ELECHI FRANCA ASAWALAM

ELECHI  FRANCA ASAWALAM

ELECHI FRANCA ASAWALAM

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Biography

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

A.PERSONAL DATA                             

 

NAME                                              Elechi Franca ASAWALAM (Ph.D)

 NATIONALITY                               Nigerian

DEPARTMENT                                 Plant Health Management

 

 B.  EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED (WITH DATES)

 2000-2005               Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

 1996-1997               University of Ibadan,  Nigeria

 1988-1994               University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 1982-1988               Federal Government College, Okigwe ,  Imo State

 

ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS WITH DATES

 

2005                             Ph.D (Applied Entomology)

 1997                            M. Sc (Crop Protection)

 1994                            B.Sc (Hons) in Second Class Upper Division

 1988                            Senior Secondary School Certificate

 

 

CERTIFICATE COURSES

 

Diploma Certificate in Computer Operations by  Bethsida Computer Institute, Ibadan. 1996

 Certificate in Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards/Measures by USDA Washington DC.  December 11, 2010.

 Certificate in Curriculum development, Pest Risk Assessment and Research Skills in Insect Toxicology, Molecular Biology and Agriculture by Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. Texas, USA. December 2, 2010.

 Certificate in Food Safety and Pesticide Residue Analysis by Agri Life Extension, Texas A&M University Texas USA. November, 2010.

 Certificate of participation at a short course on “Sanitary and Phytosanitary /Measures for  Food  Security

and International trade”, September 29, 2012.

 Certificate of participation on “Gender Project training” by Nigerian Institute of Manpower Development and Industrial relations May, 14-16, 2013.

 Certificate of participation on “5-Day training for the Girls and Women on “Caasava processing, packaging and marketing” funded by Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with G-WIN Initiative and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike  on  26th-30th January, 2015.

 

 WORK EXPERIENCE

 PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE MOUAU

 

1997 – 1999         Environmental Consultant

Employer   Jawura Environmental Services

                   Key Responsibility

Supervision of Mangrove revegetation of Pipeline right of way located at Peterside, Kalibiama and Kuruama areas of Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State, for Wilbros Nigeria Ltd, Port Harcourt. Environmental Pollution studies, Environmental Impact assessment, Marine and natural resources conservation. Oil pollution management, Waste management and environmental Remediation.

 

1996 – 1997         Research Assistant

Employer   Pollutech Nigeria Limited

                   Key Responsibility

Industrial Pollution inventory of manufacturing companies in Lagos (A FEPA-World Bank project). Development of Environmental Management / Action plan for Akwa Ibom Rivers and Bayelsa States (A FEPA-World Bank project).

 

1994-1995     Crop Research Officer

Employer   Delta Agricultural Development Program, Ibusa, Delta State

                   Key Responsibility

Supervision of ADP special research project “Double alternate row cropping arrangement System”. Project goal was improvement of yield for resource poor farmers.

 

 WORK EXPERIENCE IN MOUAU

 2011 – Present     Associate Professor

Employer   Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

                   Key Responsibility

Teaching of Crop protection courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research focus on Biorational control of insects, Development of pesticides from plant products, development of semiochemical-based methods for monitoring and control of insects pests. Monitoring of Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) using parapheromones. Supervision of students’ projects and other administrative duties.

 

2011 - 2012          Visiting Scientist

Employer   Institute of Agricultural Research and Development, University of Port Harcourt

                   Key Responsibility

          Pest Risk assessment at the Institute’s farm.Research Focus on controlling infestation of    Dermestes Maculatus  Degeer in Cured fish using medicinal plants. Chairman of the seminar committee  Chairman of the Research and Development Committee . Member of Committee on report to “Federal Government” NEEDS” Assessment of Nigerian Universities delegation.  Participated at the “Institute of Agricultural Research and Development, University of Port Harcourt Five Year (2011-2016) Strategic Research Plan”

 

2008 - 2011          Senior Lecturer

Employer   Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

                   Key Responsibility

Teaching of Crop protection courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research focus on Biorational control of insects, Development of pesticides from plant products, development of semiochemical-based methods for monitoring and control of insects pests. Monitoring of Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) using parapheromones. Supervision of students’ projects and other administrative duties.

