Prof. Ikechukwu Anthony Kanu
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KANU, IKECHUKWU ANTHONY, O.S.A., a friar of the Order of Saint Augustine of the Province of Nigeria is a Professor of Religion and Cultural Studies at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Tansian University, Umunya. Prior to Tansian, he was the Rector of the Augustinian Institute, Makurdi. He has served as Dean of Students at the International Bio-Research Institute, Enugu. He also taught Philosophy and Religion at Saint Augustine’s Major Seminary, Jos and is currently an adjunct Professor at the Augustinian Institute, Makurdi. He currently serves as a member of the Governing Board of Veritas University, Abuja and International Bio-Research Institute (IBI), Enugu. He is the Founder/President of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies. His academic initiatives include Igwebuike: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities (IAAJAH), International Journal of African Studies and Sustainable Development (IJASSD) and Igwebuikepedia: Internet Encyclopedia of African Philosophy (IIEAP). He has to his credit 130 papers published in National and International Journals; he has written 35 books and presented 137 papers at National and International conferences. He is an Editorial Consultant to 21 National and International Journals, and has received several awards. Notable among them are: 2017 Africanwatch Orator Gold Merit Award, for Contribution towards Religious Research and 2018 Distinguished Academic of the Year, Society for Research and Academic Excellence (SRAE), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
Professor Kanu has First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the Urbaniana University, Rome; a First Class in Religious Studies from the University of Jos, Nigeria. He has Master’s Degree in Religion and Human Relations from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and a second Master’s Degree in Metaphysics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In addition, he holds a Ph.D in Religion and Human Relations from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. He has been certified on Influencing People by the Business School of the University of Michigan, USA; he has also been certified by HEC International Business School, Paris, France, on Building your Leadership Skills; He has been certified by the College of Business, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA on Foundations of Everyday Leadership. He has also been certified in Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot- by Wesleyan University, USA and on various courses on leadership and human development by the Young African Leaders Initiative Network, U. S. A. Department of State. He is a member of several academic bodies including: American Academy of Religion (AAR), USA; The American Philosophical Association (APA), USA; Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns (APGC), Canada; Igbo Studies Association (I.S.A), USA; International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Japan; Universal Researchers (UR), United Arab Emirates; and Global Association of Humanities and Social Science Research (GAHSSR), India. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Policy Management