Department of Sociology at Ohio State Lima

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Courses

Faculty

Dr. Ted Houghton

Dr. Godwin  Ekechuku

CURRICULUM VITA

RESEARCH

Godwin U. Ekechuku
Research

Recent Presentations

MATERNAL EMPLOYMENT AND ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN PARTICIPATING IN THE WORKFORCE
ASSOCIATION FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF LINGUISTICS BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES" ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2006 held in Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, California November 16-19, 2006.

Research Experience: Spring-Summer 1999. A Funded Research by Akron Public School, Akron, Ohio. Principal Investigator: Assessing the Effects of a ‘Concentrated Curriculum—a 90-Minute Block Schedule’ on Academic Performance of African American Students at Buchtel High School, Akron, Ohio.

January to September 1991: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Researcher: Responsible for Evaluation of the Eligibility Criteria for Shock Incarceration Program in the State of Ohio. Assessed the Criteria for Releasing Prisoners in the State of Ohio Prison System. Analyzed the Social Characteristics of Who Gets Earlier Release (Shock Probation) in State Prisons. Analyzed the rate of Recidivism in the State of Ohio Prisons.

Autumn, 1987 to December 1990 – Ph.D. Student, Research Assistant and Instructor: Department of Sociology, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.

Courses Taught: Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Work and Occupation.

Autumn, 1977 to Summer, 1980 – M.A. Student, Research Assistant and Instructor: Department of Geography, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.

Course Taught: Eastern Civilization – Africa.

Profession Employment

July 1980 – June 1986: Assistant City Planner – Department of Urban Planning and Development, The City of Akron, Akron Ohio.

PUBLICATIONS:

Ekechuku, Godwin U. and Jenkins, J. Craig (2000). “Unemployment and Support for Job Entitlement Rights.” Journal of Political and Military Sociology. Vol.28 No 1: pp. 75-92

PAPERS SUBMITTED TO JOURNALS:

Ekechuku, G. Uche (2000) “Two-Parent Family Structure, SES, and Social Resources: The Determinants of the Levels of Educational Achievement of African-American High School Students.” Sociology of Education.

Ekechuku, Godwin U. (Draft Report August, 1999). “Evaluation of Buchtel High School, Akron: Analysis of the Effects of Concentrated Curriculum in a 90-Minute Block Schedule on Levels of Educational Achievement.” Sent the draft report to the school principal and faculty for reaction before final report.

Papers Prepared for Submission to Academic Journals

Jenkins, Craig J. and Ekechuku, Godwin U.  “The New Workers and Job Entitlement Rights.”

Ekechuku, Godwin U. “Maternal Employment Effects on Children and Socio-Cultural Bias against Women Participating in the Workforce.” Submitted to Journal of Marriage and Family. This is being reworked for submission.

RESEARCH PAPERS READ AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

“Nutritional Food Supplement and Pregnancy Outcomes: Impact Evaluation of the WIC Program.” Presented at the North Central Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting held in Akron, Ohio, Spring, 1989.

The Effects of Shock Incarceration (Boot Camp) on Adult Offenders.” Presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Sociology in Cleveland, Ohio, October 1992.

 

Summer Workshop: June 14-21, 2002: National Computational Science Institute at the Ohio State University Supercomputer Center, Columbus Ohio.

“Maternal Employment, Sociocultural Belief and Support for Women Participating in the Workforce.” Accepted for Presentation: World Congress of Sociology. Brisbane, Australia, July 6-12. 2002.

“Maternal Employment Effects on Children and Socio-Cultural Bias against Women Participating in the Workforce.” Accepted for Presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences. Honolulu, Hawaii,  June 16 -19, 2004.

Summer August 1-7, 2004 Workshops: National Computational Science Institute at San Diego State University, San Diego, California

RESEARCH GRANTS

Spring-Summer 1999: Awarded a research grant of $2,500.00 to evaluate the effects of a new curriculum on Ohio Proficiency Test Scores for African-American high school students at Buchtel High School, Akron, Ohio Public School.

The Ohio State University at Lima (1998/1999). The Ohio State University Faculty Research Grant: $500.00.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Society for Applied Sociology.

American Sociological Association.

North Central Sociological Association.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Professional Mentor: The Ohio State University Retention Services Mentoring Program.

Designed a Syllabus for Use in an Interdisciplinary Research Course/Workshop: Program Evaluation for Public and Non-Profit Organizations Autumn 2004.

 

 

Last Modified on 02/20/2007