 

2005 - 2008          Lecturer 1

Employer   Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

                   Key Responsibility

Teaching of Crop protection courses at the undergraduate and graduate Diploma levels. Research focus on Development of pesticides from plant products. Supervision of students’ projects and other administrative duties.

 

2002 - 2005          Lecturer 11

Employer   Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

                   Key Responsibility

Teaching of Crop protection courses at the undergraduate and graduate Diploma levels. Research focus on Development of pesticides from plant products. Supervision of students’ projects and other administrative duties.

 

1999 - 2002          Assistant Lecturer

Employer   Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

                   Key Responsibility

Teaching of Crop protection courses at the undergraduate. Research focus is on Development of pesticides from Plant products. Supervision of students’ projects and other administrative duties.

 

 ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 DEANSHIP/HEADSHIP

 

Ag. Head, Department of Plant Health Management, MOUAU, 2017 - date

 Ag. Head, Department of Plant Health Management, MOUAU, 2012 - 2014

 

 MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

 

-Co ordinator, Departmental   undergraduate Programme       (2014-2016)

-Member, University Senate December 2012-2014,  2017 – till date

- Hall Warden, Female Hostel C, MOUAU (2007-2010)

- Chairman, College Committee on ‘’HIGH DAWN’’          

- Member, College Committee on inaugural lecture

- Member, College Committee on Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)          

- Member, College committee on organization of seminar for the college

- Coordinator, UGC 200 Level in the college  (2011-2012)

- Coordinator, Departmental   under graduate seminar    (2003-2010, 2014-Date)

- Coordinator, Departmental   postgraduate Programme       (2011-2012)

- Member, Departmental Committee on strategic plans for the Department

- Member, Departmental Committee on revenue generating activities at the Department

- Member, Departmental research proposal committee

- Member, Departmental Curriculum Development committee

- College Representative in CASAP College board

-Member, Research project on ameliorating effect of Biochar on soil properties, yield, crude protein content and insect infestations in  Soybean (Glycine max) in an acidic ultisol of South Eastern Nigeria

- Member, Agricultural Extension, Education and Gender issues research committee

-Member, Soils, Agroclimatology and Environmental Management research committee

- Member, Monitoring committee for research project code no. BGE/07/01

- Member, University committee on review of ACU/FCO chevening scholarship programme

  in public relations, communication and human resource management

- Member University Prayer committee

- Representative of Dean Post graduate school on external examination in the Department

 of Biological Sciences, MOUAU.

- Representative of Dean Post graduate school on external examination in the Department

 of Rural Sociology and Extension, MOUAU.

- Representative of Dean Post graduate school on  Ph.D external examination of a candidate in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Management, MOUAU in January, 2014

- Representative of Dean Post graduate school on  Ph.D external examination of two candidates in the Department of Chemistry, MOUAU in March, 2014

- Representative of Dean College of Crop and Soil Sciences during the twentieth orientation programme for the 2012/2013 fresh students 11th January, 2013

 

 COMMUNITY SERVICES

 Bursary award to FOUR (4) female Agricultural students in Umuaro Umunumu Ehime Mbano L.G.A. Imo State in order to encourage them in the field of Agriculture  (2010).

 Donation of Textbooks to students of Girls’ Secondary School Owerri Imo State in collaboration with Association of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors (2013).

 

 SERVICES ON PUBLIC BODIES

 -Secretary, Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike

-Member, Education committee, Umuahia Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Organisation (UDCCWO)

-Patroness, Final Year Forum, Nigeria Federation of Catholic Students (NFCS) 2010/2011 session

-Patroness, Altar Boys’ Association, St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike

-Secretary, Constitution Review committee, Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike

 

MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIO-CULTURAL GROUPS

 - Member, Catholic Charistmatic Renewal Movement (CCRM)

- Member, Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike

-Member, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Women Association (MOUAUWA)

-Member, Aladinma Umuaro  Women Association

 

SERVICES TO LEARNED AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES

 - Chairperson, Publicity Sub- Committee of the Local Organising Committee for the 38th Annual conference of Nigeria Society for Plant Protection (NSPP) held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike  in  March 2013

-  Member, Local Organising Committee of the Annual conference of the Entomological   Society of Nigeria held at  National Root Crop Research Institute  (NRCRI) Umudike  Nigeria in October, 2008.

