Fort Valley State University  

Osondu , Iheanyichukwu N.

History, Geography, Political Science and Criminal Justice
145 Horace Mann Bond Building

• 2000 – Present Fort Valley State University Department of History, Geography and Political Science
• 2005-2010 Adjunct Associate Professor of World regions Center for continuing Education Marcia University Macon
• 1997-1998 Adjunct Associate Professor School of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Arlington Comparative
Housing; Federal Housing Policy programs, HUD grants: Section 8 & Housing History & Finance (Post-graduate)
• 1995-1997, Carrollton and Farmers ISD. Substitute Teacher (High School)
• 1994-1995 L.H.R. Consulting & Education Services Consultant/professor of Environmental Science
• 1993-1994 Adjunct Lecturer College of N.E. London Department of Environment Health, Planning, Housing &
Administration (Undergraduate) in Statistics, Research Methods and Computing (MINITAB)
• 1982-1984 College of Education Eha-Amufu Lecturer & Acting Head of Department of Geography
• 1982-1985 University of Lagos Institute of Distant Studies (Part –time Lecturer) Continuing Education
• 1980-1982, Lecturer II in Geography College of Education Yola, Nigeria
• 1978-1980 College of Education, Pankshin, Lecturer II in Geography and Elementary Survey
• 1977-1978 Government Secondary School Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria
• 1993-1994 Boys High School Awkunanaw,


• 2013 November Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network Workshop by National Science
Foundation NSF’S Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
• 2013 October ESRI Sharpen Your Skills Seminar: Using ArcGis 10.1 for Desktop.
• 2010 GIS Summer workshop for High School Math/Science Teachers in Middle Georgia Region. Funded by
the US Department of Education grant
• 2009 GIS hands-on workshop for Staff of Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission.
• 2008 October, Quality Education For Minorities (QEM) Network. Workshop for National Science Foundation
(NSF)’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program
• 2006 July 22 – 29 SPACE Summer workshop on “Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Undergraduate
Curricular in the Social Sciences” The University of Oklahoma, Norman
• 2006 September: Introduction to GIS: Seminar/workshop for faculty/Staff Fort Valley State University funded from
the Spatial Perspectives on Analysis for Curriculum Enhancement grant (SPACE).
• 2005. GIS hands on workshop for Staff of Macon-Bibb County Planning a Zoning Commission
• 2004. May Online Weather study workshop
• 2004. February North-side High School GIS Seminar –An introduction to GIS
• 2003. Mobile GIS Seminar for real time decision making in the field.
• 2003 June: Introduction to GIS – Community participation – Wolf Alliance.
• 2001 June: Seminar on the use of and application of Arc- GIS, Atlanta Georgia.


• 2009/2010: US Department of Education Grant award for the Acquisition of GIS laboratory Equipment for
recruitment and Training Projects: ($95,000)
• 2006: SPACE Grant to introduce GIS to Student, Faculty and Staff- Campus enlightenment campaign on the
use and application of GIS: ($500.00)
• 2003: FVSU Faculty Summer Research Stipend $1000.00 Assessment of Urban Environmental Quality (Housing)
In South Macon, Bib County Georgia.
• 1984 – 1988 Federal Government (Nigeria) Overseas Scholarship at Edinburgh University, Scotland U.K
• 1979- 1980 University of Jos Nigeria Post-graduate Scholarship
• 1974-1977 Federal Government of Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship University of Lagos

