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Name

Dr. Charles Ukim Adora

Department

Theatre and Media Studies

Designation

Senior Lecturer

Email

[email protected] uncal.ed.ng


About Dr. Charles Ukim Adora

Charles Ukim Adora, Ph.D is an indigene of Owakande, in the urban ward of Obubra Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria. I joined the service of the Department of Theatre Arts, Kogi State University, Anyigba, as an Assistant Lecturer in 15th September, 2005. I rose through the ranks to the position of Senior Lecturer in 1st October, 2014. Desirous to breathe fresh air of the Federal University, I transferred and merged my service with the University of Calabar as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Media Studies, now, Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, in 1st September, 2015 till date. These employment experiences was stimulated by a flamboyant and laborious educational Great Trek. I obtained the First School Leaving Certificate in 1976 and the West African Certificate of Education/ General Certificate of Education in 1981. I obtained the Bachelor of Arts Degree (Theatre Arts) in 1992, University of Jos. In 2001, I obtained the Masters of Arts Degree in Arts Administration (Theatre Arts), 2001. I further obtained the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Arts Administration 2009, all of the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Calabar. I have not been fortunate to enjoy any research grant or fellowship. Currently, I teach the Theatre and Media Arts Management, Dance and Choreography, Communication Law and Ethics at the undergraduate level. Besides, I teach cultural statistics and computer programming, Message Development for Social Behavioral Communication, Performing Arts and the Law, Monitoring and Evaluation, Theatre Research and Methodology, Budgeting for SBCC, to mention some, at the Postgraduate level at the Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies. As a performing artists and arts administrator in the academic, I have received varied awards from the Association of Theatre Arts students, Department of Theatre Arts, Kogi State University, as the most hardworking lecturer, the play director of the year lecturer 2005 to 2013. I have attended academic conferences locally as organized by the Society of Nigerian Artists (SONTA), Nigerian Society for Indigenous Knowledge and Development (NSIKD) Kogi State University, the Centre for family development, Benue State University, the Faculty of Arts University of Calabar, the Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar, to mention some. I have also attended international academic conferences as organized by the international Journal of Arts and Science in Roma. In these conferences, I have presented well researched academic papers on poster and chaired several review panel sessions, as seen at the Median International Faculty of Arts and humanities conferences held at the University of Calabar, 12th – 15th April, 2016. I have peer reviewed articles for publication in the West African Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (WAACLALS) Journal, 4(1), 2016. What is more, I have peer review articles for publication in the Festschrift in honour of Edde Iji, 2018. I have a wealth of experience in undergraduate and graduate project, theses and dissertation supervision, respectively. Interestingly, I have supervised significant number of undergraduate students’ projects in the Department of Theatre Arts, Kogi State University, 2005-2015 and in the Department of Theatre, film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar, 2016 to date. Currently, I am supervising bulk of M.A and Ph.D candidates, some of whom are about to be examined by the external examiners. I have conducted varied research projects, as replicated in my undergraduate and postgraduate theses and dissertations, respectively. I am desirous to share and expand the frontiers of knowledge on human conditions and experiences. In this regards, I have endeavour to researched and published articles on theatre and allied fields in learned journals locally and internationally as well as book chapters. Volumes of it are already online for local and global appeals. Besides reading, I have the inclination for watching football leagues on screen. We will be meeting more on the pages of papers.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateSt. Paul’s Primary Schoool, Wanonkom Ogoja, LGA, now Yala LGA, Cross River State – Nigeria 19711976
WACE/GCESt. Brendan’s Secondary School, Iyamoyong, Obubra, LGA, CRS 19761981
Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A Hons)University of Jos, Plateau State,- Nigeria 19891992
Masters of Arts Degree (M.A)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State – Nigeria 19992001
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State - Nigeria 20012009

