CHINELO JOSEPHINE EZEKULIE CV

CURRICULUM VITAE                                          CHINELO JOSEPHINE EZEKULIE, PhD

Department of English                                          Citizenship: Nigeria

Faculty of Arts                                                     Birth: 29th August, 1972

University of Jos                                                 +234 802 773 1894

                                                                              lophine@gmail.com

                                                                              Marital Status: Married                                         

 

EDUCATION

 

  • PhD English Language, University of Jos, 2012-2018
  • MA English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2003-2008,

(Pass: GPA: 4.61 on 5 Point Scale)

  • BA Ed/English, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1991-1996 (Second Class Honours, Upper Division)
  • Diploma, Social Work, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1990-1992, (Credit)
  • SSCE, Girls’ High School, Uga, 1989
  • FSLC, Okwute Primary School, Uga, 1983

                                                              

JOB EXPERIENCE:           (Cumulative: 20 years)

 

August 2018-Present:            Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Jos 

2008 – August 2018               NTA Television College, Jos

                                                (Affiliated to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria)

  • Last Promotion: Senior Lecturer, 1/1/16
  • Head, Division of General Studies, 2014 – July 2018
  • Project Coordinator, 2014-2018

2007- June 2008                                Harvard Wilson College of Education, Aba (Formerly, Redemption College of Education, Aba)

  • Ag Head, Department of English & Literature                                                                             
  • Ag Dean, School of Languages

1998 – 2006                            Stella Maris Sec. School, Uratta, Aba                                                   

1997 – 1998                            NYSC:  Stella Maris Sec. School, Aba

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo J. and Chinyere H. Maduabuchi. “Literacy Skills in the Language of Medicine: A Layman’s Survival Strategy”. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria, vol. 12 no. 1, pp. 183-191. Calabar: Reading Association of Nigeria, 2009.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo.  “Language and Theme Symbiosis: A Stylistic Analysis of Use of Language in Ifeoma Okoye’s Men without Ears”. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, vol. 10 no. 3, 54-66. Beijing: Universal Academic Services. 2013.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo and Edith Obi.  “The Deep Semantics of Imagery in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple”. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, vol. 10 no. 4, pp. 43-51. Beijing: Universal Academic Services, 2013.

 

  1. Obi, Edith, Chinelo Ezekulie & Ismaila Yakubu. “Confronting Security Challenges in Nigeria: A Clarion Call for Language Synergy in Television Broadcasting.” In Uchechukwu, P.A., Ibekwe, E.U., Obi, N.M., & Okoye, C. (Eds.), The Humanities and National Identity, pp. 176-185 Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Conference of the Faculty of Arts Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, 2013.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo and Edith Obi. “A Corpus-based Stylistic Analysis of Selected Radio Nigeria Network News Commentaries on Nation Building”. Creative Artist: A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies, vol. 7 no. 2, pp. 129-146. Awka: Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, 2013.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo and Keziah Pam.  “The Therapeutic Role of Language in HIV/AIDS Diagnostic Counselling: A Pragmatic Appraisal”. African Research Review: An International Multi-disciplinary Journal, vol. 8 (1) no. 32, pp. 1-17. Ethiopia: International Association of African Researchers and Reviewers, January 2014.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo. “An Investigation of the Pragmatic Deviance of Metaphor in Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives.” AFRREV LALIGENS: An International Journal of Language, Literature and Gender Studies, vol. 3 (1) no. 7, pp. 41-45. Ethiopia: International Association of African Researchers and Reviewers, February 2014.

 

  1. Obi, Edith and Chinelo Ezekulie. “A Grammatical Assessment of Preachers’ Application of English Concord”.  An International Journal of Language, Literature and Gender Studies (LALIGENS), vol. 3 (2), no. 8, pp. 108-125. Ethiopia: International Association of African Researchers and Reviewers, May 2014.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo. “Explorations of Complementarity of Pragmatic Principles in Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives. Journal of Linguistics, Language and Culture, vol. 1 no. 2, pp. 95-105. Awka: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, 2014.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo and Catherine Nweke. “Emergent Morphosyntactic Patterns of English Usage on Facebook and the Challenge of Effective Writing among Undergraduates”. Humanity: Jos Journal of General Studies, vol. 7 no. 1, pp. 105-116. Jos: Division of General Studies, University of Jos, August 2014

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo. “Speech Acts Ambiguity as a Pragma-Stylistic Strategy in Newspaper Headlines”. Humanity & Social Science Journal, vol. 10 no. 2, pp. 47-54. International Digital Organization for Scientific Information, 2015.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo & M. N. Azuike. “A Stylistic Exploration of Lexical Ambiguity in Newspaper Headlines”. Humanity & Social Science Journal, vol. 10 no. 2, pp. 63-72. International Digital Organization for Scientific Information, 2015.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo. “Headline Ambiguity as a Stylo-Semantic Device in Newspaper Texts.” World Journal of Management and Behavioral Studies, vol. 3 no. 2, pp. 44-51. International Digital Organization for Scientific Information, 2015.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo. “Exploring Presuppositional Ambiguity as a Pragma-Stylistic Device in Newspaper Headlines”. Essays in Language and Literature: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Kanchana Ugbabe, pp. 247-262. Department of English, University of Jos, 2016.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo J. and Chinyere H. Maduabuchi. “A Pragmatic Reading of Pusonnam Yiri’s Blindness of the Mind: Focus on Politeness Strategies Employed in the Text.” International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (IJELS), 1(1), 41-48, 2016.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo J. and Maryam Julde-Adura. “Chomsky’s Generative Grammar and Halliday’s Systemic Functional Grammar: Two Sides of a Coin in Sentence Analysis.” Online Journal of Arts, Management and Social Sciences (OJAMS), vol. 2 no. 1, pp. 14-26. Madonna University, 2017.

