Dr Uzoma Anthony Uwandu

Dr Uzoma Anthony Uwandu, PhD.

Professor of Philosophy

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

  1. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1985 – 1992
  2. Bigard Memorial Seminary, Ikot Ekpene &Enugu (Affiliates of the Pontifical Urban University, Rome)  – 1974 – 1981
  3. St. Peter Claver’s Seminary, Okpala, Imo State    –      1967; 1970 – 1973
  4. St. Mary’s Seminary, Umuowa, Orlu, Imo State   –      1965 – 1966
  5. St. Gregory’s School, Amaigbo, Imo State.            –       1959 – 1964

 

QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED

  1. Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Feb. 1992
  2. M.A., Philosophy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Oct. 1987
  3. P.G.D.E., Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Aug. 1986
  4. B.Phil. (Hons), Philosophy, (Magna Cum Laude Probatus) Pontifical Urban University, Rome  -March 1979
  5. B.D. (Hons), Sacred Theology, (Cum Laude Probatus) Pontifical Urban University, Rome  –   June 1981
  6. Diploma in Religious Studies, Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu  – Feb. 1981
  7. C.E. Advanced Level, West African Examinations Council   –  Nov. 1974
  8. C.E. Ordinary Level, University of London Jan. 1973
  9. First School Leaving Certificate 1964

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

  1. Professor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri       From   2007- To Date
  2. Associate Professor, Federal University of Technology,     Owerri  –   2003 – 2007
  3. Senior Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri   –  1996 – 2003
  4. Lecturer I, Federal University of Technology, Owerri 1993 – 1996
  5. Lecturer I, Abia State University, Uturu 1992
  6. Lecturer II, Imo State University, Okigwe 1988 – 1991
  7. Assistant Lecturer, Imo State University, Okigwe 1988 – 1989
  8. Visiting Lecturer, Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri 1992 – Date
  9. Co-ordinator, Distant Education Programme, Abia State University, Uturu (Owerri Centre)  – 1995
  10. Graduate Teacher, Imo State Schools Management Board 1981 – 1988.

 

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

  1. Director, Directorate of General Studies, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)  –  2016- Date
  2. Pioneer Head of Department, Department of  Philosophy of Science and Technology, FUTO – 2009-2011
  3. Head of Department, Department of Philosophy of Science and Technology, FUTO  –  2011-2013
  4. Associate Dean, Postgraduate School, FUTO        August 2004-2006
  5. Associate Dean, Postgraduate School, FUTO 2006-2008
  6. Head of Department, General Studies Unit, FUTO Feb.   2000-2002
  7. External Examiner, Department of Philosophy, Madonna University, Okija.  –   2006-2010
  8. External Examiner, Department of Philosophy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.  –  2007 – 2010.
  9. External Examiner, Department of Philosophy, Imo State University, Owerri,  –   2008 – 2012
  10. External Examiner, Spiritan Institute of Philosophy, Isienu, Nsukka. –   2008 – Date.
  11. External Examiner, Claretian Institute of Philosophy, Nekede, Imo State.  –  2010 – Date.
  12. External Examiner, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.    –  2014- Date
  13. External Assessor for Professorial promotions for many Universities.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY/SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT COMMITTEES

  1. Member, Senate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).  –  2000 – 2002
  2. Member, Senate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).  –    2004 – Date
  3. Member, Senate Examinations Committee.       –  2004 – 2008
  4. Member, Committee on the Review of Senate Decisions on Inter-Departmental and Inter-University Transfers.    –    2000 – 2001
  5. Member, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the Admission and Matriculation Exercise.   –   2004 – 2006
  6. Member, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Students’ Union Govt. (SUG) Disturbances within the 24th Matriculation Week.  –     2006
  7. Member, Senate Advisory Committee on Students’ Discipline.  –  2001 – 2003
  8. Member, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Academic Malpractice (‘SORTING’).  –   2004 – 2008
  9. Member, Senate Committee on Sale of Text Books, Handouts, and Collection of Unauthorized Levies/Fees.    2004 – 2008
  10. Member, University Admissions Committee.      –        2004 – 2008
  11. Member, Estimate Committee.         –      1994 – 2002
  12. Member, Board of Postgraduate School.        –       2004 – 2008
  13. Member, School of Management Tech. (SMAT) Board of Studies.    –  1993 – 2007; 2010- Date
  14. Member, SMAT Postgraduate Committee.  –  1997 – 2007; 2010 – Date
  15. Member, SMAT Computing Facilities    –      1993 – 2007
  16. Member, SMAT Research Committee   –      2000 – 2002
  17. Member, SMAT Strategic Planning Committee 2000 – 2007; 2010 – Date
  18. Member, General Studies Departmental Board.    –       1993 – 2010
  19. Member, FUTO Planning and Implementation Committee of the Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair (NURESDEF).  – 2004
  20. Member, Ag. Vice-Chancellor’s Task Force on Results. 2005 – 2006
  21. Member, Committee on Clean and Green Environment, FUTO.  –   2007 – 2010
  22. Chairman, Postgraduate Results Committee.      –    2007 – 2008
  23. Chairman, Department of Philosophy of Science and Technology Board of Studies.   –   2010 – Date

