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Prof. Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacobs






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About Prof. Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacobs

Professor Dorothy Oluwagbemi- Jacob attended University of Calabar where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1985. She obtained her Masters and Ph.D degrees in social and political philosophy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1987 and 1994 respectively. She also has a post Graduate Diploma in management and Masters Degree in Business Administration. Professor Oluwagbemi-Jacob has risen through the ranks at the University of Calabar, where she has also served in various capacities as the Head of Department of Philosophy and Dean, Faculty of Arts. She has been rendering services to other Universities apart from her primary University of assignment in form of external examinations at first degree, Masters and PhD levels. Her teaching assignments have covered several courses including logic, social and political philosophy, modern philosophy, philosophy of history, European philosophy, Kant’s and Hegel’s philosophy and gender issues. In 2003, she was invited to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University, New Haven-Connecticut, United States of America, for a post doctoral fellowship. The training and skill, which she acquired there, prepared her for the great work she has been doing as an HIV and AIDS prevention and care educator. She belongs to several professional associations including: 1. Philosophical Association of Nigeria (PAN). 2. Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (Circle) 3. Faculties of Arts-Humanities Scholars Association of Nigeria (FAHSANU) 4. Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL).

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. Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Sustainable Development and the Ethnic Minority Question in Nigeria”. ABIBISEM: Journal of African Culture and Civilization,
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “The Enigma of Equality.” SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy 2 2 (2000):1-11.
Ucheaga,Dorothy N.“The Dialectical mode of thought in Plato’s Philosophy and Hegel’s Conception of Dialectic”.SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy 4 1(2001): 15-24.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Scientific and Technological Development in Nigeria: Myth or Reality.” Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 2 2(1996): 261-273.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “On the Nature of Philosophy.” Ed. Josiah Atemie and O. N. Onuobia. Contemporary General Studies, Umuahia : University of Port Harcourt in Association with Hercon Press Ltd. , 1994, PP. 475-492.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Hegel’s Theory of Dialectic and Philosophy of History” Ed. P. I. Alozie. Logic, Philosophy and Introduction to computer Science. Elcroff pub. Co., 2000, PP. 250-257.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Plato on the Gender Question: A Feminist Model”. SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy 1 1 (1998): 75-79.
Oluwagbemi-Jacob, Dorothy N. “Interculturality in the context of Africa’s colonial and Decolonization Experience”. The African Symposium: Vol. 11, No. 1, June 2011. (U.S.A.), 101-113.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N.” Idealism and Education.” Ed. A. F. Uduigwomen and Karo Ogbinaka, Philosophy and Education, Lagos: Obaroh and Ogbinaka Publishers, Ltd.1999, PP. 95-102.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Sovereignty: Idea Versus Reality”. Sapientia: Journal of Philosophy 1 2(2002): 121 - 131.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. and K.A.Hartwig. “Religious leaders’ response to AIDS in Nigeria”. Global Public Health, ISSN 1744-1692 print/ISSN 1744-1706. U.S.A. Routledge: Taylor and Francis, (2010): 1-15.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N.“Rousseau, Liberty, Authority and Social Order”. Metascience 4 3(1993): 44-47.
Ucheaga_oluwagbemi-Jacob, Dorothy. “Intercultural Philosophy, Africa’s predicament and Globalization: Finding the Missing Link”. Annals of Humanities and Development Studies. Vol.1 2 (October, 2010): 301-312. Beijing- China.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “The Hegelian Philosophy and Colonialism in Africa”. Global Journal of Humanities 11(2002): 9 -11.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Social Justice, Corruption and Criminality in Nigeria”. International Journal of Social Science and Public Policy.4 2 (2001): 214-222
Ucheaga, Dorothy N.“Value Free Science: The Truth and the Fiction”.Global Journal of Pure and Applied sciences 4 2(1998):191-194.
Oluwagbemi- Jacob, Dorothy. “Gender Dialectics in the context of the theological Paradigm” In G.O. Ozumba and K.A. Ojong (eds.) Mirror of Philosophy Uyo: El Johns Publishers, 2014 , pp. 543-558.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Inequality in Aristotle’s Political Theory: A Critique in the Context of the New World Order”. Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XXII, Number 4 (October to December, 2005): 31- 43.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “The Philosophy of Karl Marx.” Ed. G. O. Ozumba. Great Philosophers, Vol. II. Aba: Vitalis Books,1997, pp.106-136.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Hegel’s Dialectic of Master-Slave Relationship and Africa’s Predicament” Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities 2 2(1998): 38-45.