 

  1. Julde-Adura Maryam and Ezekulie, Chinelo J. “An Assessment of the Style of Tenses Used in Television News Broadcasts: The Case of NTA Jos Network Center.” IDOSR Journal of Communication and English, vol. 2 no. 1, pp. 142-158.   International Digital Organisation for Scientific Research, 2017.

 

  1. Agbaji, Yahaya, Chinelo Ezekulie and Comfort Ukwela. “Information Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and Service Delivery in Industrial Training Fund.” IDOSR Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 2 no. 2, pp. 17-51. International Digital Organisation for Scientific Research, 2017.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo J. and Chinyere H. Maduabuchi. “Grammar in the Teaching of English Language in the Nigerian ESL Context: A Focus on the Senior Secondary School (SSS) Curriculum.” IDOSI World Applied Sciences Journal, vol. 35 no.  5, pp. 836- 842. International Digital Organisation for Scientific Information, 2017.

 

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo J. “A Stylistic Study of Rhetorical Enablers of Lexical Ambiguity in Nigerian Newspaper Headlines”. NTA TVC Journal of Communication, vol. 1 no. 1. Jos: Saniez Press, 2017.

 

BOOK

  1. Ezekulie, Chinelo. English for General Studies. Jos: Agacy Communications Ltd, 2011. (Twenty Chapters, 343 pages)

 

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED/ PAPER PRESENTED

  • Ezekulie, Chinelo J. and Chinyere H. Maduabuchi. “Literacy Skills in the Language of Medicine: A Layman’s Survival Strategy”. Presented at the 11th Biennial Conference of the Reading Association of Nigeria, Held at the University of Calabar, 2009. Theme: Literacy Structures for Human Resources Development and Nation Building (Published)

 

  • Obi, Edith, Chinelo Ezekulie & Ismaila Yakubu. “Confronting Security Challenges in Nigeria: A Clarion Call for Language Synergy in Television Broadcasting.” Presented at the 5th Annual International Conference of the Faculty of Arts Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, May 2013. Theme: The Humanities and National Identity, Ethnicity, Security and Social Stability. (Published)

 

  • Ezekulie, Chinelo and Edith Obi. “A Corpus-based Stylistic Analysis of Selected Radio Nigeria Network News Commentaries on Nation Building”. Presented at the 2014 Annual International Conference of the Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Theme: The Humanities, Quality Control, Policy Implementation and Nation Building. May 14th – 17th, 2014. (Published)

 

  • 19th National Conference of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE). Theme: Communication Education, Research & Publishing in a Changing World.  National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State, 31th Oct. to 3rd November, 2017

 

SERVICE ON BOARDS/COMMITEES

  • Member, NTA College Board of Management                                  2014-July 2018
  • Member, NTA College Academic Board                                           2014- July 2018
  • Research Project Coordinator (degree/diploma)                                 2014- July 2018
  • Member, ABU Zaria-NTA College Curriculum

Review Committee                                                                             2011-2018

  • Member, NUC Accreditation Committee                                          2015 -2018
  • Editorial Board Member, NTA TVC Journal of Communication       2017- Present
  • Secretary, NUC Affiliation Monitoring Inspection Committee         2018

 

 ACADEMIC SERVICES

 

  • Resource Person to the Plateau State Local Government Service Commission for a 4-day Workshop organized for Deputy Personnel Managers and Information Officers of the 17 Local Government Areas of Plateau State, 9th -12th April 2014. Title of Paper presented: “Stimulating Personnel Awareness of Potential Grammatical Pitfalls in Speech, Report Writing and Presentation.”
  • Resource Person to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for a 3-day Curriculum Critique Workshop on National Innovative Diploma in Broadcast Journalism held at NTA TV College, October 2016.
  • Curriculum Designer & Course Facilitator: Post-graduate short proficiency courses in English Grammar and Pronunciation organized by NTA TV College for practising broadcasters and journalists on in-service training, 2008- 2018
  • Reviewer and Language Editor Mass Communication Education & Practice in Nigeria. Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press, 2018.
  • Resource Person to the Nigerian Television Authority Headquarters, Garki Abuja, for a 2-day Pronunciation Workshop organized for Newscasters and Presenters at NTA International Abuja, August 2018.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY

  • Member, Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN)
  • Member, African Council for Communication Education (ACCE)

 

INTEREST: Linguistic Stylistics, Syntax, Phonology, & Pragmatics