Isoken Tito Aighewi
Professor Aighewi is a natural scientist with formal educational background that includes: Bachelors and Master of Science degrees (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) in Plant and Soil Sciences from Tuskegee University in Alabama (USA) in 1982 and 1985 respectively, a PhD degree in Soil Science from University of Minnesota (USA), in 1988, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental Health Sciences from Columbia University in New York City, NY (USA) in 1992, and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences (GC-GIS) from Indiana-Purdue University in Indianapolis Indiana (USA), in 2003. He also attended and received numerous certificates from Harvard University, University of Edmonton Alberta, Canada etc.
His professional career as a Scientist and educator spanning 34 years in 2017 started as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Tuskegee University, USA in January 1983, and have included several other positions that includes Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant in the USDA-ARS Laboratory of the University of Minnesota; Research Associate in Columbia University, New York; Visiting Lecturer and Lecturer in University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland USA; Associate Professor and Professor of Environmental Science/Health at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. Professor Aighewi also worked as a Faculty Fellow/Expert for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) Zone 5 in Chicago in 2010; Lecturer I in the Faculty of Agriculture in University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria; Visiting Professor (Assoc) and currently Professor of Environmental Management and Toxicology (Environmental Chemistry and GIS Applications) in the Faculty of Life Sciences in University of Benin, Benin City. Professor Aighewi worked briefly (1yr.) for Indiana Department of Environmental Management as an Environmental Scientist III in the Air Quality Division, and also as a Visiting Scientist at the Savanna Nuclear Solutions of the Savanna River Site National laboratory in Aiken, South Carolina, USA.
Professor Aighewi’s academic management experience includes: Head of Department of Soil Science in the Faculty of Agriculture in University of Benin; Coordinator of Graduate Toxicology Program in University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA, National President of the Association of Environmental Health Academic program (AEHAP) in the USA (2013-2014) and presently the Vice-Chairman of Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), |Edo State Chapter. He is a Board member of the Governing Council of American Heritage University of South California, USA, and member of the Board of Trustees of Global Educational Initiative for Nigeria (GEIFON).
Professor Aighewi has published dozens of papers in various journals and book chapters; review articles for several academic journals routinely, and developed three research laboratories. He is a prolific grants writer with a track record of winning and managing numerous grants in excess of $6.4m (U.S Dollars) over the years. His research interests include Soil/land and water pollution, their impact on ecosystems and human health; emerging vector-borne diseases (Ebola Lassa fever and Monkey Pox) and Geospatial Information Technology (GIS/GPS) applications as a decision tool.
Courses currently taught include: Environmental Chemistry, Water Resources, Soil Chemistry/Microbiology, Pedology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems.
1. Ighedosa SU, Asemota, O, Aighewi IT, Odigie, EA, Usifoh, SF, Omorogbe, C.E., Asemota DO, Vincent-Osaghae G, Faboya TNE 2017. Knowledge, Attitude and Prevention of Lassa fever by Staff of University of Benin, Benin City Nigerian Soc. Expt Biol Journal, Volume 17, Issue 2 (June) (in Press).
2. Aighewi, I.T, E. Zimughan and I.H Igbinosa, 2017. Concentrated Animal Wastesas Urban Land Pollutants: A Case study of Liarages in Some Southern Nigeria's Urban Agglomerations. J. Pollution effects and Control, (In Press).
3. Odigie, E. A, Ekeolu O.K, Asemota, O. D, E.A., Uwagie-Ero, I.T. Aighewi, S.U. Ighedosa, S.U. Usifoh, O. Asemota, and T.N.E Faboya 2017. Comparative Non-metric and Morphometric Analyses of Captured Rats at Residential Halls of the University of Benin Campus, Nigeria. J. Infect Public Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2017.09.003
4. Odigie, E.A., Ighedosa, S.U.,Vincent-Osaghae G., Usifoh, S.F., Asemota D.O., Faboya T.N., Asemota, O., I.T. Aighewi 2017. Risk Perception of Lassa fever and Rodent Control Practices in a University Campus in South-South Zone of Nigeria. Nigerian Soc. Expt Biol Journal, Volume 17, Issue 1 (March) (in Press).
