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Prof. Stella Ikhesor Ekpe


English & Literary Studies




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About Prof. Stella Ikhesor Ekpe

Stella Ikhesor Ekpe (Mrs.), Ph.D began her teaching career in the Department of English and Literary Studies as a Senior Lecturer in 2002 after rising to the rank of Chief Lecturer in The Polytechnic, Calabar. Professor Ekpe attended St. Bartholomew’s Primary School Wusasa, Zaria; Queen of Apostles (Queen Amina) College, Kakuri, Kaduna; University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, where she won the National Academic Award (1974-1977); and the University of Calabar. She has also at various times served as the Head of Department, Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar; Head of Department, Department of English Language and Literature, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, and as Deputy Dean of Graduate School, University of Calabar. Mrs. Ekpe has served as a member of the editorial board of a number of academic journals; supervised post-graduate theses; attended and presented papers at local and international conferences; organized several literacy workshops for, and outreaches to primary school teachers in Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Abia States, and served as Location Organiser in the RAN-Shell-READ literacy pilot project in Akpabuyo. A member of some professional associations, Professor Ekpe has served in leadership positions at the state and national levels of the Reading Association of Nigeria, an affiliate of the International Literacy Association. Her areas of research interest include language and gender and beginning reading. Professor Stella Ekpe has fifty-eight publications to her credit.

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Akpojisheri, M. O. & Ekpe, S. I. (2016). Aspects of the negations systems of English and Urhobo. A contrastive inquiry. Annals of Humanities and Development Studies, 7 (1), 29-39.
Ghevolor, A. J & Ekpe, S. I. (2016). Third wave feminist linguistics: A discursive approach to female specific interests in Maya Angelou’s Gather together in my name. International Journal of Arts & Humanities, 5 (2), 181-189.
Ushie, G.O & Ekpe, S. I. (2016). Metaphors and symbols in Festus Iyayi’s Violence: A conceptual analysis. IJOLAC: International Journal of Linguistics & Communication 3(1), 59-70
Ekpe, S. I, Oden, AN, & Essien Eyo, A. (2013) Soyinka’s Language Engineering in The Jero Plays and The Beatification of Area Boy. Studies in Literature and Language, 6 (3), 60-69.
Ekpe, S. I. & Egbe, G. B. (2010). A micro-survey of gender awareness among some Nigerian primary school teachers. Annals of Humanities and Development Studies, 1(1), 65 – 72.
Egbe, G.B. & Ekpe, S. I. (2009) War on words: Reporting conflict in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, Journal of Media and Communication, 2, 121-134
Ekpe, S. I. & Orisawayi, D. (2008). Language and gender: Communication in the professional setting. LWATI: SA Journal of Contemporary Research, 5, 165 – 180.
Egbe, G. B., Ekpe, S. I. & Nta, E. G. (2007). Something is happening here: Literacy immersion for early intervention. Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature, 6, 6 – 15.
Egbe, G. B. & Ekpe, S. I. (2007). New literacy, new English: Aspects of the grammar of SMS text messages. Refereed Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Nigeria English Studies Association, 38 – 50.
Ekpe, S. I., Obot, A. & Ntukidem, E. (2006). Cocaine dealer IV: Edem goes to jail. Storyline by Kenneth Ayi. Illustrations by Ifiok Ekpe. 19 pages. CRS Reading Association of Nigeria.
Ekpe, S. I. & Egbe, G. B. (2005). Picture story as a creative connection between reading and writing: The Nigerian experience. Thinking Classroom/Peremena: A Journal of Reading, Writing and Critical Reflection, 6(3), 27 – 35.
Ekpe, S. I. (2005). Reading in the content areas: A brief review. Currents in African Literature and the English Language, 3(2), 106 – 114.
Uwatt, L. E., Ekpe, S. I. & Egbe, G. B. (2005). The role model factor in developing life-long reading habits: An analysis of teachers’ teaching styles after literacy workshop training. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities, 6(1), 146-156.
Ekpe, S. I., Uwatt, L. E., Egbe, G. B., Etuk, M. E., Nta, E. G. & Inyang-Abia, M. E. (2003). Lessons from the RAN-Shell-READ literacy pilot project in Akpabuyo: Implications for distance learning. Legon Journal of the Humanities, 54, 117 – 131.
Ekpe, S. I. (2003). Gender differences in leadership communication. Journal of the Management Sciences, 6(1), 198 -205.
Ekpe, S. I. (2003). Nearly everything you can do with Leo in the Library. Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading, 1(1), 32 – 37.
Ekpe, S. I. & Emenyi, I. A. (2003). Fostering positive attitudes towards reading: Insights from the literacy autobiographies of some young Nigerian adults. Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading, 1(1), 22-27.
Ekpe, S. I. (2000). The emergence of a national language in two developing countries: Ethiopia and India, A lesson for Nigeria. Journal of Gender Issues and National Development, 2, 9 – 17.
Ekpe, S. I. (2000). Elements of ‘women’s language’ in two samples of female – female interaction in the medical context. Journal of English Studies, 3, 94-105.
Ekpe, S. I. (1999). Communicating in groups for environmental development. International Journal of Tropical Environment, 1(2), 179 – 191.
Ekpe, S. I. & Etuk, M. E. (1998 – 9). Writing from library reading: The experience of RAN, Calabar VRP for senior primary and junior secondary schools. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria, 8,(1 & 2), 91 – 98.
Ekpe, S. I. (1998). Creativity in the language arts classroom of early childhood: From creative story sharing to creative writing. Journal of Cross River State OMEP, 3(1 & 2), 46 – 52.
Ekpe, S. I. (1998). Gender differences in assertive behaviour of children: Directions for research. Journal of Early Childhood Education, 1, 64 – 71.
Ekpe, S. I. (1998). Students slangs: A synchronic survey of linguistic creativity on campus. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities, 2(2), 133 – 146.
Ekpe, S. I. (1997). Literacy for socio-political emancipation. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria, 7, 45 – 56.
Ekpe, S. I. (1997). Literary appreciation through creative dramatic communication. Journal of Cross River State OMEP, 1 & 2, 29 – 39.
Ekpe, S. I. (1997). Controlling bias in communication. Nigerian Education Journal, 1(1), 79 – 88.
Ekpe, S. I. & Orisawayi, D. (1996). Cogency in speech: The example of Nigerian campaign rhetoric. Uyo Journal of the Humanities, 4, 29 – 40.
Ekpe, S. I. (1993). Who writes what our children read? A proposal. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria, 6, 409 – 419.

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