 

STUDENTS ADVISORSHIP IN FUTO

  1. SIWES Supervision           1993 – 2004
  2. Patron Staff Advisor to Sacred Heart Seminary, Port Harcourt Old Boys Association, FUTO Chapter. –  1993 – 2004

 

INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY SERVICES

  1. Chairman, Diocesan Pastoral Council, Catholic Diocese of Orlu.   –  2009 – Date
  2. Vice-President, Amaigbo Town Union. 2005 -2009
  3. Chairman, Amaigbo Town Union, Owerri Branch.     –   2002 – 2008
  4. Vice-Chairman, Amaigbo Town Union, Owerri Branch. 2000 – 2002
  5. Chairman, Board of Governors, King Jaja High School, Amaigbo.  –    2003 – 2009
  6. Chairman, Education Committee, Amaigbo Town Union.   –    2006 – 2009
  7. Member, Research and Strategy Committee, Amaigbo Town Union.    –     2002 – 2009
  8. Member, Committee on Higher Education, Amaigbo Town Union   –    2002 – 2009
  9. President, St. Peter Claver Seminary, Okpala Old Boys Association, Eastern Zone  –    1993 – 1995
  10. Guest Lecturer, NYSC, Orientation Programme, Imo State. 1992 – 1995
  11. Patron of Life, Pro-Life Movement, FUTO.    –    2007 – Date
  12. Patron of Life, PrLife Movement, Seat of Wisdom Seminary  – 2011- Date
  13. Patron, Blue Army Association, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish, Akwakuma, Owerri   –   2007 – Date
  14. Patron, Mass Servers Association, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish, Akwakuma, Owerri    –    2009 – Date
  15. Chairman, Harvest and Bazaar Committee, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish, Akwakuma, Owerri.  –    2007 – 2008
  16. Chairman, Harvest and Bazaar Committee, St. Gregory’s Catholic Parish, Amaigbo. –  2009 – 2010

 

