Prof. Amuche Uzoamaka Madu

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FULL NAME: Prof. Amuche Uzoamaka Madu

POSTION: Head, Department of English Faculty of Arts University of Abuja

MARITAL STATUS: Married

GENDER: Female

DATE OF BIRTH: 24th January, 1964

POSTAL ADDRESS: Department of English,University of Abuja

INSTITUTION ATTENDED WITH DATES:

  1. University of Jos, Jos Nigeria 2007 – 2014
  2. College of St. Marks & St. John Plymouth England 1992
  3. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1990 – 1992
  4. University of Calabar 1984 – 1988
  5. Teachers’ Training College Eha-Emu 1983 – 1984
  6. Girls’ Secondary School, Nanka 1976 – 1981

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS WITH DATES

  1. Ph.D English 2014
  2. M.A. English 1992
  3. BA (Hons) English/Edu 1988
  4. Teachers Grade II Certificate 1984
  5. Certificate in E.S.P/T.E.S.P, 1992
  6. WAEC 1983

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  1. Language Association of Nigeria LAN)
  2. Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN)
  3. National Association for Women Academics (NAWACS)

COURSES TAUGHT

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  1. Discourse Analysis: ENG 403 (3 credit hours)
  2. Psycho-Linguistics: ENG 303 (3 credit hours)
  3. English for Specific: Purpose (ESP) ENG 408 (3 credit hours)
  4. Introduction to Semantics: ENG 305 (3 credit hours)
  5. Syntax 1: ENG 201 (3 credit hours)
  6. Dialectology: ENG 406 (3 credit hours)
  7. Introduction to Grammar: ENG 101 (3 credit hours)
  8. Pragmatics: ENG 302 (3 credit hours)
  9. The Use of English: GST 101 (2 credit hours)

POST GRADUATE COURSES

  1. ENG 704: Advanced Phonology and Phonetics
  2. ENG 710: Writing for Specific Purposes

COURSES CURRENTLY TAUGHT

  1. Discourse Analysis: ENG 401
  2. Introduction to Semantics: ENG 305
  3. English for Specific Purposes: ENG 408
  4. Writing for Specific Purposes: ENG 710

LONG ESSAY/PROJECT SUPERVISION

Regular/CDL. (Undergraduate Students) – More than 400 Projects/Long Essays supervised from 1996 – date.

PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Madu, Amuche .U. (2017) Feminism: The History and the Politics of its Style and Text Model”. Abuja Journal of Humanities Vol.5 No.3 Pp.206-219
  2. Madu, Amuche .U. (2017) “Gender Bias in Language: The Issue of Sexism” Veritas Journal of Gender and Human Development. Vo.1 No. 1 Maden Edition Pp.168-181
  3. Madu. Amuche .U. (2017) “Humour as Stylistic Device: The Secret of Readability in IfeomaOkoye’s Text” Katsina Journal of Linguistic and Literary Studies (KAJOLLS)
  4. Madu, Amuche .U. (2016) “Foregrounding in IfeomaOkoye’s Texts” And Author’s Stylistic Development of Repetition and Parallelism” Jos Journal of the English Language. Premier Edition .Pp.243-253
  5. Madu, Amuche .U. (2016) “Alliteration as a Stylistic Tool in IfeomaOkoye’s Text” Abuja Journal of English Vol.5 No. Pp.1-9
  6. Madu, Amuche .U. (2013) “Scoring Own Goals in Feminism: Matters Arising from IfeomaOkoye’s Works”. Abuja Journal of English and Literary Studies (AJELS) Vol.3 Pp. 130-145
  7. Madu, Amuche .U. (2011) “Weaknesses of the Phase Structure Grammar as the strong Points of the Transformational Grammar: A comparative Study”.TheJournal of Communicative EnglishVol. 7 (2011) Pp. 24-34
  8. Madu, Amuche .U. (2012) “Style and Revolution in Feminist Literature”. Abuja Journal of English and Literary Studies Vol.2 No.2 Pp.126-140
  9. Madu, Amuche .U. (2006) “Linguistic Disputation in Language Use: A Linguistic Analysis of Ojukwu’s Statements in “Because I am Involved”. The Communicator: Vol.2 No.2 Pp.159-168
  10. Madu, Amuche .U. (2006) “The Semantic Indeterminacy of Words”, The Abuja Journal of Humanities; Vol.3 No.1 Pp. 37-52.
  11. Madu, Amuche .U. (2005) “Definitional Difficulties in the Traditional Grammar: A Study of Major Parts of Speech in English”. Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Language and Communication Studies (NJOLCS); A Publication of the Nigerian Association of Language and Communication Studies Vol.2 No. 1 Pp.194-204
  12. Madu, Amuche .U. (2002) “The Influence of Broadcast Media on a Learner of English in a Second Language Situation”. The Abuja Communicator: Vol.1 No.2 Pp.108-120
  13. Madu, Amuche .U. (2001) “The Woman Academic and Communicative Competence: How Complaint Are You?” Journal of Women Academics (JOWACS) Vol.3 Pp.159-172