Service to Community

• 2013: Faculty Senator Representing Department of Social Science.
• 2013: Elected to Department of Social Sciences Tenure and Promotions Committee.
• 2012: Member, committee for Reddick Scholarship Award for articles published on Africa in the Journal of
Third World Studies.
• 2010: Member, Promotion and Post- tenure Committee: Department of Fine Arts, Humanities and Mass Communication.
• 2010: Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee: Department of English and Foreign Languages
• 2004: Present Director Social Science/GIS Laboratory
• 2005: Present Co-Chair Coordinating Committee Weather net Classroom/American Meteorological Society.
• 2005 to Present Chair, Geography Grant writing: Department of History, Geography and Political Science
• 2004-2006 Chair Board of regents Committee on core courses in Geography and Geology
• 2004 – Present Associate member Population Study center (PSC) Department of Business and Economics
• 2004 – 2006 Member, Faculty senate Representing Department of Social Sciences.
• 2003- Present Member Board of Regents committee on core courses: Geography and Geology
• 2003 – Present Consultant Advance placement program, Human geography
• 2003 – Present Member Professional Education Faculty Council
• 2003 – Present Member University Curriculum Committee and Curriculum sub-committee
• 2004 –2013 Present Judge B-P-R-B Student paper competition
• 2004-2009 Judge Middle Georgia Regional History Day Contest
• 200-2001 Judge High School Quiz Bowl

Additional Professional Responsibilities and Activities

• 2008 – Present Editorial Board member, Journal of Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and South America
• 2005 Academic Reviewer National Geographic Society Atlas, John Wiley and Sons Alliance Partner2003 to Present
Consultant on AP Human Geography College Board

Professional Associations and Memberships

• 2010 - Present Member National Council for Geographic Education. 2013
• 2004- Present Member, Association of Third World studies and African Research Forum 2004-2013

Faculty Bio

1993 Ph.D. Geography/Planning: University of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom.
1980 M.Sc. Urban Geography (Environmental Planning & Resource Management) University of Jos.
1977 BA (Hon.) Geography/Education (Major) History (minor) University of Lagos

• 1984-5 Research Methodology, Quantitative Techniques and Statistics University of
• Glasgow Scotland, United Kingdom.
• 1989. Quantitative Techniques, Statistical Package for Social Sciences X (SPSS) ; MINITAB & Statistics
University of Edinburgh.
• 1990 Professional Seminar/Workshop on Computer programming Skills and Systems. University of Edinburgh:
• Languages (FORTRAN); Operating Systems (Dos, UNIX. VAX (hardware (Dec, VAX, IBM Systems PC & compatibles;
Software Claris works; SPSS X, Minitab and MapInfo
• 2001 Introduction to Arc-View Geographical Information Systems (GIS 3.X) Environmental Research Institute Inc.
Athens Georgia.
• 2006 SPACE Summer Workshop: Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Undergraduate Curricula in the Social
• Sciences. The University of Oklahoma.
• 2004 American Meteorological Society: Online Weather study workshop Kansas City.
• 1982-1984 Supervisor/ Coordinator, National Meteorological Station, Eha-Amufu.


Referred / Peer Reviewed Journal Article

• Osondu I.N. (2011) The Third World: What is in a name? UJAH: Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol.12, No. 2, 2011
• Osondu I.N. (2011) A comparative analysis of African Traditional Economic Institutions in contemporary Africa and its Diaspora:
International Journal of Migration issue # 4.January 2011.

Book Chapters:

• Osondu I.N. (2014) The role of Cultural Associations: National and Ethnic in Africa and Diaspora in Uwakwe, Rotick and Okpala,
Edits. Engaging the Diaspora: Migration and African Families. Lexington Books. New York. ISBN978-0-7391-7973 Pp. 143- 164
• Osondu, I.N. (2013) Social and economic Consequences of wars and Civil conflicts. In Toyin Falola eds. Africa After fifty years:
Retrospections and Reflections. Africa World Press/The red Sea Press Inc. ISBN978-1-5922-907-0 pp. 321-340
• Osondu, I.N. (2011) An outline Geography of Africa in Munene I. (edit.) An Interdisciplinary Primer, in African Studies Lexington
Books. Pages 17-31. ISBN 978-0-7391-6597-3-0 pp. 17-31
• Osondu I.N. (2009) Environmental Policy, in Bangura Abdul K. (edit.) Assessing George W. Bush African Policy and suggestions
for Barack Obama and African Leaders I Universe ISBN. 978-1-4401-5454-6. pages 101 – 116
• Osondu I.N. (2009) Not out of Africa? Sifting Facts from Fiction, in the New Balkanization of Africa. In Soyinka-Ariwele and K.
Edozie (edits) Reframing Contemporary Africa – Politics, Economics, and Culture in the Global Era. CQ Press, a division of
SAGE Publications ISBN. 978-0-87289-497. Pages 36 - 46.