5. Usifo, S.F, Ighedosa, S.U., I.T. Aighewi, E.A. Odigie, D.O. Asemota, T.N.E.Faboya and G. Vincent-Osaghae, 2017. Impact of Lassa Fever on the practice and consumption of stored food by University of Benin community in Benin City, Nigeria. J. Comm. Medicine and Primary Health Care (In Press).
6. Igbinosa, I.H. and I.T. Aighewi, 2017. Quality Assessment and Public Health Status of Harvested Rainwater in a Peri-urban Community in Edo State of Nigeria". Env. Monitoring and Assessment 189:405 (1-12).
7. Ighedosa, S.U., I.T. Aighewi, Usifo, S.F., Odigie E.A., Asemota, D.O., Osadolor Asemota 2017. Knowledge, Attitude and practice of Lassa fever prevention by students of the University of Benin J. Science and Practice Pharm 3(1):75-83
8. Igbinosa, I.H and I.T. Aighewi, 2017. Assessment of the Physicochemical and Heavy Metal Qualities of Roof-top Harvested Rainwater in a Rural Community. Global Challenges 1700011 (1-7).
9. Aighewi, I.T and Igbinosa, I.H. 2016. The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Nigeria: A Retrospective Risk Perception Survey and Public Health Implications. J. Public Health 2(8):1-10.
10.Fletcher, M. D.,I . T. Aighewi and Timothy J. Murphy 2016. The Value and Benefits of an Environmental Health Bachelor’s Degree Accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council for Community College Transfer Students. Pedagogy in Public Health 2(1):68-82.
11.Klutse, Charles K., Egbe Egiebor, Isoken T. Aighewi and Ali B. Ishaque, 2015.The Effect of L-Buthionine Sulfoximine on the Toxicities and Interaction of As, Cd, Hg, and Pb and their Composite Mixture on MCF 7 Cell Line. British J Sci Tech.5(5):510-519.
12. Zeid, A. Nadia, Egbe Egiebor, Kelly Mack, Katherine Squibb, Isoken Aighewi,and Ali Ishaque. 2014. Genotoxicity Effect of Atrazine, Arsenic, Cadmium and Nitrate, Individually and in Mixtures at Maximum Contaminant Levels on Breast Cell Lines. African J. of Physiol. 2(2):130-141.
13. Aighewi, I.T, and O.K Nosakhare and 2014. Geospatial Evaluation for Ecological Watershed Management II: Changes in Land Use-Land Cover Influence On Ecosystems Services. J. GIS 6, 246-27.
14. Aighewi, I.T., and O.K Nosakhare, 2013. Geospatial Evaluation for Ecological Watershed Management: A case Study of Chesapeake Bay Sub-Watershed in Maryland, USA. J. GIS 5:354-368.
15. Egiebor, Egbe, Nadia Abou- Zeid, Isoken T. Aighewi and Ali Ishaque 2013. The Kinetic Signature of Toxicity of four heavy metals and their Mixtures on MCF 7Breast cancer cell line. Int’l J. Env. Res and Pub Health 10: 5209-5220.
16. Aighewi, I.T., Osarodion K. Nosakhare and Ali B. Ishaque 2012. Land Use-Land Cover Changes and Sewage loading in the lower Eastern Shore Watersheds and Coastal Bays of Maryland: Implications for Water Quality. Journal of Coastal Research, 29,1073-1082.
17. Nosakhare, O.K, I.T Aighewi, A.Y. Chi, A.B Ishaque, and G. Mbamalu 2012. Land- Use-Land Cover Changes in the Lower Eastern Shore Watersheds and Coastal Bays of Maryland:1986-2006. J Coastal Res. 28(1A):54-62
18. Aighewi, I.T. and Osaigbovo, U.A 2010. Student’s Perspectives on Worldwide “Greening” of Tertiary Education Curricula. Res. Science Educ. 40:625-637
19. Aighewi, I.T. and Osaigbovo, U.A. 2003. Fertility capability classification of some Niger Delta soils of Nigeria. J. Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research 8:5-11.