BOOK/BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Madu, Amuche .U. (2012) “Female Writers Perspective and Style on the Image of the Nigerian Woman” The Nigerian Woman Pp.439-458
  2. Madu,A , Nnadi.C. (1998) “Understanding the English Verbs” Essentials of English and communication Skills. (Ed) Nnadi, Isidore. C and Dandaura Aba, Vitalis Books
  3. Madu, Amuche .U. et al. “Ingredients of theVarious forms of writing”,Essentials of English and Communication Skills (Ed) Nnadi, Isidore. C and Dandaura, Emmanuel.Aba,Vitalis Books Pp.87-97
  4. Madu, Amuche .U. et al. GST 222 Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies: A Study Materials for the Centre for Distance Learning, University of Abuja, A Publication of General Studies Division, University of Abuja (2011) Pp.1-38

PUBLISHED BOOK OF ABSTRACTS

  1. Madu, Amuche .U. “Mother Tongue: Why Not Father Tongue? Book of Abstracts. A Publication of the National Association of women Academics, 2nd International Conference, Abuja, Nigeria (2000) Pp.65-66

PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES

  1. Madu, Amuche .U. “Style and Revolution in Feminist Literature” a Paper Presented at Ofeimuconfab, Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature 15th – 18th, 2011
  2. Madu, Amuche .U. “The Problems of Teacher Oral English in a Second Language Situation”. A Paper presented at the eleventh Annual International Conference on Afreican Literature and English Language (ICAIEL) University of Calabar, 30th April – 4th May, 1991.
  3. Madu, Amuche .U. “The Issue of Language in Exam questions”. A Paper presented at a One-Day Seminar organized by the General Studies Department of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu 23rd April, 1990.
  4. Madu, Amuche .U. A Question Mark (?) on the use of English programme”. A Paper presented at a 2-day seminar on COMSKIP organized by the School of General Studies University of Nigeria, 6th – 8th May, 1994.
  5. Madu, Amuche .U. “The problem with words: A look at words in eh Science of Meaning”. A Paper presented at the 14th Annual International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL), 6th – 10th May, 2009.

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  1. Faculty of Arts representative in the faculty of Social Sciences Board Meeting UNIABUJA 2003 – 2004
  2. Member/Secretary on Committee for the creation of the department of Linguistic and Foreign Language 2005
  3. Member, committee on creation of short language courses for Expatriates 2001
  4. Member, committee on seminar paper presentation 2001 – 2005
  5. Patroness, ASELL 2001
  6. Registration Officer for 200 Level Students on ELS Department 2002 – 2004
  7. Director Consultancy Services Unit 2014 – 2016
  8. Departmental Secretary for Departmental Meetings 2003 – 2005
  9. Coordinator LanguageProgramme at Centre for Distance Learning 2005 – 2007
  10. Deputy Director, Consultancy Service Unit University of Abuja 2009 – 2014
  11. Member Committee of Deans and Directors University of Abuja 2014 – 2016
  12. Member of Senate, University of Abuja 2010 – Date
  13. Head, Department of englighs 2016 – Date.

ACADEMIC RELATED ACTIVITIES

  1. Internal Examiner for Faculty of Education 2011 – 2014
  2. Editor-in-Chief for Abuja Journal of English 2016
  3. Member NUC proof-reading team 2007 – 2009
  4. British Council Resource Person on Communication Skills 1992 – 1996
  5. Academic Advisor 200 Level English Students, UNIABUJA 1997 – 1999
  6. Project Supervision (on-going)
  7. Committee member on the restructuring of consultancy programmes
  8. Examination Supervision
  9. Making of exams and continuous assessment
  10. Member IMT Library Committee 1992 – 1994

TOTAL YEARS OF WORKING EXPERIENCE = 24 YEARS

STAFF DEVELOPMENT: WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED BY ODA/BRITISH COUNCIL ON COMMUNICATION SKILLS PROJECT AT:

  1. E-teaching training at NUC 2011 – 2013
  2. British Council Study Fellow 1992
  3. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro (participant) – Communicators skills workshop organized by ODA/British Council. 5th February, 1990
  4. Federal Polytechnic Bauchi (Participant) Comskip workers by ODA 3rd – 4th June, 1991
  5. The institute of Management & Technology (IMT) Enugu, Comskip Workshop (Resource Person) 6th July – 13th July 1992
  6. Orient Literacy Club workshop British Council Enugu 1995 (Participant) May, 1996
  7. Resource Person, British Council workshop on Communication Skills Durbar Hotel – 1992

AWARDS

  • Overseas Development Authority/British Council Scholarship Award for short courses in ESP in UK 1992

REFEREES

  1. Prof. Lawrence Chukwu

           Faculty of Law

           University of Abuja

           08023129200

  1. Prof. Sophia Ogwude

          Department of English

          University of Abuja

          0803077944

  1. Ven. Emeka Ukaejiofor

          St James Anglican Church, Asokoro Abuja.

          080378775787

HOBBIES:Writing, Reading and Listening to Music

Staff Information
Campus Address
Department of English University of Abuja Abuja. Phone No; 08033113834 Email: firstuche@yahoo.com
Department
Faculty of Arts
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