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PROF. GODWIN BASSEY OKON

Godwin Bassey OKON teaches Communication at the three Universities in Rivers State - the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. He has an undying passion for methodical investigations and sound research with several books and journal articles as proof of his scholarship. At present, he is a Professor of Development Communication/ Media Advocacy. Interestingly, In recognition of his strides in the knowledge industry, he was honoured with the 5th Distinguished Nation Builder Award in 2008. In terms of university administration, besides being the serving Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, he has held numerous key positions like: Departmental Coordinator (Centre for Continuing Education), Chairman, Curriculum& Instructions Committee, Head of Department and External Examiner to about eight (8) prominent universities across three geo-political zones in Nigeria. He also holds membership with cognate professional bodies like the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) with glaring visibility in national and international conferences/ symposia. Interestingly, his research profile can be accessed on Research Gate/ Google scholar with more than 24,600 downloads to his credit.

DR. DENNIS BROWN EWUBARE

Dennis Brown, EWUBARE is Associate Professor of Economics and a lecturer in the Department of Economics. He holds a Bachelors of Sciences (BSc) degree and Master of Science (MSc) degree in Economics from University of Port Harcourt. He obtained his Doctoral degree (PhD) in Economics from the University of Nigeria. He also holds a Post graduate diploma (PGD) Finance and Banking and Master of Science (MSc) degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the University of Port Harcourt. He obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accountancy form the Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt. He has authored and co-authored nine textbooks to his credit in the area of Economics and related discipline. He has authored, co-authored and published over sixty-five articles in learned journals and presented papers in local and international conferences and workshops. He was the former Head of Department of Economics VERTIAS University Abuja. Former chairman of University Board of Survey and Members of Several Committee in the same University. He was also the former Head of Department Agric. and Applied Economics, former Faculty post graduate coordinator, former Chairman Sasakawaprogramme, and former member of post graduate Board Committees on - Results Verification, Students Complaints, compilation & Correction of Abstract for Convocation Ceremony, synopses Consideration, Post Postgraduate School Examination Monitoring and Post Graduate school committee on Admission Racketeering River State University. He is a member of NigeriaEconomic Society, World Economics Association, American Economic Association and European Economic Association. His currently a member of Rivers State University Investment Resource and Faculty of Social Science Representative in Senate.

MRS. THERESA BELEMA CHRIS-BIRIOWU

Theresa Belema CHRIS-BIRIOWU is a Lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. She holds a Diploma in English and Literary Studies, a B.Sc in Mass Communication and an M.Sc. in Communication and Development Studies. She is an academic researcher of Feminist Studies, Critical Discourse, Mass Media Research and Film Studies. She teaches Screenwriting and Directing and is currently studying Mass Communication at the Ph.D. level.

MRS. ELIZABETH OGHENETEGA WADI

Elizabeth Oghenetega, WADI is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Psychology. Faculty of Social Sciences, Rivers State University. She is a graduate of Psychology of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She obtained her Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Obafemi Awolowo University. She is presently undergoing a Ph.D degree programme. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). She is also a member of the Nigeria Psychological Association (NPA) and Secretary of the Research and Publication Committee of Rivers State University. Her research interests are Organisational behaviour and Organisational development, while her areas of competence include Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Reward system, Work life balance, Human factor, Human Resource Management, Compensation, Performance Management, Ergonomics, Training and Development.

DR. MADUBOCHI WOSU

Madubochi WOSU, was a former Inspector of police (Investigator) in Nigeria Police Force. He holds a Diploma in Law enforcement and Criminology, B.Sc in Public Administration all at University of Port Harcourt. M.Sc in Peace and Conflict Studies and Ph.D in Peace and Conflict Studies at Department of Sociology, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education respectively. His research area is on State of Insecurity and Nigerian Economy. Currently, a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Rivers State University.

DR. DAVID ONOJIEDE EDOKPA

David Onojiede EDOKPA is a graduate of meteorology (B.Tech) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, and has a master of philosophy (MPhil) and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Environmental Management and Climatology from the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt and University of Port Harcourt. His areas of research interest are climate change, air pollution meteorology, atmospheric dynamics and environmental impact assessment and audit. He is a NEBOSH certified safety professional and has received specialist training in Project Management and QMS ISO 9001: 2015. He is currently a Lecturer in the department of Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. Degrees and institutions attended: Msc- Sociology University of Lagos Bsc- Sociology University of Port Harcourt. PhD (in making) sociology -Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt.

MR. PETER FINEBONE

Peter FINEBONE, An international trained shipping consultant in Hamburg, London and Ghana with 25years experience. Presently an Assistant lecturer at Department of Sociology, Faculty of social sciences in Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. Major in crime & criminology and sociology of family at University of Lagos. Currently studying criminology and security studies at the PhD level. Degrees and institutions attended: Msc- Sociology University of Lagos Bsc- Sociology University of Port Harcourt. PhD (in making) sociology -Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt.

MR. EBENEZER FRANCIS UMOR

Ebenezer Francis UMOR, a lecturer with the Department of Mass Communication. His interest area is New Media and Integrated Marketing Communication. He lectures Public Relations and Advertising, Photo Editing and Graphics of Communication as well as Feature Writing and Communication and Society. He is a registered member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, the African Council for Communication Education and the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria. He is presently studying for his PhD on Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communication. Ebenezer Francis Umor is a graduate of Communication Arts from the University of Uyo. He obtained his Masters Degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the same University.

MR. ENYINDAH O. OWABIE

Enyindah O. OWABIE is a Chartered Administrator and former Deputy Director at the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Abuja. He is currently an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences in Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. A scholar in the field of Public Administration, Mr. Owabie possesses a B.Sc. Degree in Public Administration from the University of Port Harcourt, an M.Sc. Degree also in Public Administration from the National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja and is presently undergoing a Ph.D Degree programmne at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt in the same field.

DR. BARR. LUCKY NWAOBURU

Dr, Barr, Lucky NWAOBURU is an Educationist, Lawyer and chartered Arbitrator; & member Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICARB).He holds an NCE certificate from the University of Ibadan; B.Sc(ed) Political Science, from Dept of Educational Foundation,Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt; M,Sc. Political Science & Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Political Economy (Development Studies) from the Dept of Political & Admin Studies, University of Port Harcourt. He also holds LL.B degree of the Faculty of Law, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt; B.L, Nigerian Law School & Associate, Chartered Institute of Nigerian Arbitrators. He is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. Dr Lucky Nwaoburu is currently researching on Criminality, Class struggle & Development in the Niger Delta Region.

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