20. Osaigbovo, A. U; Aluyi, H.S.A; Orhue E.R; Aighewi, I.T. and Aisueni N. O. 2003.Vescular Mycorrhizal spore density in soil supporting oil palm (Elaesis guineensis Jacq.) of Edo State Nigerian Journal of Applied Science Vol. 21 1-4
21. Aighewi, I.T. 2000. Diagnostic Survey of soil management techniques by food crop farmers: A case study of Edo State, Nigeria. Nigerian J. of Soil Sci. 12: 22-34
22. Okoro, S. P. O., I. T. Aighewi, and C. Osagie. 1999. Effects of Selected Monoculture Plantation Species on the Humid Tropical Soils of Southern Nigeria. Indian J. of Agricultural Sciences 70(1):41-47.
23. Aighewi, I. T. and O. S. Faluyi. 1999. Effects of Soil Calcium and Poultry Feeds on the growth of two Africa Giant Snails (Achatina achatina, and Archachatina maginata, suturalis). GeoResearch 4(12) 27-33
24. Aighewi, I.T.1999. Fertility capability classification of some Derived Savanna Soils of Edo State. Geo Research 4(12):1-10
25. Aighewi, I.T. 1999. Fertility capability classification of some Tropical Rainforest soils of Edo state, Nigeria Annals of Agricultural Science 1(1):5-14
26. Aighewi, I.T. and M.P. Russelle. 1993. Development and Validation of Equations to Predict indexes of Potassium supply capability. Soil Sci. 55(5); 349 – 356.
B. Referred Articles in Proceedings
27. Ilekhuoba-Osemwengie, O.V., I. T. Aighewi and Isoken H. Igbinosa 2015.Assessment of Physicochemical Quality and Heavy Metal Concentration of Roof-top Harvested Rainwater in a Rural Community in Benin City, Nigeria. Proceedings of the First University of Benin Annual Research Day (UBARD), 20th -21st Oct. 2015.
28. Asem-Hiablie, S., C.D. Church, I.T. Aighewi, A. Allen, P. Spock and E.B. May 2010. SPE-LC/ESI/MS: A simple and reproducible method for detecting and quantification of 17β-estradiol in aqueous samples.Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 1009234
29. Aighewi, I.T. and Osaigbovo, U.A 2006. Basic Environmental Science Training for Tertiary Institutions: A Call for Worldwide Adoption. Proceedings ofEnvironmental and Health World Congress, Santos, Brazil July 16-19, 2006 Pp.10-14
30. Aighewi, I.T, I.K. Dabipi and J.N. Dodoo. 2006. Safe Flight 21 Database Compliance to RTCA Requirements and Implications for Safety. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, Serbia-Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro. June 23-29 2006 Pp. 365-368.
31. Dabipi, I. K, J. N. Dodoo and I. T Aighewi, 2006. Diversifying African Energy Sector: Some Policy Initiatives Proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energy for Developing Countries (ICREDC). Washington D.C April 6-7, 2006.
32. Dodoo, J. N., I. T. Aighewi and I. K. Dabipi. 2006. Analysis of U.S. Runway Incursion Trends at FAA Towered Airports. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, Serbia-Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro June 23-29 Pp. 357-364
33. Dabipi, I. O.E. Akinjide and I.T. Aighewi. 2005. Energy Sufficiency and Technology Implications to the Economic Growth in Africa: Issues and Considerations. Proceedings of Sustainable Energy Sources and technology Development in the 21st century. International Conference on Power Systems Operation and Planning VI (ICPSOP) Praia, Cape Verde. May 22nd. – 26th, 2005.Pp. 5-9.