PROF. MRS GLORIA NKIRUKA OKWU
Director, IWoGDS: 2017-Till datePROF. MRS GLORIA NKIRUKA OKWU gloriaokwu@futo.edu.ng

Prof. Mrs Gloria Nkiruka Okwu is a Professor of Biochemistry in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, M.Sc. in Biochemistry from University of Colorado, Boulder and Ph.D in Nutritional/Medical Biochemistry from Federal University of Technology, Owerri. With over 30 years of teaching and research experience in both the United States of America and Nigeria, Prof. Mrs Okwu has several publications to her credit in International and local journals. Her research interests are in the areas of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Child and Maternal Health. She has participated in several local and international conferences and is a member of several learned societies. She has also held several administrative positions including Director of Office for University Development and Director, Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies, all at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri

DR CHINYERE ADA MADU, MNIP, MRAESON
Director, IWoGDS: 2016-2017DR CHINYERE ADA MADU, MNIP, MRAESON

Dr Chinyere Ada Madu holds B.Sc. Physics (UNN), M.Sc. and PhD in Solid State Physics (FUTO). She joined the services of FUTO in 1998 as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Physics and rose to the rank of Reader in October, 2013. Her area of specialization is in Theoretical Solid State Physics while her primary research interests are in Electronic Structure Calculations and Renewable Energy. She has served the University in various capacities as Deputy Director, Centre for Continuing Education, CCE 2011-2012; Acting Director, Centre for Continuing Education, CCE 2012-2014; Acting Director, Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies, IWoGDS 2016-2017;etc. She has been the Acting Head, Department of Physics, from July 2017. She is a member of the University Senate (2011- Date). She has published widely in both local and international journals and has attended many local and international conferences and workshops. Chinyere is a devout Christian and is happily married to Engr. Greg Madu and the marriage is blessed with children.

Prof. (Mrs.) Ihuoma Pauline Asiabaka, FMIN
Director, IWoGDS: 2012-2016Prof. (Mrs.) Ihuoma Pauline Asiabaka, FMINihuoma.asiabaka@futo.edu.ng

The challenges of globalisation have made management of organisations a subject of much debate and analysis. Efficiency and effectiveness in managerial performance determine the extent of actualisation of the organisational goals. As a Professor of Management in the School of Management Technology, Prof. Asiabaka’s research efforts focus on measures that add value to institutional performance through above average quality achievement by continuous improvement of all operations, functions and processes in organisations. She has been the Head, Department of Management Technology, SMAT, FUTO; has taught and supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate courses and students in Imo State University, Owerri and FUTO. Prof. Mrs Asiabaka has held several administrative and academic positions including serving as the Director of IWoGDS, FUTO during which the curricula for the Postgraduate Diploma and M.Sc. Programmes of the Institute were developed. She is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Gender and Development Issues.

HER EXCELLENCY PROFESSOR (NOBLE LADY) VIOLA ADAKU ONWULIRI
Director, IWoGDS: 2010-2012HER EXCELLENCY PROFESSOR (NOBLE LADY) VIOLA ADAKU ONWULIRI

HER EXCELLENCY PROFESSOR (NOBLE LADY) VIOLA ADAKU ONWULIRI, B.Sc.(Hons.) Biochem. (Nig.), M.Sc., Applied Organic Chemistry (Jos), Ph.D. Biochemistry (Jos), PGDE, Certificate in Human Ethics (Harvard), FNSBMB, FNISEB, FWIMA, EU-WIIN, LKSJI, JP, ALOHA is a Professor of Biochemistry (UNIJOS 2004) and later of FUTO (2007); and Wife of the 5TH VC FUTO, Professor C.O.E Onwuliri, FAS. She was the Initiator and Pioneer Director of the IWoGDS, FUTO (then known as the Center for Women, Child Research and Development); Pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the Federal Maritime University in Delta State and St. Albert Institute of Higher Studies, Kafanchan; African Representative on the Governing Council of the International AIDS’S Geneva (2004-2012); Honourable Minister both in Foreign Affairs and Education. She also attracted many Federal Government‘s project to educational Institutions including FUTO and IMSU. She has been honoured with over 260 awards globally including: most Outstanding Female Minister in Nigeria Award; Best Performing Minister Award; Outstanding Minister Award; Peace Ambassador Awards; European Union Women Award for Innovative Leadership, etc

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