- Collaborating partner: African Fruit Fly Initiative (AFFI) of International Centre of

  Insect Physiology and Ecology Nairobi, Kenya

-Assistant National Financial Secretary, Association of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors  (ANWAD)

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

 Member, Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

Member, International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES)

Member, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Trieste, Italy.

Agricultural society of Nigeria (ASN)

Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN)

Nigerian Society for Plant protection (NSPP)

Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON)

Association of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors Inc. (ANWAD)

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOK

 Asawalam E. F.  (2011) Evaluation of plant products for the control of maize weevil  Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) Germany 244 pages.

Journal articles

 Asawalam, E. F. and S. O. Adesiyan (2001). Comparison of nematicidal potentials of Azadirachta indica and carbofuran (furadan) on growth and yield of root – knot nematode infested okra. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, 3 (1): 85 – 92.

 Asawalam, E. F. and S. O. Adesiyan (2001). Potentials of Ocimum basilicum (Linn.) for the control of maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais) (Motsch.) .Nigerian Agricultural Journal, 32: 195 – 201.

 Asawalam, E. F .and U. E. Arukwe (2004). Effect of combination of some plant powders on the control of Sitophilus zeamais Motsch. Nigerian Agricultural Journal, 35: 76 – 85.

 Asawalam, E. F. and S. O. Adesiyan, (2004). Evaluation of powders of Ocimum basiculum Linn and Acalypha wilkesiana Mull – Arg. Against Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) Coleoptera : Bruchidae in stored Cowpea and their effects on nutritional composition of treated grains. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research, 13:91-95

 Asawalam, E. F. (2005). Effect of powders of Ocimum basilicum (Linn) as protectants against Sitophilus oryzae L. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research .14:94-97

 Asawalam, E. F, (2005). Control of Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, maize weevil with Acalypha wilkesiana (Mull – Arg.) Leaf powders and it’s effect on food components of maize Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research. 15: 86-90

 Asawalam E.F. Emosairue S.O, Ekeleme F and R. Wokocha (2005) Effect of combination of Piper. guineense (Schum and Thonn) and Capsicum. frutescens (L.) seed powder for the Control of Maize weevil, Sitophilus. zeamais Motschulsky, (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research . 15: 73-78

 Asawalam, E. F. (2006). Effect of four plant extracts on the infestation of Cowpea Vigna unguiculata L. Walp by Megalurothrips sjostedti (Trybom) and Mylabris pustulata Thunberg. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 12, 1: 19-21

 Asawalam E.F, Emosairue S.O, and Hassanali A (2006) Bioactivity of Xylopia aetiopica (Dunal) A. Rich essential oil constituents on maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky). Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry.5, 1: 1195-1204

 Asawalam E.F, (2006) Insecticidal and repellent properties of Piper guineense Seed oil extract for the Control of Maize Weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 5, 3:1389-1394

 Asawalam E.F and Emosairue S.O. (2006) Comparative efficacy of Piper guineense (Schum and Thonn) and Pirimiphos methyl dust against Sitophilus zeamais Motsch. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 6: (2)143-148

 Asawalam E.F, Emosairue S.O, Ekeleme F., R. Wokocha and Hassanali A. (2006) Constituents of the essential oil of Vernonia amygdalina as Sitophilus zeamais Coleoptera: Curculionidae (maize weevil) protectant. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 6: (3), 95-102

 Asawalam E.F, Emosairue S.O, Ekeleme F and R. Wokocha (2006) Insecticidal effects of powdered parts of eight Nigerian plant species against maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Nigerian Agricultural Journal 37:106-113.

