Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacob

  • Dept. of Philosophy, University of Calabar, Nigeria


She has a Ph.D in social and political philosophy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a post Graduate Diploma in management and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA), Yale University. She has served as the Chair of Department of Philosophy, and Dean, Faculty of Arts at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Her current research is on social and political philosophy and gender issues. She has a special interest in HIV and AIDS prevention and care. Her professional affiliations include the Philosophical Association of Nigeria (PAN), the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, the Faculties of Arts-Humanities Scholars Association of Nigeria (FAHSANU), and the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL). She is an ordained pastor and the Director of Charismatic Renewal Ministries (CRM) Rescue Foundation, a department that focuses on HIV and AIDS awareness/prevention, care and support, peer group education, gender education, health education, capacity building, training and advocacy.

Academic biography

Research topics

1. To what extent can the poverty of cultivated critical thinking account for the paradoxes in Nigeria’s social, economic and political life?

2. In what ways can the cultivation of good critical thinking address the problem of religious persecution in Nigeria?

3. How can the cultivation of good critical thinking be instituted and harnessed in Nigeria to achieve abundant and flourishing life for the greater majority of Nigerians?

Contributions to

Flourishing / Humanities (Preview Response)
Discipline(s): Humanities
Theology: Flourishing

Justice / Humanities (Preview Response)
Discipline(s): Humanities
Theology: Justice