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Isoken Tito Aighewi
- isoken.aighewi@uniben.edu -
isoken.aighewi@uniben.edu Joined February 25, 2021
Main Expertise
Education and Training
Other expertise
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
City
Benin City
Nationality
United States of America
Highest Educational Qualification
Doctorate or higher
Biographical Info
Isoken Tito Aighewi is a Professor of Environmental Management/Toxicology. His educational background includes training in Agro-Environmental Sciences (B.S, M.S Tuskegee; Ph.D Minnesota, USA), Environmental Public Health/Safety (MPH, Columbia University New York, USA), and Geographic Information Sciences (GC-GIS, Indiana-Purdue, USA), with more than 36 years teaching, research and leadership experience in five universities in the U.S. and Nigeria (Tuskegee University Alabama, University of Minnesota, Columbia University, New York, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Maryland, and University of Benin, Nigeria). Prof. Aighewi is currently the Center Director and Chairman of the Joint University Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) and a two-time Head of department as well as a Graduate Program Coordinator. He also teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses and provides mentorship to students in Environmental Management/Toxicology. He has successfully developed and managed three research laboratories in the United States and has co-managed several external research/training grants in excess of $15.2m (USD) since 2009. He has provided and continues to provide expert consultancy services to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Education, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and well as several multi-national companies on demand. Prof. Aighewi has served as Ad-hoc university accreditation panel member for Nigeria’s National University Commission (NUC) on numerous occasions, as well as Associate Editor and Reviewer for several scientific, educational and engineering publishing houses; he has authored more than sixty articles in journals and textbook chapters and coordinated two major international professional conferences. Prof. Aighewi served as a board member of Maryland Information Network for Pesticides and Alternate Substances (MINPAS) in Maryland USA, and currently serves as a member of the Governing Council of American Heritage University of Southern California in the USA. He has also served as President of the Association of Environmental Health Academic programs (AEHAP) in the United States in 2013-2014 and currently serves as the Chairman of Nigerian Environmental Society-Edo State Chapter. Professor Aighewi leads a multidisciplinary research group on Tropical disease control and conducts multidisciplinary research on soil/land, water and air pollution and impact on ecosystems and human health; climate change and impact; emerging vector-borne diseases and Geospatial Information Technology (GIS/GPS) applications as a decision tool. Professor Aighewi is an active member of Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) and a Fellow of the Chattered Institute of Environmental and Public Health Management of Nigeria (FEPHN).