 Asawalam E.F, Emosairue S.O, Ekeleme F and R. Wokocha (2007) Efficacy of Piper guineense (Schum and Thonn) seed extracts against maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky as is influenced by different extraction solvents. International Journal of Pest Management 53, (1): 1-6

 Asawalam E F., Emeasor K.C, Adieze O (2007) Influence of some soil amendments on insect pest infestation and damage to okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench) in Umudike, Abia State Research Journal of Biological Sciences 2: (1), 108-111.

 Asawalam E F.,. Emeasor K.C, Okezie J.C .(2007) Control of pests of some Capsicum species (Pepper) cultivars using soil amendments in Umudike Nigeria Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 6, (4):1975-1979

 Asawalam E.F., Emosairue S.O,  and Hassanali A. (2008) Contribution of different constituents to the  toxicity of the essential oil constituents of Vernonia amygdalina (Compositae) and Xylopia aetiopica (Annonaceae) on maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) African Journal of Biotechnology 7,(16) 2957-2962.

 Asawalam E.F., Emosairue S.O, and Hassanali A. (2008) Essential oil of Ocimum. grattissimum (Labiatae) as Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) repellent African Journal of Biotechnology 7,(20) 3771-3776. 

 Asawalam E. F.,  Ekesi S. and Ibeabuchi O.K. (2009) Monitoring  population of the  African Invader Fly, Bactrocera invadens ( Drew, Tsuruta & White) [Diptera: Tephritidae] with Methyl Eugenol and Nulure on Citrus in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Entomology 26:47-50

 Asawalam, E. F. and Chukwu E. U. (2012).  The effect of intercropping Okra with Ginger on the population of Flea beetle, Podagrica sjostedti Jacoby (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and Whitefly Bemisia tabaci Genn (Homoptera: Alerodidae) and the yield of Okra in Umudike Abia State Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 3 (3) 300-304.

 Asawalam, E. F. and Dioka U. J. (2012). Evaluation of toxicity of Dennetia tripetela  Baker F. and Curcuma longa L. rhizomes against Cowpea seed bruchid Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) Coleoptera: Bruchidae.  Agricultural Science Research Journal 2 (6) 308-311.

 Asawalam, E. F. and Nwachukwu J. C. (2012) Incidence of Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta & White (Diptera: Tephritidae) infestations on Mango (Mangifera indica) trees in Abia State, Nigeria.  Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment  13 (1) 61-64.

 Asawalam E.F., Ebere E.U. and Emeasor K.C. (2012) Effect of some Plant products on the control of rice weevil Sitophilus oryzae (L.) Coleoptera: curculionidae. Journal of medicinal plants Research 6 (33) 4811-4814.

Asawalam E.F. and Igwe U. (2012). Insecticidal Potentials of Curcuma longa L. rhizomes and Cymbopogon citratus leaves extracts against the Khapra beetle (Trogoderma grananrium Everts) (Coleoptera:Dermestidae) on stored groundnut.  Agricultural Science Research. Journal 2(9) 534-538.

Asawalam E.F. and Chukwuekezie A.L (2012). Control of maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) using extracts of Gnetum africana (Afang) leaves and Curcuma longa L. (Turmeric) rhizomes. International Journal of Agricultural Science 2(9) 262-265.

Asawalam E.F, Muoneke, C.O,  and Efurumibe  P. (2012). Effect of Intercropping of Cowpea Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp with Turmeric Curcuma longa (L.) on the major insect pest infestation and yield of cowpea in Umudike Nigeria.  TWOWS Africa International Journal of Science and Technology 3(1&2) 1-10.

Asawalam, E. F. and Osondu H. A. (2013) Control of field insect pests of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) L. Walp in Umudike Nigeria using medicinal plant extracts. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment 14(1&2) 31-37

 Asawalam E.F. (2013). Monitoring and managing Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta and White (Diptera: Tephritidae) on sweet oranges using Methyl eugenol in Abia State Nigeria  Journal of ANWAD   1 (1)  202-207.

Nwachukwu , I.D. and Asawalam E.F (2014)  Evaluation of freshly prepared juice from  Garlic (Allium sativum L as biopesticide against the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch.) Coleoptera:Curculionidae.  Journal of Plant Protection Research 54(2) 132-138.

