Prof. Godfrey N. Uzoigwe

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Mississippi State University
Location: Middletown, Delaware, United States

Prof. Godfrey N. Uzoigwe, Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of historical education.

With unparalleled expertise in such historical subjects as imperialism, colonialism, national and European history, Dr. Uzoigwe served as a professor and the head of the department of history at Mississippi State University, from which he retired in 2014 and earned the distinguished title of a professor emeritus. Previously, he maintained involvement as the dean at various colleges in Nigeria from 1984 until 1999, including Imo State University, Abia State University and the University of Calabar. Likewise, Dr. Uzoigwe found success as a professor of history at the University of Michigan between 1970 and 1987, having initially embarked upon his vocational journey as a lecturer at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, from 1967 to 1970.

Recognized as a pioneer in African studies, Dr. Uzoigwe has notably trained more than 30 doctoral students and has garnered a laudable reputation for publishing numerous books, such as “Britain and the Conquest of Africa” in 1974. Moreover, he served as a member of the scientific committee at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization between 1997 and 2005, and as a member of the Association of Global South Studies in 2003. Dr. Uzoigwe is also a lifetime member of the Historical Society of Nigeria, for which he served as the president from 1988 until 1992.

Dr. Uzoigwe first sought a formal education at University College in Dublin, Ireland, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1963. Following this accomplishment, he received a diploma in education from Trinity College in 1964 and a Doctor of Philosophy in modern history from Christ Church, a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England, in 1967. Well regarded for his subsequent achievements in the field, Dr. Uzoigwe has garnered several accolades, including two Special Recognition Awards from the Association of Global Studies, a Golden Jubilee Award from the Historical Society of Nigeria, and other recognitions across the span of his career.

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