PUBLICATIONS JOURNALS

  1. Uzoma, A. U. (2001)Heidegger on Technology: A Philosophical Appraisal”, Journal of Liberal Studies, Vol. 9. No. 1 & 2, ISSN 0794-9928, (Nsukka: University of Nigeria), pp. 340 – 347.
  2. Uzoma, A. U. (2001) “Philosophical Analysis of Nigeria’s Educational and Political Instability”, Review of Arts and Social Science: Quarterly Journal of Inter University Friendship Association: Vol. II, No. 3, ISSN 1119 – 961 X, (Owerri: General Studies Dept., FUTO), pp. 10 – 19.
  3. Uzoma, A. U. (2001)    “John Locke’s Theory of Law as the Principle of Political Freedom: A Philosophical Reflection on the Attitude of Nigerians to the Nigerian Constitution”, Review of Arts and Social Science: Quarterly Journal of Inter University Friendship Association: Vol. II, No. 3, ISSN 111 – 961 X, (Owerri: General Studies Dept., FUTO), pp. 51 – 59.
  4. Uzoma, A. U. (2003) “The Metaphysical Role of the Word (Okwu) in African Traditional Medicine”, Inter-World Journal Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1, ISSN 1597 – 488 X, (Owerri: R Durson Associates), pp. 31 – 42.
  5. Uzoma, A. U. (2003) “Causality and Ontological Order: An Igbo (African) Perspective”, Inter-World Journal of Management and Developmental Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, ISSN 1597 – 488 X, (Owerri: R Durson Associates), pp. 40 – 48.
  6. Uzoma, A. U. (2003) “Faith and A Morally Based Value of the Individual in Soren Kierkegaard’s Philosophy”, Inter-World Journal of Management and Developmental Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, ISSN 1597 – 488 X, (Owerri: R Durson Associates), pp. 10 – 22.
  7. Uzoma, A. U. (2005)   “The Place of the Word (Okwu) in African Philosophy”, Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Language and Communication Studies (NJOLCS), Vol. 2, No. 1, ISSN 1597-0027, (Nsukka: University of Nigeria), pp. 77 – 102.
  8. Uzoma, A. U. (2005) “The Metaphysical Dimension of Language”, Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Language and Communication Studies (NJOLCS), Vol. 2, No. 1, ISSN 1597-0027, (Nsukka: University of Nigeria), pp. 177 – 191.
  9. Uzoma, A. U. (2005) “Responsibility, Parenthood and the Ontological Status of the Unborn Child”, Amamihe: Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 3, ISSN 1597 – 0779, (Owerri: Imo State University), pp. 203 – 218.
  10. Uzoma, A. U. (2005) “Power and Authority in Igbo Politics: A Metaphysical Perspective”, Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 2, ISSN 1597-488X (Owerri: Imo State University), pp. 84 – 94.
  11. Uzoma, A. U. & Onwueme F. O. (2006) “The Metaphysical and Existential Faces of Death”, Inter-World Journal Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 2, ISSN 1597 – 488 X (Owerri: R Durson Associates), pp. 106 – 112, http:www.durson.net.
  12. Uzoma, A. U. (2007)   “A Critique of Hume’s Criticism of the Principle of Causality”, Inter-World Journal of Management and Developmental Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, ISSN 1597 – 488 X, (Owerri: R Durson Associates), pp.163 – 173, http:www.durson.net.
  13. Uzoma, A. U. (2007) “The Metaphysical Guilt of Dehydration and Degradation of Humanity in Africa”, Inter-World Journal of Management and Developmental Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, ISSN 1597 – 488 X, (Owerri: R Durson Associates), pp.500 – 513, http:www.durson.net.

BOOKS

  1. Uzoma, A. U. (1996)  Philosophy: Man’s Quest for Meaningful Living. (Enugu: Auto-Century Publishing Co. Ltd.), ISBN 978-2001-01-3.
  2. Uzoma, A. U. (1997) Basic Facts in the History and Philosophy of Science. (Owerri: Assumpta Press), ISBN 976-2950-07-6.
  3. Uzoma, A. U. (1997)African Ontology: Towards an Understanding of Causal Relations in Africa. (Owerri: Versatile Publishers), ISBN 978-80006-18-3.
  4. Uzoma, A. U. (2001) African Metaphysics of Human Actions. (Owerri: Versatile Publishers), ISBN 978-80006-18-3.
  5. Uzoma, A. U. (1983) Bible Knowledge A Simplified Approach: The Acts of The Apostles. (Orlu: B. I. Nnaji & Sons Press).
  6. Uzoma, A. U. (2012) Industrial and Educational Psychology. (Orlu: N-Trinity Press)ISBN: 978-219-985-0
  7. Uzoma, A. U. (2015) Philosophy: Man’s Quest For Meaningful Living. (Second Edition) (Orlu: N-Trinity Press)ISBN: 978-219-913-3.
  8. Uzoma, A. U. (2015) Christian Marriage And Responsible Parenthood in Our Contemporary Society. (Owerri; Cizoryz World Service) ISBN: 978-978-53674-0-9.
  9. Uzoma, A. U. (2015) The Family As The Domestic  Sanctuary of the Church And Basis For Lay Evangelization.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  1. Uzoma, A. U. (1992) “Classification in Logic”, in Onobia O. N. (ed.) Introduction to Logic and Scientific Reasoning, (Lagos, Port Harcourt: Harcn Publishers), pp. 281 – 299.
  2. Uzoma, A. U. (1992) “Asiegbu on Ethics and Morality”, Okafor, F. U. (ed.) Reflection on Asiegbu’s Ethical Philosophy, (Nsukka: Afro-Orbis Publishers), pp. 37 – 42.
  3. Uzoma, A. U. (2010) “Fidelity to the Episcopal College: Tribute to Bishop Ochiagha” in Ad Dandam Scientiam Salutis (An Innovative Approach to Priestly Ministry), Festschrift, (Orlu,    Nigeria: Chimavin Publishers), Pp387- 406.
  4. Uzoma, A. U. (2012) “Parenthood in Contemporary Igbo Society” in Izu Onyeocha, et al, (eds.) Between Grace And Gratitude. (Owerri: Clacom Claretian Publications and Imo State University Press), Pp. 225 – 244.
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