S/N Publication
Adora, C.U., & Irek, E.N.(2019). “Interrogating the Indifferences in the Application of Statistical Techniques in Theatre Scholarship”. NDUNODE Calabar Journal of Humanities. Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar. 15.1. Print (ISSN: 1117-5621)
Adora, C. U. & Irek E N., (2018), Theatre as a Tool for the Actualisation of the Agenda of Change in Governance in Nigeria. In Ikoro: Journal of Contemporary African Studies. Ed. Emeka Nwabueze, 10[1&2], 66-75.
Adora, C. Ukim & Irek E. N., (2018), Folk Music and Songs in a Recessed Economy: A Survivalist Proposal. In Banchi: Nasarawa Journal of Theatre and Media Arts.Ed.Gowon Ama Doki, 5[1], 68-87.
Adora, C. U., [2018], Professionalizing Arts Management in Nigeria: Challenges for Arts Managers in the Academia. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies, Ed. Emmy Ikanaba Unuja Idegu, 20[2], 168-184
Ameh, D. A. & Adora, C. U., (2018), Edde Iji: Domestication and Difference in Nigerian Dramatic Criticism and Theory. Charles Ukim Adora and Edward Ugbada Adie (ed) Reflections on Theatre, Media and Human Conditions: Festschrift in Honour of Edde Iji. Calabar, University of Calabar Press. 21-32.
Adora, C. U., [2018], Can Theatre- Cultural Sector Impact National Questions and Development.?: A Foray into Edde Iji’s Scholarships. Charles Ukim Adora and Edward Ugbada Adie (ed). Relections on Theatre, Media and Human Conditions: Festschrift in Honour of Edde Iji. Calabar. University of Calabar Press. 77-88
Adora C. U., & Edward U. A., [2018]. Reflections on Theatre, Media and Human Conditions: Festschrift in Honour of Edde Iji. Calabar. (ed) University of Calabar Press.
Ameh, D.A., & Adora, C.U. (2018). Edde Iji: Domestication and Difference in Nigerian Dramatic Criticism and Theory” Adora Charles Ukim and Adie Edward Ugbada (ed). Reflections on Theatre, Media and Human Conditions: Festschrift in Honour of Edde Iji. Calabar, University of Calabar Press. 21-32
Adora, C.U.(2018). Can Theatro- Cultural Sector Impact National Questions and Development.?: A Foray into Edde Iji’s Scholarships. Charles Ukim Adora and Edward Ugbada Adie (ed). Relections on Theatre, Media and Human Conditions: Festschrift in Honour of Edde Iji. Calabar. University of Calabar Press. 77-88
Adora, C. U., (2016), The Role of Psychological Factors on Actors’ Performances on Stage . Interdisciplinary Academic Essays: Humanities and Social Sciences. Ed. Aloysius I Orjinta, 8. 109-120
Adora, C. U., (2016), The Use of Theatre in Building Peace and Reconciliation in Cross River State, Nigeria. West African Association for Commonwealth Literature and Languages Studies Journal. Ed. Chris Nwamuo, 4[1], 56-72
Adora, C. U., (2016), Theatre and Good Governance Advocacy in Nigerian Universities: Reflections on Julie Okoh’s Who Can Fight the Gods? West African Association for Commonwealth Literature and Languages Studies Journal. Ed. Chris Nwamuo, 4[1], 92-105.
Adora, C. U., (2013), Staging Emmy Idegu’s Tough Man on Stage for Mass Audience Appeal: Challenges for Directors. AMA Journal of Theatre and Cultural Studies, 8[1], 104-199.
Adora, C. U., (2013), Managing the Potentials of Artists with Special Needs for Sustainable Development in Nigeria. IKENGA International Journal of African Studies, 15 [1&2] 204-216.
Adora, C. U., ( 2012), Managing the Fashion Design Education in Nigerian Universities for Sustainable National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy. Anyigba Journal of Theatre, Film and Communication Arts 1(2), 30-49.
Adora, C. U., (2012), Towards a more Effective Unionization in the Performing Arts Organization in Nigeria. Benue Journal of Communication and Development, 2[2], 176-185.
Adora, C. U., (2011), Enhancing the Training of Theatre Artists for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Scholarship Option. Jos Journal of Humanities, 5(2), 115-129.
Adora, C. U., (2010), Re-inventing Marriage, Sexuality and Family Values through African Video Films. Journal of Family Development, 4(1), 24-30.
Adora C. U., (2010), Renewing the Face of Counterterrorism for Global Peace: The Challenges for Theatre Artists in Nigeria. Jos Journal of Humanities, 4(4), 103-114.
Adora, C. U., (2010), Sustaining a Vibrant Home Video Industry in Nigeria; The Total Quality Management Approach. K.S.U Journal of Mass Communication, 61-68.
Adora, C. U., (2010), Management Tourism in Nigeria: The Security Option. Journal of Management Science and Engineering. [Canadian Research and Development Centre of Science and Culture] (CRDCSC) 4[1], 14-15.
Adora, C. U., & Agba, M. S., (2010), Towards the Restructuring and Commercialization of University Theatres in Nigeria. Journal: Management Science and Engineering, [Canadian Research and Development Centre] 4[2], 51-61.
Adora, C. U., (2010), Revisiting Vsevolod Meyerhold’s Biomechanics: Challenges for Directors and Actors in Theatre Today. Journal of Cross Cultural Communication. [Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Cultures.] 6[1], 35-43.
