CURRICULUM VITAE

1. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Name: Date of Birth: State of Origin : Marital Status: Present Contract Address: Ihuah, S. Alloysius PhD. 25th NOVEMBER, 1960. Benue State. Married with four children. Department of Rel. and Philosophy. Benue State University, Makurdi. Associate Professor.

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Schools attended with Academic Qualifications and dates University of Lagos, Akoka. Doctor of Philosophy, (Ph.D). Philosophy. University of Jos Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) University of Jos, Jos. Master of Arts (M.A) University of Jos, Jos. Bachollor of Arts, (B.A.) (Hons) 21 West African School Certificate (W.A.E.C). 2007 1994 1992 1986 1978

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Scholarships, fellowships and prizes (with dates) in respect of undergraduate and postgraduate work only.

(a) R.O.A. Akinjide Prize for the Best Graduating Student in the Department of Religious Studies in 1986, University of Jos. 4. Membership of Learned Societies. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 5. (i)    ii)   (iii)  (iv)  Member, Nigerian Philosophical Association (NPA). Member, World Council on Values. Member, The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy Member, National Association for the Study of Religion and Education NASRED Details of Teaching Experience at Tertiary Level College of Education Katsina-Ala Assistant Lecturer Lecturer II Lecturer I Benue State University, Makurdi, Assistant Lecturer Lecturer II

1987--1989 1989--1991 1991—1992

1993 – 1995 1995

University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos Teaching Assistant 1996 – 1999 Lagos State University, Ojo, 2000 – 2007 Lecturer II 2000 – 2003 1

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Lecturer I Senior Lecturer

2003 – 2006 2006 – 2007

(v) Adekunle Ajasin University, Aungba-Akoko  Senior Llecturer 2008 (vi)   6. Benue State University, Makurdi, Senior Lecturer, 2008 Associate Professor 2009-Date Dissertation and Thesis:

(i) Alloy S. Ihuah (2007) Science and Technology in Sustainable Development: An Ethical Paradigm (Ph.D Thesis, University of Lagos, Akoka,Yaba-Lagos, Nigeria.) (ii) Alloy S. Ihuah (1994) Motivation and Job Satisfaction: A Case Study of Benue Links, Nigeria Ltd (Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Thesis, University of Jos) (iii) Alloy S. Ihuah (1992) Ethics and Social Change Among the Tiv of Nigeria (M.A. Thesis, University of Jos). (iv) Alloy S. Ihuah (1986) Religion and the Nigerian National Unity (B.A. Hons. Thesis, University of Jos) 7. (a) Books (i) Alloy S. Ihuah (2010) The Ethics of Science and Technology: An African Perspective, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG (ii) Alloy S. Ihuah (ed) (2010) Philosophy and Logic for Beginners, Makurdi, Philosophy Unit, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Benue State University. (iii) Alloy S Ihuah (ed) (2010) Philosophy and Human Existence, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG (b) Articles in Journals. (iv) Alloy S. Ihuah (2008) “Of Grass Houses and Glass Houses in Democracy: Evolving an African Paradigm”, in FAJ: Faculty of Arts Journal, Benue State University,Vol. 5, (pp 69 -80) (v) Alloy S. Ihuah (2006) “Science, Technology and Globalization: Rethinking the African Condition in the 21st Century and Beyond” in LASU Journal of Humanities Vol. 4, No. 1. (pp.36-52) 2 Publications

(vi) Alloy S. Ihuah (2005) “The Ground Questions in Ethical Naturalism” in SWEM: Journal of Religion and Philosophy, Vol. 1, No. 6 (pp. 65 – 78). (vii) Alloy S. Ihuah (1999) “Philosophy in African Oral Text” in Journal of African Philosophy and Studies: Vol. 2, No. 3, (pp. 124-140). (viii) Alloy S. Ihuah and Toluwalase Ajayi (2005) “The Problem of Religious Language”, in Knowledge Review, Vol. 10 No. 2. (pp. 120 – 135). (ix) Alloy S. Ihuah (2002) “Rethinking an African Ethical System: Between Change and Continuity” in Humanities Review Journal (HRJ) Vol. 2 No. 1, (pp. 134-147). (c) Articles in Books (x) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) “Scientific Technology, African Humanistic Heritage and Personhood” in Asiegbu, M. F and Chukwuokolo, J. C. Personhood and Personal Identity: A Philosophical Study. (xi) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) “What is Philosopy?”, in Alloy S Ihuah, Philosophy and Logic for Beginners, Makurdi, Philosophy Unit, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Benue State Unoiversity. Pp. 1-17. (xii) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) Why Study Philosophy?, in Alloy S Ihuah , Philosophy and Logic for Beginners, Makurdi, Philosophy Unit, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Benue State Unoiversity. Pp. 33-52. (xiii) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) , “The Problem of Right Questions in Philosophy”, in Philosophy and Logic for Beginners, Makurdi, Philosophy Unit, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Benue State Unoiversity. Pp. 71-87. (xiv) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) , “A Philosophical Approach to the Neutrality Question in Science and Technology”, in Philosophy and Logic for Beginners, Makurdi, Philosophy Unit, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Benue State Unoiversity. Pp. 149-158. (xv) Alloy S Ihuah PhD: “Argumentative Use of Language as a form of Reasoning Process” in Alloy S Ihuah, Philosophy and Human Existence, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG. pp. 28-45 (xvi) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) “Philosophy as the Parent Discipline” in Philosophy and Human Existence, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG. pp.727 (xvii) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) “The African Global Mind: An Existentialist Discourse” in Philosophy and Human Existence, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG. pp. 56-71

