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Dr. Amanze Ihedioha joins UAPB


Dr. Amanze Ihedioha has joined the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Department of Human Sciences as an assistant professor with expertise in the human development and family studies area.

Prior to joining UAPB, he was the service coordinator at Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County in Fort Worth, Texas. He also has served as a senior associate with the Mantz Consulting Service in Burleson, Texas; a teacher’s assistant at the University of North Texas; a senior lecturer in the Sociology Department at Abia State University in Nigeria; and an after care worker for Correctional Services Corporation in Dallas, Texas, and Macon, Georgia.

At UAPB, Dr. Ihedioha teaches Child Development, Family Dynamics and Human Sciences Research. His responsibilities also include advising students in the human development and family studies program and outreach to the community. He has conducted research in the areas of childhood diseases, childhood trauma and the impact of globalization on child development.

Ihedioha has a doctorate in child development from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas; a master’s degree in clinical sociology from Texas Southern University in Houston; a certificate in substance abuse counseling from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Cuttington University College in Liberia, West Africa.

“Dr. Ihedioha is a great addition to the department,” said Dr. Linda Okiror, interim chair of the Department of Human Sciences and assistant dean of the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences. “He rounds out program expertise by bringing extensive experience in the area of the sociology of family life. He brings a fresh perspective and energy to the program which has been already important to students.”