Olu-Jacob, Dorothy N. “Interculturality in the Context of Africa’s Colonial and Decolonization Experience”. In William Smith, ed. What is Intercultural Philosophy? Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change Series 1, Culture and Values, Volume 44. Washinton D.C. The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2014, pp. 107-120.
Ucheaga Dorothy N. “Social Justice, social Crises and Political Instability in Nigeria.” Unical Quarterly: A Journal of the Academic Staff union of university of Calabar 1 2 (1996): 143-158
Ucheaga Dorothy N. Gender Dialectics and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development”. African Journal of Religion, Culture and Society, Vol.1 No. 2 (September 2007): 2-12.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “The Centrality of Women to Development.” Ed. G. O. Ozumba, F. O. Eteng and M. Okom. Nigeria: Citizenship Education. Aba: AAU Vitalis Books Company, 1999, PP. 328-334.
Oluwagbemi-Jacob, Dorothy and Ojimba, Anthony C. “Friedrich Nietzsche’s ‘Will to Power’, Globalization and Democratic Values in Africa”. Ñduñọde, Volume 12, No. 1, January, 2017, pp. 76-91.
. Oluwagbemi - Jacob, Dorothy and Uduma, Eni Chima. “Gender Equality, gender Inequality and Gender Complementarity: Insights From Igbo Traditional Culture”. Philosophy Study, Volume5, No. 5 May 2015 (U.S.A.), 223-232.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Addressing HIV/AIDS Related Stigma and Discrimination: Issues for Philosophical Reflection and the Christian Community”. African Pentecost: Journal of Theology, Psychology and Social Work, Vol. 1, No.1(December 2007): 100-110.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Hegel’s Theory of the State”. Ed. I.I. Asouzu. Philosophy and Logic Today. Calabar: University of Calabar Press, 2004, pp.14-151.
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “The Morality of Strike” International Journal of Social Science and Public Policy 2 1(1999): 51-63.
Oluwagbemi-Jacob, Dorothy N. “Human Nature and Corruption in Nigeria”. Lwati Journal of Contemporary Research, Vol. 8 No. 1, (March 2010): 306-318. Beijing – China.
Oluwagbemi-Jacob, Dorothy N. “Technology”. In A.K. Bangura, ed. Culpability of the “Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Multidiscilinary Primer. Landham MD, U.S.A: Hamilton Books (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group), 2016, pp.313-328.
Oluwagbemi-Jacob, Dorothy N. “Communalism as a theory of Justice and the Human Person in African Culture”. Philosophy Study, Volume 4, Number 4, April 2014, 245-258 (U.S.A.).
Oluwagbemi-Jacob, Dorothy N. and Ncha Gabriel. “Sartre’s Existentialism and Participatory Governance: A Synergy for Peace and Stability in Nigeria”. The African Symposium : an Online Journal of the African Educatioanl Research Network, Vol. 14, No.1-2, December 2014, 93-102 (U.S.A).
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “The Relevance of Aristotle’s Discourse on Citizenship to Nigeria’s Political System”. Cajolis: Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies, 1 (2002): 84 – 96.
. Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Sustainable Development and the Ethnic Minority Question in Nigeria”. ABIBISEM: Journal of African Culture and Civilization, Ghana,Vol.2, (2009):107-124
Oluwagbemi-Jacob, Dorothy N. “The Role of Women in Leadership and Development: The Predicaments and the Way Forward” In D. Oluwagbemi-Jacob, D. Abakedi. and M. Egbai. A General Introduction to Feminism and Feminist Philiosophy: Studies in Feminist Philosophy, Volume 1.Calabar: E2zero Media, 2018, pp.176-194 ( In view)
Oluwagbemi-Jacob, Dorothy N. “Igbo Republicanism and Confucius’ Ideals of the Superior Man”. Igbo Studies Review, Number 2. 2014, 91-109. (U.S.A)
Ucheaga, Dorothy N. “Social Justice in Nigeria:The Dialectics of ideas and Reality” Humanities Review Journal 1 2(2001): 31- 40.

