Gideon C. Onuekwusi Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Rural Sociology and Agricultural Extension, College of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and Extension in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. He holds a B.Agric. Ed from University of Agriculture Makurdi (1997), M.Sc and Ph.D from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (2002), (2007). Holds an International Computer Drivering Licence (ICDL) Certificate in Computer.
He was Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies (2012-2016). He is, currently, Director, Directorate of Information and Communications Technology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (since 2016). Has published extensively in both national and international journals, supervised many PhD, M.Sc and PGD Students. Presented different Papers in many fora. His current research interest is on Youth and Women, ICT and Entrepreneurship/Agripreneurship, Agriculture and Rural Development.
He is an Innovator, entrepreneur and academic with over 22 years in Teaching, Research, Community Service and business leadership. Experienced in all aspects of Educational, Agricultural, Rural and Community development and business formation, operation, finance, and management. Visionary leader, achiever, planner and product developer with deep education in research and analytics. Effective communicator and motivator who identifies and leverages assets in teammates to reach organizational goals. Relentless optimist who believes there is no failure, only feedback/output.
Professor Onuekwusi demonstrates strong command of teaching methodology, entrepreneurship expertise, business and management principles as they pertain to development, resource allocation, production methods, and leading others. He has deep technical background in agribusiness business analytics with experience using project management and user interface software. He is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria. He is an associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS). He is currently the president African Institute for Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (AFIFA) and Vice-President Institute of Classic Entreprenurship, Nigeria (ICENT).
He is a member of the following associations;
(1) Member: Children/Youth in Agriculture Programme (CIAP)
(2) Member: Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria (RuSAN)
(3) Member: Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON)
(4) Member: Agricultural Association of Nigeria (ASN)
(5) Member: Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN)
(6) Member: Association of Entrepreneurship Teachers Nigeria (AETN)
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