Adora, C. U., Agba, M. S., & Yakubu O., (2010), Rethinking Financial Management Imperative in Nigerian University Theatres. International Referred Research Journal of Arts, Science and Commerce [University of Pune India] 1[1], 45-55.
Adora, C. U. & Omaye, T. A., (2010), The Imperatives of Physical Education in the Training of Artists in Nigeria: Journal: Cross Cultural Communication. [Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Cultures] 6[2], 19-29.
Adora, C. U. & Yakubu B.O., (2009), Marketing Indigenous Festivals for Development in Nigeria”. NJIKAD: Nigeria Journal of Indigenous Knowledge and Development, 1, 11-21.
Adora, C. U., (2009), The Imperatives of Publicity in Managing Live Theatre: The Ahmed Yerima’s Ameh Oboni the Great Experience .Ama Journal Of Theatre And Cultural Studies, 4(1), 115-121.
Adora, C. U., (2009), Communicating with the Persons with Hearing Impairment through the Eye of Home Video Camera in Africa. Journal of Arts and Culture, 4(2), 49-58.
Adora, C. U., (2009), The Theatre Administrator in the Academia: A Review of Nwamou’s Scholarship..Esekong, H. Andrew and Babson Ajibade (ed).The Dramaturgy of Liberation and Survival: Festschrift Essays on Chris Nwamuo’s Scholarship. Calabar, University of Calabar Press,. 250-261
Ameh, D.A., & Adora, C.U.(2009). Humanizing the Dehumanized: Collective Pedagogy in Nwamuo’s the Prisoners.Esekong, H Andrew and Babson Ajibade(ed).The Dramaturgy of Liberation and Survival: Festschrift Essays on Chris Nwamuo’s Scholarship. Calabar, University of Calabar Press, 56-67
Adora, C. U., (2008), Understanding Welfare and it’s implication for the Arts Organizations in Nigeria. Applause: Journal of Theatre and Media Studies, 1(4), 121-140.
Adora, C. U., (2007), Exploring Management by Objective Theory in the Training of Artists in Nigerian University Theatres. International Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Scholarship,[Department of Theatre Arts University of Ghana] 1[1], 133-140.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
The 4th Annual International Conference of the Nigerian Society for Indigenous Knowledge and Development [NSIKD] Kogi State University Organised by NSIKDMarketing Indigenous Festival for Development2008-11-052008-11-08
The 2nd Ife International Film Festival, Held at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Organised by the Department of Theatre Arts, OAUSustaining A Vibrant Home Video Industry in Nigeria: The Total Quality Management Approach2009-01-262009-01-30
The 3rd National Conference in the Family, held in Benue State University organized by the Centre for Family Development Re-Inventing Marriage, Sexuality, and Family Values Through African Video Films2009-03-232009-03-27
The 22nd Annual Conference of the Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists, [SONTA] Held at ASUU Secretariat, University of Jos. Organized by SONTA.Meeting the Challenge of Selling Theatrical goods and Services to Audiences in Africa in the New Millennium.2009-06-052009-06-15
The 23rd Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artist, [SONTA] held at the Department of Theatre and Cultural Studies, Nasarawa State University organized by SONTA. Renewing the Face of Counterterrorism for Global Peace: The Challenges for Theatre Practitioners in Nigeria.2010-06-022010-06-05
The 21st Century” Paper Presented at the First International Conference on: Arabic and Islamic Studies in West Africa and the Challenges of the 21st Century held at the University Auditorium, Kogi State University. Organized by Dept. of Arabic andIslamic Legal Code and the Challenges for Theatre Artists on Stage and Screen in Nigeria2010-07-262010-07-28
The International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) International Conference for Academic Disciplines held at the American University of Rome, via Pietro Roselli 4, 00153, Rome. Organized by IJASThe Role of Psychological Factors on Actor’s Performances on Stage2014-10-282014-10-31
The Calabar International Conference of Theatre and Media Studies held at the New Senate Chamber, University of Calabar, Calabar. Organized by Department of Theatre and Media Studies, University of CalabarProfessionalizing Arts Management in Nigeria: Challenges for Arts Management Practitioners in Academia)2015-09-232015-09-27
The First Faculty of Arts International Conference held at The University of Calabar International Conference Centre, University of Calabar Nigeria, Organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar Exploring Theatre Media For Practicalising The Agenda of Change in Nigeria Democratic Governance Today.2016-04-122016-04-15
The 30th Annual Convention and International Conference of the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists held at the university of Port Harcourt and Organized by (SONTA). Harnessing Folk Music( Singing) as Business Venture for Economic Survival in Nigeria2017-11-012017-11-03