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Dr. Joseph Paul Essien




Lecturer II


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About Dr. Joseph Paul Essien

Rev. Fr (Dr) Joseph Paul Essien is a team player, a seasoned educationist, an astute hard-working disciplinarian and a Priest of the Holy Catholic Church. In word and deeds, he is a teacher and a lover of intellectual empowerment. He started his career as a teacher with the Cross River State Secondary Education Board in 2008. He served the Board faithfully until 2016 when he joined the University of Calabar, Calabar in 2016 as Lecturer II in the Department of Philosophy. Dr Essien holds a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1994 and Bachelor of Theology degree in 1999 obtained from Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome. After his successful ordination into the Catholic Priesthood in 1999, he studied at the University of Uyo, Nigeria where he was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Communication Arts in 2008 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 2008. He was awarded a Masters of Philosophy of Law degree by the University of Calabar in 2010. Rev. Fr Essien holds a PhD degree in Philosophy of Law from the University of Calabar (2015). University of Calabar awarded Fr Essien a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2013 before he proceeded to the Nigeria Law School, Enugu Campus, where he obtained a Bachelor at Law and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar in 2016. He is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Driven by passion and sincere interest to contribute to human development, he studied at the National Open University, Calabar Campus where he was awarded M.Ed degree in Educational Administration and Planning. Dr Essien has been teaching, researching and mentoring students and staff thereby contributing to the development of the University. He has published over thirteen scholarly articles in international and local peer reviewed Journals. He has also published a textbook and contributed three chapters to books. Rev. Fr Essien has attended many local and international conferences where he presented well-researched papers. He is a Fellow and Member of the Society for Research and Academic Excellence, Nigerian Philosophical Association, Faculties of Arts Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities, and member, Nigerian Bar Association, Calabar Chapter. He is presently an active member of the Presbyterum of the Catholic Archdiocese of Calabar.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)Government Primary School, Uku – Uyukim, Oron, Akwa Ibom State19761981
General Certificate of Education (GCE)Immaculate Conception Seminary, Mfamosing, Akamkpa, Cross River State19811986
General Certificate of Education (GCE)Immaculate Conception Seminary, Mfamosing, Akamkpa, Cross River State19871987
Bachelor of Philosophy (B.PHL)Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome.19901994
Bachelor of Philosophy (B. THEO)Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome.19951999
Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication (PGDCOM)University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State20042008
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State20062008
Masters of Education in Educational Administration & PlanningNational Open University of Nigeria, Calabar Campus, Calabar20062015
Masters of Philosophy in Philosophy of Arts (MA. PHL)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20082010
Bachelor of Arts in Law (LLB)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20092014
Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy of LawUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20092015
Certificate of Call to BarNigerian Law School, Agbani Campus, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria20142015

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Essien, J. P., Bisong, P., Asira, A., & Okolie, C. (2018). An Ethic of Sustainable Environment in the Light of Asouzu’s Ibuanyidanda Philosophy. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3(11), 44 - 58.
Essien, J, P., & Mendie, P, J. (2017). Pricing the Environment and the Question of Global Environmental Network: A Philosophical Appraisal. Ndunode,12(1), 362 – 368
Essien, J, P., & Mendie, P, J. (2017). A Postmodernist Explanation of Analytic Philosophy and its implications to the Growth of Modern Science. In: Ozumba, G.O., et al. (Eds). Critical Essays on Postmodernism. 371 – 384
Essien, J, P. (2016). The Implications of the Concept of Omniscience and Omnipresence to the Study of Axiology. Mediterranean Scholar Publications and Research International, 2(4), 212 - 225
Essien, J, P. (2016). Is Political Science a Science: A Revisit of the Debate on the Scientific Statutes of the Social Sciences. Berkeley Research and Publication International, 2(4,2), 141 – 151
Essien, J, P., & Mendie, P, J. (2016), String Theory: A Realism or Idealism. Journal of Integrative Humanism, 7(1), 105 -116
Essien, J, P., & Bisong, P. B. (2015). A Philosophical Analysis of the Impact of Christianity on the Environment. Journal of Environmental Design and Construction Management, 5(3), 111 - 119.
Essien, J, P., Bisong, P.B., & Inameti, L. U., (2015). Law and Morality as Complementary Tools in the Service of Nigeria. Journal of Law, 14(2), 343
Essien, J, P. (2015). The Relationship between Culture and Philosophy (A Case of African Philosophy) International Journal of Theology and Reformed Tradition, 7, 55 – 63
Essien, J, P., & Bisong, P.B. (2015). Law, Morality and National Development. Calabar. DDC Press Ltd.110
Essien, J, P. (2014), An Appraisal of the Sociological School of Law in the Contemporary Nigeria. Bassey Andah Journal, 7(8), 55 -66
Essien, J, P. (2011). The Scientific Revolution and the Reformation in the Philosophy and the Rise of Modern Science, (ed). Uduigwomen. Uyo; El- Johns Publisher, 250 - 279

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
The 2014 Nigerian Philosophical Association. University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, organized by the Nigerian Philosophical Association Human Right Violation Conundrum: Asouzu Ibuanyidanda Philosophy as a Remedy”.2014-10-152014-10-18
The Eighth African Regional Conference on Sustainable Development. River state University of Science and Technology Law and Morality as Complementary tools in the Service of Nigeria”2014-12-012014-12-04
Cambridge Research and Publications International Conference. University of Ilorin, Kwara State, NigeriaAn Ethic of Sustainable Environment in the Light of Asouzu’s Ibuanyidanda Philosophy”.2015-03-122015-03-13
Hummingbird Publications and Research International Conference, University of Abuja. Gwagwalada Nigeria.A Philosophical Analysis of the Impact of Christianity on the Environment”.2015-05-192015-05-21
Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (CRVP), in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, NigeriaThe Boomerang Effect of Environmental Degradation: The Way Forward”,2015-06-102015-06-14
Second International Conference of Research International Network, College of Education Conference Center, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. 2016-10-132016-10-16
The Nigeria Philosophical Association (NPA) Biennial International Conference, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria2016-10-272016-10-28
The Society for Research & Academic Excellence, University of Nsukka, NigeriaThe Impact of Global Terrorism and the Logic of the death Penalty: An Appraisal2018-02-052018-02-08
The University of Calabar 2018 Maiden International Confrence by the Faculties of Arts Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities (FAHANU), University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.Asouzu’s Phenomenon of Concealment and Corruption in the Leadership of the Nigerian State”.2018-04-092018-04-13
The Second African Philosophical World Conference at the University of Calabar, Nigeria jointly Hosted by the Nnamdi Azikiwe and the University of Calabar.2018-10-122018-10-14
The Grace Uzoma Okonkwo Foundation Conference on Criminality and Violence as Growing Phenomena in the 21st Century Globalized World.The Administration of Community Policing and Crime Control in Nigeria2019-07-292019-07-31
The 2nd Calabar International Confrence of Theatre and Media organize by the Theatre and Media department of the University of CalabarRe – Engineering, Re – Structuring and National Integration in Nigeria2019-08-272019-08-31
The 7th International Consortium Confrence of the U6+ Initiative for Development, University of Calabar, Cross River StateIntegrative Security Networking for Sustainable Development2019-09-022019-09-06
The 7th Annual Conference Organized by the Faculty of Education, University of Calabar ,Cross River StateSchool – Community Relations and the Principals’ Administrative Effectiveness in Secondary Schools in Cross River State2019-09-112019-09-11