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(xiii) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) “Death, Change and Continuity: Somethingness From the Nothingness of Man” in Philosophy and Human Existence, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG. pp.86-111 (xix) Alloy S. Ihuah (2010), and Philomena Aku Ojomo, “Morality of Human Development: Towards an African Moral Humanism” in Philosophy and Human Existence: Critical Essays in Philosophical Discourse, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG. pp112-130 (xx) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) “Martin Heidegger on the Question of Being and Human self Transcendence” in Philosophy and Human Existence: Critical Essays in Philosophical Discourse, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishers AG & Co. KG. pp.131-148 (xxi) AlloyS Ihuah (2010) “African Humanistic Heritage and Personhood” in Philosophy and Human Existence, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishers AG & Co. KG. pp189-216 (xxii) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) “Politics of Gender Power in Tiv Aesthetic Tradition: Liberation, Centring and Empowerment” in Philosophy and Human Existence, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishers AG & Co. KG. pp.217-236 (xxiii) Alloy S Ihuah (2010) “The Crisis of Leadership Recruitment in Nigerian Politics: A Return to Ayatutuism” in Philosophy and Human Existence, Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishers AG & Co. KG. pp263-295 (xxiv) Alloy S. Ihuah (2006) “NEPAD and the Challenge of Globalization: Evolving a Development Paradigm for Africa in the 21st Century” in Ityavyar, D. and Gundu, Z.A. (eds) NEPAD and the Challenge of Development in Nigeria, Jos, International Centre for Gender and Social Research (INTER-GENDER). (xxv)Alloy S. Ihuah (2005) “The Problem of God and the Logic of Sharia in Nigeria Politics: Evolving a Relevant Philosophy of Religious Tolerance in the 21st Century”, in Momoh, C.S., Nigerian Integrative Discourses. Volume 1: Sharia (Lagos, University of Lagos, pp. 209232). (xxvi)Alloy S. Ihuah (2003) “Ethnic Conflicts in the Lower Benue Valley of Nigeria”, in Akinyele, R.T. (ed): Race, Ethnicity and Nation Building in Africa: Studies in Inter-group Relation, (Lagos, Rex Charles Publication in association with Connell Publications), pp. 159-180. (xxvii) Alloy S. Ihuah (2001) “Religious Pluralism and National Development: Towards a Philosophy of Human Integration”, in Agwonorobo. E. Eruvbentine (ed). The Management of Pluralism: A Formula for Development in Nigeria (Lagos: A publication of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, pp. 311-320). (xxviii) Alloy S. Ihuah (1999) “The Question of Equality and Social Justice in Democracy”, in Muyiwa Falaiye (ed) Africa’s Political Stability: Ideas, Values and Question, (Lagos: Panaf Publishing Inc., pp. 69-98). 4

(xxix) Alloy S. Ihuah and A.F. Uduigwomen (1999) “Pragmatism, Naturalism and Education”, in F.A. Uduigwomen and Karo Ogbinaka (eds) Philosophy and Education: (Lagos, Oborah and Ogbinaka Publishers Ltd., pp. 103-120). (xxx) Alloy S. Ihuah and Chiedozie Okoro (1998) “Special Symbols in Symbolic Logic” in Jim Unah (ed) Philosophy and Logic (Lagos, Foresight Press; pp. 217-231. (xxxi) Alloy S. Ihuah (1998) “The Laws of Thought: A Critical Study”, in C.S. Momoh (ed) Philosophy for all Disciplines. (Lagos, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, pp. 172-188. (xxxii) Alloy S. Ihuah (1998) “Science, Technology and Development” in Jim Unah (ed) Philosophical Science: (Lagos, Foresight Press: pp. 123-167). (d) Book Reviews: (xxxiii) Alloy S. Ihuah (2000) Philosophy and Oral Tradition: Sophie B. Oluwole: (Lagos, Ark Publications 1990). Reviewed on the web: AFRICAHOME: COM, BOOK REVIEW: ANN, February 2. (xxxiv)Alloy S. Ihuah (2000) Man and State – Friday N. Ndubuisi (Lagos: Logo Media Publications 1999). Reviewed on the web: AFRICAHOME. COM, BOOK REVIEW: ANN, March 1. 9. Community Service.

