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Kingsley Chigbu

Assistant Professor

  • Education
  • PhD, University of Texas

    MSW, St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas

    BA, Babcock University

  • Expertise
  • Theory, practice and assessment of micro and macro factors that impact violence, crime, disasters, and other vulnerabilities within a preventive framework.

    Prevention, mitigation and treatment of mental illness, substance abuse, and different forms of victimization involving children and adults.

    Monitoring and evaluation (M & E) of socio-psychological and academic programs.

    Structural equations modeling, psychometric theories, qualitative approaches

The research focuses on the theory, practice, and assessment of micro and macro factors that impact children, adolescents, adults, families, and communities, namely: violence, crime, disasters, mental illness, substance abuse, and other vulnerabilities. Kingsley approaches his studies from a prevention and mitigation standpoint, applying rigorous techniques including structural equations, psychometric approaches, and qualitative methodologies. With combined backgrounds in law, diplomacy, social work, and mental health, I bring an integrative and trans-disciplinary approach to my teaching, research, practice, and service.

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Chigbu, K., Nwaobia N., Chigbu, F. (2021, May 18-22). Crime of passion among African immigrants in the US: Direct lessons from male perpetrators [Paper presentation]. Eighteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, virtual. https://icqi.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/QI2021-Virtual-Program-051821.pdf

Chigbu, K. (2020, June 25-27). Preventive model against individuals of mass destruction [Paper presentation]. Academic Council on United Nations, virtual Conference. https://acuns.org/past-meetings/

Chigbu, K. (2020, April 30). Pathways to arrest for serious offenses among children: Implications on violence against children. Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs Virtual Conference on Crime Victimization. https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/training-and-communication/Documents/2020%20Conference/Presentation%20summary%20-%20Kingsley%20Chigbu.pdf

Chigbu, K. (2019). Vulnerability mitigation through the assistance for orphans and other vulnerable children in developing countries. African Journal of Social Work, 9(1), 9-21. https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajsw/article/view/184219

Chigbu, K. (2019, July 8-12). Reconciling faith and evidence with public safety: Implications for release of captured terrorists and other extreme violent offenders in Nigeria. 3rd International Conference for Faith Integration, Nigeria. https://babcock.edu.ng/ICFI/img/International%20Conference%20for%20Faith%20Integration%20Program.pdf

Chigbu, K. & Black, B. (2016). Organized Violence: Ngwa peoples’ perception of causes, types and community impacts. Annals of Humanities and Development Studies, 7(1), 110-128. https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ahds/article/view/128249

Hoefer, R. & Chigbu, K. (2015). The Motivation and Persuasion Process (MAP): Proposing a practice model for community intervention. Journal of Community Practice, 23(1):51-75. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2014.986596

See curriculum vitae for full listing of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement