With over thirty years in the Sociology and Social Science fields, Dr. Offoha is an accomplished professor at the college and university level. As a visionary community organizer with over twenty-five years of counseling and advising experience, Dr Offoha continues to employ extensive diplomatic and interpersonal communication skills to advance programs in her field and her communities.
Dr. Offoha also actively participates vibrantly within her catholic church, participating in everything from church leadership to church choir member. She has also held roles in various organizations geared toward the advancement and fellowship of Nigerian progressionals.
Federal University, Otuoke Bayelsa State Nigeria Ag. Dean of Student Life 2014 to Present Reports to the Vice Chancellor, represents the University on issues related to student life Federal University, Otuoke Bayelsa State Nigeria Assistant Dean of Student Affairs 2012 to 2014 Assist the Dean of Student Affairs and campus administrative issues
Shaw University Raleigh, NC, USA Chair, Social Science Department 2011 to 2012 Assist the Dean of Arts and Sciences in overall organizational leadership of the social science department Shaw University Raleigh, NC, USA Interim Director of all Colleges of Adult & Professional Education (CAPE) 2009 to 2011 Assist the Vice President for Academic Affairs and develop and evaluate CAPE programs Ithaca College Ithaca, NY, USA Sociology Department Faculty Consultant--IBM & Macintosh Computer programs 1993 to 1997
Federal University, Otuoke Bayelsa State, Nigeria Associate Professor 2012 to present Sociology / Social Research / Anthropology / Social Statistics
Shaw University Raleigh, NC, USA Assistant Professor 1998 to 2012 Sociology / Social Sciences / Research Methodology / Gerontology / Criminal Justice / Ethnicity
Ithaca College Ithaca, NY, USA Assistant Professor 08/90 -1997 Women Studies / Criminal Justice / Research Methodology / Race and Ethnicity / Counseling Theory /
State University of New York Plattsburgh, NY, USA Assistant Professor 08/89 - 07/90 Sociology / Cultural Diversity
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science Philadelphia, PA, USA Adjunct Professor Spring 1986 Sociology
Temple University Philadelphia, PA, USA Part-time Instructor/Teaching Assistant 1984 - 1989 Freshman seminar/tutorial and introductory classes
Morgan State University Baltimore, MD, USA Research Assistant 1981 -1983 Conducted research on migration, brain drain, community development, women status and developmen.
LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
• Mother of all Mothers” (Nneoma) Catholic Diocese, Orlu-Nigeria, Scheduled for 2016 to Present • Matron and Mother of Humility, CWO, St. Mathias Amarata-Bayelsa-Nigeria 2014 to Present • “Community Respected Mother” (Ezinne-Nwereugwu) St. Pauls Church Isu-Nigeria December 2014 • Member, Board of Directors, Meridian Holdings Inc. 1996 to Present • Igbo Catholic Community, USA (ICCUSA) President 2011 to 2013 • National President, ONP-USA Inc. 2000 –2008 • Faculty Rep., Ithaca College Board of Directors 1995-1997 • Interim Head, Nigerian Women Organizing Committee US 1994 • Representative, Owerri/Gresham Sister-city Relationship 1991
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION AND ACTIVITIES
• International Sociological Association 2012 to present • Southern Sociological Association Member 2010 to present • Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists Member 2010 to present • Collegiate Press, Editorial Advisory Board Member 1996 • Congress of Black Faculty 1994 to 2012 • Association of Women In Psychology 1994 to 2010 • Council of Nigerian People & Organizations 1992 to 2000 • New York State Sociological Association 1990 to 2000 • Organization of Nigerian Professionals, USA Inc. 1986 to present • American Sociological Association 1984 to Present • Eastern Sociological Society 1984 to 1998 • Pennsylvania Sociological Society 1984 to 1991 • Eastern Community College Social Science Association 1984 to 1989