Asawalam, E. F. and Onu L. (2014) Evaluation of some plant powders against Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Everts) Coleoptera:Dermestidae on stored groundnut. Advancement in Medicinal Plant Research 2(2) 27-33.

 Echereobia, C.O.,  Asawalam, E.F. , Emeasor, K.C., Nwana, I.E.and Sahayaraj, K.. (2014) Efficacy of Microwave irradiation on the postharvest control of Cowpea Bruchid, (Callosbruchus maculatus) Coleoptera:Bruchidae on stored cowpea. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture  4(11) 1305-1313.

 Echereobia, C.O, Asawalam, E.F. , Emeasor, K.C., Nwana, I.E.and Sahayaraj, K. (2014) Efficacy of gamma irradiation for the control of Cowpea Bruchid, (Callosbruchus maculatus F.)  International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 17(2) 1805-1810.  

 Asawalam, E. F. and Anaeto C. G. (2014) Laboratory evaluation of five botanicals as protectants against cowpea bruchid Callosobruchus maculatus F. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) on stored cowpea. Advancement in Medicinal Plant Research 2(2) 41-46.

 

Conference proceedings

Asawalam, E. F. and S. O. Adesiyan (2002). Efficacy of Acalypha wilkesiana on storability and food components of rice. Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of Agricultural Society of Nigeria held at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. November 16 – 20. Pp 83 – 85.

 Asawalam, E. F. (2004) Evaluation of insecticidal activity of Piper guineense and Capsicum frutescens seed powder on Dermestes maculatus Degeer, Fish beetle. Proceedings of the 38th Annual conference of Agricultural Society of Nigeria held at the College of Agriculture, Lafia, Nasarawa State Nigeria. October 17-21, Pp 580- 583.

 Asawalam E.F, and Hassanali A. (2005) Characterization of Xylopia aetiopica and Vernonia amygdalina essential oils Proceedings of the 39th Annual conference of Agricultural Society of Nigeria held at the University of Benin Edo State Nigeria. October 9-13, Pp 48- 50.

 Asawalam E. F. and Nwahiri N. F. (2009) Incidence of the  African Invader Fly, Bactrocera invadens ( Drew, Tsuruta & White) [Diptera: Tephritidae] on Mango Mangifera indica trees in Nigeria: A case study of Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State. Proceedings of the Third world Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) African Regional conference held at the ECOWAS Commission  Abuja, Nigeria. November 16-20, Pp 360- 365.

 

INVITED PAPERS

 “Use of lures in monitoring and mass trapping of Bactrocera invadens” ( Drew, Tsuruta & White) [Diptera: Tephritidae] in Nigeria. An invited paper at  the First National Stakeholders Workshop on Fruit Flies “Creating awareness on impact and management of fruit flies in horticultural crops in Nigeria” held at National Horticultural Institute Ibadan Oyo State. August, 11-12, 2009.

 “Semiochemicals in Integrated Pest Management: An African Perspective” An invited paper at  the Department of Entomology seminar series held at Conference room Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University,  October 11, 2010.

 “Risk assessment: Importance of risk assessment in SPS decision-making”. An invited paper at a short course on “Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures in Agriculture” organized by “United States Department of Agriculture” and “Nigeria Agriculture and Quarantine Service”  held at Conference Centre University of Ibadan,  Oyo State. September 24-29, 2012.

 “International Standards for Phytosanitary measures (ISPMs)”. An invited paper presented  at a short course on “Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures in Agriculture” organized by United States Department of Agriculture and Nigeria Agriculture and Quarantine Service  held at Conference Centre University of Ibadan,  Oyo State.September 24-29, 2012.

 “Social Networks: Portals of Truth and Faith; New spaces for Evangelization”. Paper presented  during the 2013 celebration of year of faith at St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike on 28th May, 2013.

 “Student – Lecturer Relationship”. Paper presented  to National Association of Plant Health Management Students (NAPHMS), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike on  the occasion of “NAPHMS Home coming” held on 19th June, 2013.

 “Fruitflies Biology, Economic Importance and Management”. An invited paper at a One day training and sensitization Workshop on Fruit Flies suppression Techniques for farmers, ADPs officials and researchers held at National Root Crop Research Institute Umudike, Abia State. July, 17, 2013.

 “Fruitflies Biology, Economic Importance and Management”. An invited paper at a One day training and sensitization Workshop on Fruit Flies suppression Techniques for farmers, ADPs officials and researchers held at Nigeria Export Promotion Council Makurdi, Benue State. November, 20, 2013

 “West African fruit value chains: Capacity building for fruit fly control technology dissemination” An invited paper at a workshop held at National Horticultural Research Institute Ibadan, Oyo State.  November 4, 2014.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

 

International Congress of Entomology”,  Orlando,  Florida September 25- 30, 2016

 International Workshop on “Sanitary and Phytosanitary /Measures for Food  Security and Internatiional trade”, September 24- 29, 2012

 Training workshop on “Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards” held at United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conference room, Washington DC, USA. August, 9-13, 2010.

 Training workshop on “Pest Risk Assessment” held at Texas A&M University, College Station-Texas USA. November, 1-5, 2010.

 Training workshop on “Teaching Excellence” held at Texas A&M University, College Station-Texas USA. September 3- November 16, 2010.

 Third world Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) 4th General Assembly and International conference on “Women Scientists in a changing World” held at the Continental Grand Hotel Beijing, China. June 27-30, 2010.

 Third world Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) African Regional conference on “Gender and Millennium Development Goals (MDGS)” held at the ECOWAS Commission Abuja, Nigeria. November 16-20, 2009.

 Annual conference of Africa Genome Initiative (4th Africa Genome Education Institute and Science Leadership Conference) held at Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset - Cape town, South Africa, 22-25 March 2006.

 Annual conference of Africa Genome Initiative (Africa Genome Education Institute) on ‘’A time to heal: Cracking Africa’s killer Diseases’’ held at Windsor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 21-24 March 2005.

 International workshop on Industrial Pollution Management for sustainable community development held at Ibom Hall, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, June, 1998.

 International seminar on “Conflict Resolution” organized by the Institute of African studies, California state University, Sacramento and Nigeria Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER), held at the conference center, University of Ibadan, January 27-28, 1997.

 

 NATIONAL CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

 One day training and sensitization Workshop on Fruit Flies suppression Techniques for farmers, ADPs officials and researchers held at Nigeria Export Promotion Council Makurdi, Benue State. November, 20, 2013

 One day training and sensitization Workshop on Fruit Flies suppression Techniques for farmers, ADPs officials and researchers held at National Root Crop Research Institute Umudike, Abia State. July, 17, 2013

 Training workshop on “Gender Project planning and effective implementation” by Nigerian Institute of Manpower Development and Industrial relations held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State May, 14-16, 2013.

 Annual conference of the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection on “Plant protection strategies for emerging Risks in Agriculture” held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State. 10-14th March, 2013.

 Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigerian on “Horticulture for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability in a changing climate held at Federal University of Technology, Owerri Imo State. November 11-15, 2012.

 First National Stakeholders Workshop on Fruit Flies “Creating awareness on impact and management of fruit flies in horticultural crops in Nigeria” held at National Horticultural Institute Ibadan Oyo State. August, 11-12, 2009.

 Annual conference of Entomological society of Nigeria on “Entomological Challenges in Sustainable Agricultural Development” held at National Root Crop Research Institute Umudike Abia state, 5 – 8 October, 2008.

 Annual conference of Entomological society of Nigeria on “Insect in industrial development and national security” held at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Osun state, 7 – 12 October, 2007.

 Annual conference of Entomological society of Nigeria on “Insect in industrial development and national security” held at l University of Agriculture Makurdi Benue State, 8­-11 October, 2006.

 Annual conference of Agricultural society of Nigeria on “Enhancing Agricultural Resource base for Youth Employment, Industrial Development and Export “ held at University of Benin, Edo State, 9-13 October 2005.