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“Leadership and the Politicization of Social Justice in Nigeria”. Eight Biennal conference of the Nigerian Philosophical Association. Held at the University of Uyo, Uyo. 13th – 16th August, 1990.1990-08-131990-08-16
“Anatomy of female Powerlessness and HIV/AIDS Prevention: Need for Paradigm Shift”. Yale Divinity School, New Haven-Connecticut (U.S.A.), 25th April 2004 2004-04-252004-04-25
“The Role of Women in Attitude Formation”. (Discussant).A National Seminar on the Role of Attitudes in Nigeria’s Development. Organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the National Television Authority (NTA). Held at Ladi Kwali Hall, Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers. April 12 – 13, 2005.2005-04-122005-04-13
“Religious Responses to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Comparative Case Study of Seven religious Institutions in Prevention/Care in Cross River State, Nigeria.” Malaka le Theologies: Women, Religion and Health, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 10 – 15, 2005. 2005-07-102005-07-15
Nigerian Interfaith Response to HIV/AIDS (Discussant).Held at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan Hotel, Ibadan-Nigeria, June 12, 2007.2007-06-122007-06-12
“Addressing HIV/AIDS Related Stigma and Discrimination: Issues for Philosophical Reflection and the Christian Community”. A National Conference on Training of Trainers on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Organized by the Ecumenical HIV/AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA) of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Held at the Institute of Church and Society, Samonda, Ibadan, Nigeria. August 14th – 17th, 2007.2007-08-142007-08-17
“A Re-appraisal of the Feminist Perspective in the context of women’s Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.: The case of Igbo women of southeast Nigeria”.Presented at the 4th Pan African Conference of the Circle for Concerned African Women Theologians. Held at Faculte’ de the’ologie Protestente de Yaounde. B.P 4011, 237, Yaounde, Nlong-Kak, Cameroon (Afrique), September 2-8, 2007. 2007-09-022007-09-08
“Intercultural Philosophy, Globalization and Africa’s Predicament: Finding the Missing Link”. (Lead Paper) presented at the International Conference on Intercultural Philosophy. Held at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. 2nd – 5th February, 2010. 2010-02-022010-02-05
“The Role of women in Leadership and Development”. Presented at Nigerian Women Arise (NWA) 2011 Conference on The Effect of Democracy on Women. Held at Calabar, 23rd -7th November, 2011. 2011-10-232011-11-07
“The Transatlantic Slave Trade: Gainers and Losers from the Perspective of Technology”.Presented at The Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and The African Diaspora (TOFAC 2012). Ogba, Lagos, Nigeria, July 2-4, 2012. 2012-07-022012-07-04
“Gender Dialectics, Migration and Mission: Finding the Missing Link”. Presented at the International Association of Mission Studies Conference on Migration, Human Dislocation and the Good News: Margins as the Centre of Mission. Wycliff College, Toronto, Canada, August 15-20, 2012.2012-08-152012-08-20
“Communalism as a Theory of Justice and the Human Person in African Culture”. Presented at the American Philosophical Association Meeting, Pacific Division, Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, U.S.A., March 27-31, 2013.2013-03-272013-03-31
“Igbo Republicanism and Confucius’s Ideals of the superior man”. Presented at the 18th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP), State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A., July 21- 24, 2013.2013-07-212013-07-24
“Gender Equality, Gender Inequality and Gender Complementarity: Insights from Igbo Traditional culture”. Presented at the African Studies Institute 3rd Annual Conference on Africa and its Diaspora (AICAID 2014) with the theme, Gender and Development: Relics and Innovations in the African Realm”, November 5-7, 2014, University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. 2014-11-052014-11-07
“Friedrich Nietzsche’s ‘Will to Power’, Globalization and Democratic Values in Africa”. Presented at the 1st Faculty of Arts International Conference, April 12-15, 2016, University of Calabar, Calabar. 2016-04-122016-04-15
“Promoting Gender and Social Equity”. Presented at the 4th International conference of U6 Initiative for Development, September 13-16, 2016, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.2016-09-132016-09-16
“Gender, Democracy and Peace Building: Does A Nexus Exist?” A Keynote Address presented at the 2nd National conference of History and International Conference, with the theme, Gender, Democracy and Peace Building, September 21-23, 2016, University of Calabar, Calabar.2016-09-212016-09-23
“Devolution of Powers and the Future of Nigeria” (Discussant). A Public Lecture organized by Faculty of social Sciences, September 29, 2017, University of Calabar, Calabar. 2017-09-292017-09-29
"The Arts/Humanities: Past, Present and Future”. “Need for Wholistic Education in Africa”. Presented at the Maiden Conference of Faculties of Arts/Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities, (FAHANU) April 9-13, 2018. University of Calabar, Calabar.2018-04-092018-04-13
“Ethical Leadership, Unethical Leadership and Human Development: A Virtue Ethicist Approach” (Lead Paper) Presented at 2018 Oracle of Wisdom International Conference, with the theme, Ethics and Human Development”, April 17-20, 2018, Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State, Nigeria.2018-04-172018-04-20
“Unethical Leadership and Security in Africa”. Presented at Naval War College. Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. May 7, 2018. 2018-05-072018-05-07