(i) Secretary, Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COE Katsina-Ala Branch, 1988-1992. (ii) (iii) 1995 (iv) Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities B.S.U. Branch, 1993-1995. Member, Senate (Representing Congregation) Benue State University, 1994-

Member, Governing Board, Benue State Sports Council, 1999-2000.

(v) Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University Branch, 2005-2007. (vi) Coordinator, Postgraduate Programme, Department of Philosophy, Lagos State University, Ojo, 2006-2007. (vii) Member, Faculty of Arts Examination Malpractice Committee, Lagos State University, Ojo, 2007. (viii) Member, Post-graduate Research committee, Benue State University, Makurdi, 2009--Date 5

(ix) Member, Post-graduate Board Committee, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Benue State University, Makurdi. 2008--Date 10. Undergraduate Courses Taught: (i) PHI 107- Critical Thinking. (ii) PHI. 108- Problems of Knowledge (iii) PHI.110- Philosophical Anthropology. (iv) PHI. 112- Philosophy of Value. (v) PHI. 203- Introduction to the methodology scientific inquiry. (vi) PHI. 211- Epistemology. (vii) PHI. 202- Philosophy of mind. (viii) PHI. 208- Aesthetics. (ix) PHI. 302- Philosophy of Biological Sciences (x) PHI. 304- Philosophy of Education (xi) PHI. 306-Philosophical Anthropology (xii) PHI. 305- Philosophy of Language. (xiii) PHI. 307- Philosophy of Law: Legal Concepts. (ixx) PHI. 405- Philosophy of Physical Science (xxi) PHI. 411- Phenomenology and Existentialism. (xxii) PHI 406- Philosophy of Law: Theories. (xxiii) PHI. 410- Advanced Ethics. (xxiv) PHI. 414- Special Authors. (xxv) PHL101- Critical Thinking: Argument and Evidence (xxvi) PHL206- Introduction to Metaphysics. (xxvii) PHI303Professional Ethics (xxviii) PHL305 Philosophy of Conflict Management. (xxix) PHL 315- Phenomenology (xxx) PHI 409- Business Ethics. (xxxi) PHL 418 Environmental Ethics. 11 Postgraduate Courses Taught: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) 12. (a) PHL 815: Philosophy and Conflict Management. PHL818: Advanced Philosophy Science PHL820: Philosophical Research for Graduate Students. PHL813: Bio-Ethics REL709: African Philosophy REL 708: Comparative Studies in African and Christian Ethics

Research Research Completed:

 Gender and Constitutionalism: This research was sponsored by the FORD FOUNDATION and housed in Nigeria by Central for Constitutional Development. It was carried out by the Centre for African Culture and 6

Development (CEFACAD) in which I served as Assistant Researcher under Prof. S.B. Oluwole. (2000) (b) Research in Progress: (i) Women, Religion and Development in Northern Nigeria: This research is ongoing. It undertakes an analysis of the interplay of Traditional/Islamic religious practices on women and development in the Islamic North. It is expected to be completed in the next one year. (ii) The Ethics of Science and Technology: An African Paradigm. The research argues the thesis that a pro-active ethical approach to scientific and technological endeavours guarantees a more human friendly development which transforms the quality of human life on earth. The research further attempts to establish that sustainable human development is not and should not be a journey outward away from the essential human nature. Sustainable human development is argued here as the integral well being of man in both his material and spiritual (body and soul) life. The research shall argue the conclusion that, as humanity develops economically and technologically, it should involve the balance of short-term thinking and immediate gratification by shifting the balance towards improving the quality of human life on earth. It uses African humanistic heritage as a template for sustainable human development. (c) Orientation of Research My research orientation in the area of Existential philosophy, thus relating the enterprise of philosophy to human affairs. This is founded on the observation that global crisis has fast become the trademark of our inherited world, whether it is in the area of religion, politics, economics, etc. But the future cannot be a continuation of the past. The forces of the technoscientific economy are threatening the very foundation of human life, even while they create unheard of material bounties for a minority of humanity. It is thus in appreciation of this human condition that my research and publications are focused. This is done not only to shed light on the general human condition, but also to bring to the fore the widespread disillusionment and human decline in the face of this unsolicited man’s inhumanity to man and nature. A philosophy of human integration is thus argued as our avowed human duties and responsibilities in remaking a world worth living in and dying for. Through these researches and publications, the human mind is confronted with the stark realities of human existence and so better knowledgeable and capacitated in promoting and protecting humanity and nature for sustainable development. 13.Referees: (i) Dr. (Rev. Fr.) James S Moti (HOD), Department of Rel. & Philosophy, Benue State University, Makurdi. (ii) Professor Muyiwa Falaiye, Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos. (iii) Dr. Moses Oghenekaro Ogbinaka Department of Philosophy, 7

University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos.

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