 Annual conference of Entomological society of Nigeria on “Insect in industrial development and national security” held at Federal University of Technology, Akure, 3 – 7 October, 2004.

 Annual conference of Agricultural society of Nigeria on “Agriculture: A basis for Poverty Eradication and Conflict Resolution “ held at Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 20 – 24 October 2002.

Annual conference of Agricultural society of Nigeria on “Enhancing Agricultural Resource base for Youth Employment, Industrial Development and Export “ held at University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 16 – 18 September, 2001.

 Annual conference of Weed Science Society of Nigeria on “Weed Management in the next Millennium” held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 14 – 16 November 1999.

 Annual conference of the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection on “Plant protection Strategies and the challenges of the poverty Alleviation in the New Millennium” held at Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, 24 – 28 September 2000.

 Building consensus Workshop on Rivers and Bayelsa States environmental action plan for environmental protection held at the civic centre, Port Harcourt, December 20, 1996.

 Workshop on Environmental protection and Management for Draft State Environmental Action plan of Cross Rivers State held at Calabar, March 1998.

 National workshop on Hazardous Chemical Tracking by World Bank, Federal Environmental protection Agency (FEPA) and University of Ibadan linkage center for Hazardous waste management and cleaner production Technology held at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Lagos, March, 1998.

 Training workshop on Environmental Management held at Wilbros Nigeria Limited, Choba, Port Harcourt, October, 1998.

 

RESEARCH EXTENSION WORK

 

-Member, Research extension team on effect of Biochar on soil properties, yield, vegetative and flowering pests of   crops, collaborating with farmers in Amawom Ikwuano L.G.A and Lodu, Ndume in Umuahia North L.G.A, Abia State on use of biochar for soil amendment and insect control. 2013-Date.

 

 SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, DISTINCTION AND FELLOWSHIPS

 1988    :      Federal Government College Okigwe – Best-behaved girl award.

2002  :      Federal Government of Nigeria Bursary award for Ph.D programme

2004-2007:  Research Scholar; International Centre of Insect Physiology

                    and Ecology Nairobi,Kenya, funded by The third World Organisation for

                    Women in Science, Trieste- Italy.

2010:          Visiting Scientist; Department of Entomology,

                    Texas A&M University, College Station-Texas USA sponsored by USDA

                     Washington DC and USAID

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS

-        Pesticide Residue Analysis

-        Insect Physiology

-        Principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

-        Food Toxicology

-        HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)

-        Insect Toxicology

-        US Plant Protection Quarantine and Food Safety Systems:

-        Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) standards and procedures in

Agricultural produce and marketing

-        Library trainings on ‘End note, Ref work basics and Citation Tracking Databases

-        Aflatoxin testing

-        Characterization of bioactive compounds from plants using Gas Chromatograph

-        GC Analysis of plant products to obtain GC profiles for identification of their active constituents using the Mass Spectroscopy.

-        Writing syllabi that engage and motivate students

-        Lecturing well

-        Engaging the students in a classroom discussion

-        Why Clickers?

-        Creating Rubrics to clarify expectations from students work

-        Teaching Portfolio

-        Developing Critical Thinking 

-        Teaching Large classes

 

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

 

2004-2007  Research Scholar at International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology Nairobi, Kenya.

       

Research Activities:

Characterization of active constituents of some plants from Nigeria for biorational control of insect pests of crops in the field and store. 

 

August-Dec.

 2010                  Visiting Scientist at   Texas A&M University Texas, USA.

       

Research Activities:

Sanitary and phytosanitary measures for food security and international trade.

Pest Risk Analysis and Pesticide Residue Analysis

 

 

SKILL SET

 

      Spreadsheet    -        MS Excel

     Integrated        -         MS PowerPoint

     Word Processing       -        MS Word, WordPerfect

     Statistical                  -        SAS, R –analysis

      Library           -        End Note, Refworkbasics,

                                       Citation Tracking Databases

 

 

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

 English: Excellent

 French:  Working knowledge

 

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR

Volleyball, Travelling, Reading.