo University and M.Sc. & Ph.D. Accounting from Babcock University. He holds BSc Accounting & Finance (First Class); MSc in Taxation & Fiscal Policy and PhD in Forensic Accounting & Audit of Charisma University, United Kingdom; and the Advanced Certificate in Fraud Examination of South Africa Financial & Accounting Services Sector Education & Training Authority.

Prof. Godwin had attended several local and international conferences in the last 15 years with over 50 professional articles, 127 peered-reviewed academic articles, and 14 conference papers to his credit and he had contributed chapters to more than 10 textbooks and have 15 books to his credit. He has successfully supervised as a sole supervisor, 58 BSc Projects, 8 PGD Projects, 30 MSc Dissertations, and over 17 completed Ph.D research works in management, accounting, finance, taxation and forensic accounting & audit in Nigeria and overseas.

Prof. Godwin is a board member of Covenant Capital Business School of the Covenant Nation Church, Lagos and he is currently a member of Publication and Image committee having previously and a board member of Audit, Investigation and Forensic Accounting Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He is a Member, Capacity Building and Certification Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and the Treasurer of Lagos Branch of same CIBN having previously held a position of Assistant General Secretary. Godwin is also a member of Education Committee of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS). Email: [email protected]

Prof. Uchenna Ekwo

Prof. Uchenna Ekwo is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Sciences Coal City University. He is a journalist by training, a teacher by choice, mediator by temperament, Prof. Uchenna Ekwo is on the faculty of the Department of Mass Communications, Creative & Performing Arts and Speech, Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York, CUNY. Prof. Ekwo is also an adjunct professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark Campus where he also serves as Co-chair of the Annual Gershowitz Conference on Media and Democratic Governance. A scholar-practitioner, Ekwo was the founding President at the Center for Media & Peace Initiatives, New York- a media and policy think tank in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council.

He had an impressive career working in different media platforms – Radio Nigeria as reporter/editor for 12 years, Africa Independent Television (Assistant Manager News – 3 years), Daily Star Newspapers, Hints Magazine, and online including Al-Jazeera News Network. Born in Nigeria, Ekwo served as Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists in Enugu State (1994-1997) during the military regime in Nigeria. A frequent public speaker, Prof. Ekwo has delivered researched papers at international conferences across five continents including his 2012 address to the Pan African Parliament in South Africa on “Communication Strategies for Peace and Development in Africa.”

Ekwo serves on the board of Consortium for International Management, Policy & Development that works to inspire and promote collaborative working relationships towards the advancement of knowledge in public administration, public management, public policy and leadership development, among practitioners and academicians in various African countries and the diaspora. A public policy analyst, journalism instructor, and media consultant, Ekwo has authored four books to his credit: Media and Diaspora Strategies: Issues in Global Governance and Democratic Participation; Mass Media & Marketing Communications: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives; Reporting Conflicts-A practical guide to journalists; and Leadership & Journalism – Enduring Challenges, New Practices: The Convergence, Divergence of Press, Politics, and Power in Modern Democracies (forthcoming, Summer 2020). Prof. Ekwo is a recipient of numerous awards including Ambassador for Peace Award by the Universal Peace Federation based in the US and a nomination for the 2017 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize for his contributions towards “building inclusive and socially just communities in the United States.” His research interests are media convergence and Africa’s political economy. Email: [email protected]

Prof. Oludele Awodele