Academic Staff

  21 Feb 2017


Stella Chinyere Ogbuagu


Name:  Stella Chinyere Ogbuagu

Mailing addresses:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Abia State University, PMB 2000, Uturu

Abia State, Nigeria.


Plot 138 Ehimiri Housing Estate, Ehimiri

P.O. Box 772, Umuahia, 440001

Abia State, Nigeria

e-mail address:

Telephone: (Mobile/Cell):       234 7083380072

Marital Status:    Married with two children


B.Sc.:          1974 with 1st Class, Valedictorian and Best Graduating Student Class of 1974 University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).  Sociology/Anthropology

M.A.: 1976 with High Pass University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, P.A. 19104, United States of America Sociology/Demography

Ph.D.:1981, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, P. A. 19104, United States of America Sociology/Demography



Certificate of Merit:  1976, George Washington University St Louis, Missouri, USA. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Summer programme for students from developing countries.

Diploma:  1966, Social Administration and Social Development, University College of Swansea, South Wales, United Kingdom.

Certificate of merit:  1965, Health and Social Services in Norway, International Summer school, University of Oslo, Norway.                                                                                                                                                                                    Teachers’ Grade II and West African School Certificates.



Professor:  Sociology/Demography, Abia State University, Uturu,                1996 –

Director:  Centre for Population Studies.  Abia State University,                   Uturu,Abia State. 2010 –

Deputy Vice Chancellor:  Abia State University, Uturu                                     2000 – 2002

Deputy Vice Chancellor:        Abia State University, Uturu                               2002 – 2004

Senior Officer:   (Gender, Population and Development) Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, 1996 – 1999.

Visiting Associate Professor: Sociology Department, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.  1991 –  1992

Part-time Lecturer:         Political Science Department, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, 1993 – 1994.

Senior Lecturer:  Department of Sociology/Anthropology, University of Calabar, Cross River State.  1986 and 1991.

Lecturer 1: Department of Sociology/Anthropology, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State.  1984 – 1986.

Part-time Lecturer:         Institute of Public Policy and Administration University of Calabar, Cross River State.  1986 and 1990.

Lecturer II: Sociology Department, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State.  1982 – 1984.

Junior Fellow:  Department, Sociology/Anthropology, University of Nigeria.  Nsukka, Enugu State.  1974 – 1975.


Other Professional Experiences:

Assistant Social Welfare Officer:  Governments of Eastern Region and East Central State of Nigeria, 1967 – 1974.

Volunteer research Consultant:       American Friendship Service Committee, Philadelphia, USA.  1981 – 1982.

Visiting Teacher: School Board of Philadelphia, USA.  1981 – 1982.

Consultant:  United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria.

Programme on children in especially difficult circumstances.  1989

1991; on Gender and women empowerment training, Owerri.  1995.

Consultant:         United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi,   Kenya.  Work on the “impacts of global warming and climate change on coastal areas of West and Central Africa”.  1989 – 1990.

Consultant:          United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/National   Commission for Women (NCW) on “National Policy on Women in Development”.  1993.

Consultant: Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) Small Grants Programme.  Evaluation Mission, as Chief of Mission, to several African countries including, inter alias, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Dakar, Senegal.  1995.

Consultant: UNFPA and UNIFEM on several occasions and on varied issues, including preparatory work and meetings for and participation in the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China and drafting of the National Policy on Women.

External Examiner:  Department of Sociology, University of Ghana, Legon; Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, 1990 – 1993, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.  2006 and 2016.



  • Church Missionary Scholarship award, 1964 – 66.


  • University of Oslo Summer School award, 1965.


  • University of Nigeria, Merit award, 1973 -1974.


  • ‘First Class’, Valedictorian and best-all-round graduating student of the 1974 Class, B.Sc. (University of Nigeria), Nsukka, 1974.


  • Best-all-round graduating student of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 1974 Class, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1974.


  • Best-all-round graduating student of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology, 1974 Class, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1974.


  • ‘High Pass’A. (University of Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, P.A., 19104, USA., 1976.


  • Population Council, New York, USA., Fellowship award, 1975 -81.



Few of the numerous professional groups are listed below:

  • Member, International union for the Scientific Study of Population, (IUSSP). 1992 -.
  • Member, Women Union for African Population Studies (UAPS). 1990 –
  • Member, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). 1990 -.
  • Member, Population Association of Nigeria (PAN). 1984 -.
  • Member, Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association.
  • Member, Women in Nigeria (WIN). 1983 – 1996.
  • Member, African Studies Association (ASA) 1980 – 1985.
  • Member, American Sociological Association (ASA). 1975 -1982.
  • Member, Population Association of America (PAA). 1975 -1982.
  • Member, Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD), Dakar, Senegal. 1988 -1996.
  • Founder and 1st President, Mother and Child Survival Initiative(MOCHISI). An NGO in Abia State.  2006 –
  • President, Abia State University Women Association (ABSUWA). 2010/2015.



Professor Ogbuagu has authored and co-authored four books, seventeen book chapters and over fifty local and International Journal articles, conference ;proceedings, reports to United Nations bodies and to governmental and other agencies.


Travels and other Exposures:         

Professor Stella C. Ogbuagu has travelled extensively to many cities of the world and lived in three continents viz: Africa, America and Europe.  She is a profound University teacher and researcher as well as a social advocate for the under privileged in society.