Offoha, Marcellina .U.

Associate Professor

Faculty Of Humanities & Social Sciences

Department Of Social Sciences

Courses Taught:

Email: [email protected]

Research Interest

  • Strayer University North Raleigh Campus, Raleigh, NC, USA, Online Training and Certification 2012
  • University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, Michigan, USA, Online Training and Certification  2008
  • Shaw University, Raleigh, NC, USA, Online Training and Certification  2007
  • Temple University  Philadelphia, PA, USA, Ph.D. in Sociology with concentration in Research Methods 1989
  • The Johns Hopkins University  Baltimore, MD, USA, Courses in Educational Leadership, 1983
  • Morgan State University  Baltimore, MD, USA, M.A. in Sociology, 1983
  • Morgan State University  Baltimore, MD, USA, B.A. in Sociology (Magna cum Laude) 1981
Professional Experience 
  • Department of Sociology, Federal University @ Otuoke, Bayelsa, Nigeria; Associate Professor,  2012 to present
  • Chair, Social Science Department, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC , 2011-2012
  • Interim Director of all Nine Centers for Alternative Programs in Education Sites (CAPE), Shaw University, Raleigh, NC   2009-2011
  • Director, Shaw University, Rocky Mount, NC C.A.P.E    2002 to 2009 
  • Director, Shaw University, Kannapolis, NC C.A.P.E     2000 to 2002
  • Coordinator, Shaw University, Greenville, NC Site     1999 to 2000
Professional And Honorary Society Memberships
  • International Sociological Association          2012 to present
  • Southern Sociological Association Member        2011 to present 
  • Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists Member      2010 
  • Collegiate Press, Editorial Advisory Board Member           1996
  • Association of Women in Psychology  1994-present
  • Congress of Black Faculty  1994-2000
  • New York State Sociological Association 1990-1998
  • American Sociological Association    1984-present
  • Eastern Sociological Society   1984-2000
  • Organization of Nigerian Professionals, USA Inc. 1986-present
  • Pennsylvania Sociological Society   1987-1991
  • Eastern Community College Social Science Association 1984-1989
Major Recognitions and Honours
  • Shaw University Administrator of the Year Award    2007 
  • Teacher of the Year Award   1999
  • Certificate of Achievement (creating computer presentation)  1995
  • Outstanding Nigerian Professional Award ONP-USA, Inc.   1989
  • Distinguished Graduate Instructor Temple University, PA   1988
  • Graduate School Fellowship, Temple University, PA       1987
  • Outstanding Young Women of America   1982,1983
  • Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society       1982
  • De Costa Fellowship Award     1982
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Univ.& Colleges 1981,   1982
  • Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society   1981
  • Promethean Kappa Tau Honor Society   1979
  • Distinguished Honor Student      1982, 1983             
  • Offoha, Marcellina, The Rise to Prominence: The Biography of Chief (Dr.) Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Iwuanyanwu under Review for Publication, 2013. 
  • Offoha, Marcellina and Nellyzita Offoha, “Elderly African Immigrants with Speech and Language Disorder: The Impact on Family Dynamics” Paper presented at the 75th Annual Conference of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, March 19, 2010.
  • Offoha, Marcellina & M. Sadiku (Eds.) Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Nigeria, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1995.
  • Offoha, Marcellina and Goodwin Stefan. “International Study and   Socio-Economic Dimensions of Brain-Drain.” In KaiKai and KaiKai.   Understanding The International Student. McGraw-Hill Co., 1991.
  • “African and African-American Families: A Comparative Study.”Joint research with Monica Jackson, presented at the Organization of Nigerian Professionals (ONP-USA INC.) November 17, 1995.
  • “Biafran Women: Military Decimation of Culture.” In Nwaneri, Angela N. Nigeria: Visions For The Future. presented at the Association For Black Faculty, October, 1995.
  • “Contemporary Ethnic Conflicts in Africa: Implications For Migration and Brain Drain.” Paper presented at New York State     Sociological Society, October, 1995.
  • “Impact of Dependent Economy on Emigration and Remigration of Nigerian Professionals.” Paper presented at Eastern Sociological   Society, 19 March 1994.
  • “Impact of Familial Obligation on Emigration of Nigerians.”Paper presented at the New York State Sociological Society, 17 October 1992; Revised 1995; Unpublished Manuscript.
  • “Theoretical Approaches to the Problems of International Migration.” Unpublished manuscript, 1992.
  • “Educated Nigerian Settlers in the U.S.A.: The Phenomenon Of Brain Drain.” Paper Presented to the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, 1987; Dissertation, 1989.
  • “Impact of Ethnicity on the Employment of Nigerian Professionals.” Paper Presented to the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, 1989.
  • “Credentialism and Inequality” Unpublished Manuscript, 1988.
  • “Factors Affecting Brain Drain Among Nigerian Professionals.”Paper Presented to the Organization of Nigerian Professionals (ONP-USA INC.) 1987
  • “Parental/Community Involvement in the Development and Administration of Public Elementary School in Imo State Nigeria) & the State of Maryland (U.S.A.)” M.A. Thesis, 1983.