Dissertations and Thesis

• OSONDU. I, N. (1992) Housing Finance in urban Nigeria. A case Study of Enugu. Ph.D. Thesis, Faculty of Social
Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland U.K.
• OSONDU, I.N. (1980) Urban Housing Quality Assessment in Pankshin. Msc. Thesis, Faculty of Graduate Studies,
University of Jos. Papers presented at Professional Conferences/Meetings
• Osondu, I.N (2012) The Arab Spring (North Africa), and its Geopolitical Implications for Africa. Paper presented at
the 30th. Annual Conference of the Association of the third World Studies October 11-13 2012. Berry College, Rome Georgia.
• Osondu, I.N (2011) Culpability of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: The Geographical Implications. Paper presented at the 29th.
Annual Conference of the Association of Third World Studies. November 20-23, 2011. Hotel Pestina, Salvador da Bahia Brazil.
• Osondu I.N. (2010) Africa, and the dangers of E-Waste. Paper presented at the 28th. Annual Conference of the association of
Third World Studies, Armstrong Atlantic University, Savannah, Georgia.
• Osondu, I.N. and Onukora Larry (2010) Environmental and population Health conditions in Abakpa Residential District of
Kaduna Metropolis Nigeria. Paper presented at The 11th. Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS).
Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky.
• Osondu, I.N. (2009) The Third World: What is in a name? Paper presented at the 27th. Annual conference of the Association
of third World Studies Association, Cape Coast Ghana
• Osondu, I.N. (2008) Economic and Social consequences of Civil wars in Africa Paper presented at the 26th. Conference of
the Association of third World Studies, Millersville PA.
• Osondu I.N. (2007) Analysis of the Regional Geography of Africa in America: Shifting facts from fiction. Paper presented
at the 25th. Annual Conference of the Association of Third World Studies, November 18-20, Lima Peru.
• Osondu I.N (2007) Geographical Analysis of Wars, civil conflicts and their Social implications. Paper presented at
Association of Third World Studies conference, November 18-20, Lima Peru.
• Osondu I.N. (2005) The Geography of Wars in Africa: A Geopolitical analysis of Regional Conflicts. Association of
Third World Studies. The Dominican Republic November 20 -22,
• OSONDU, I.N; Floyd G; & Samake S (2004) The Use and Application of GIS in Third World Development programs.
Association of Third World Studies 22nd. Annual Conference, Macon, Georgia October 7 – 9.
• OSOND, I.N. (2003) Traditional African Economic System in Contemporary Western Culture Conference on uncovering
connections IV Cultural Endurance between Africa, The Americas and The Caribbean.
• OSONDU.I.N. (2002) The role of non-profit organizations in Urban housing development in Nigeria. Conference on
non-profit organizations and sustainable Communities, Tucson, Arizona
• OSONDU, I.N (1998) Socio-economic impact of preserving historic buildings in the central business district of Fort Worth.
41st. Annual Conference of Western Social Science Association April 21 –24.
• OSONDU, I. N & Oppong J. (1997) Housing, Health and Diseases in Urban West Africa. Annual Conference of
Association of American Geographers, April 1 – 5th.
• OSONDU, I.N. & Middleton, A. (1994) Informal Housing Finance in developing Countries. An Analysis. 2nd
International symposium on housing for the poor. April 11- 14th.
• OSONDU, I.N. (1994) Tit-bits on Research Methods Seminar Working paper, Faculty of Professional Business & Service
Studies, Department of Environmental, Health Housing and Administration, The College of North East London.
• OSONDU, I.N. & Middleton, A. (1993) A general framework for analyzing housing finance in urban centers of developing
countries. An example. International Association of Housing Science Congress, April 10 –14th.
• OSONDU, I.N. & Middleton, A. (1992) The role of unconventional institutions in financing urban housing in
developing countries. International Association of Housing Science Congress, September 21 –25th.

Research Interests: 

Africa and African environment, Housing and housing finance. Use and application of Geographic Information
Systems in solving environmental problems.

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