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Dr. James Otoburu Okpiliya


English & Literary Studies


Associate Professor


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About Dr. James Otoburu Okpiliya

Dr. Okpiliya was employed as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria in October, 1998. He was promoted to the rank of an Associate Professor in the same Department in 2016. Dr Okpiliya holds a Nigeria Certificate in Education specializing in English and Music awarded by Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State in 1990, B.A. Ed. (English), MA. and Ph.D degrees in English awarded by the University of Calabar in 1994, 1998 and 2005, respectively. He is a prolific teacher who has been teaching, researching and mentoring students in the University since he joined the services of the University. He has attended and presented papers in several local and international conferences. Dr Okpiliya has published journal articles in both local and foreign journals. He has successfully supervised and co-supervised many graduate student’s theses in the University. Dr Okpiliya has served the University in many other capacities including Co-oordinator of Use of English between 2002-2004, and 2008, Academic, Examinations Officer at both the Centre for General Studies and the Department of English and Literary Studies both at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels from 2008 to 2010, Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU (2008 – 2010), Chairman, ASUU (2010 – 2014), Member, University of Calabar Senate (2015 to date), Member, University of Calabar Governing Council (2013 – 2017), Deputy Director, Centre for Educational Services (2014 – 2015) and Director, Centre for Educational Services (2015 to date) among many others. Dr Okpoliya is also a member of many Professional bodies including American Studies Association and Reading Association of Nigeria. He is married with three children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCPrimary School, Boki Farm Birem, 19751981
WASCCommunity Secondary School, Utugwang, Obudu Local Government Area, Cross River State19811986
NCEFederal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State19871990
BA.EdUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State19911994
MAUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State19951998
Ph.DUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20012005

S/N Publication
Ganyi, Francis Mowang, Idom T. Inyabri, and James O. Okpiliya. "Performance aesthetics and functionalism: The legacy of Atam masquerade of the Bakor people of Ogoja Local Government Area." International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention 2.10 (2013): 50-62.

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