Josephine Nwanneka Okoli studied at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria and obtained her P.hD in biology Education. She obtained her Master degree and a bachelor degree in biology education from the University of Ibadan Nigeria and University of Nigeria, Nsukka respectively

She joined the Department of Science Education in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in 2005 as Lecturer I and has risen to the rank of professor of Biology education in 2014. She was the former head of the department of science education in 2014-2015 and currently external examiner to several universities. She has successfully supervised more than (30) thirty postgraduate students. She has both authored and co-authored several articles in international, regional and national journals. She is an editor of several journals both international and nationals. Interest Includes: Innovative strategies in science teaching and learning.
Undergraduate Qualifications
Bachelors in Science Education (Biology)
Postgraduate Qualifications
Masters in science Education (Biology)
Professional Qualifications
Doctorate in Science Education (Biology)
Books Published
1. Okoli, J. N. (2006) Effect of Investigative Laboratory Approach and Expository Method on Acquisition of Science Process Skills by Biology Students of Different Levels of Scientific Literacy. Journal of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria 41 (1&2) 79 – 88.
2. Okoli, J. N. (2008) Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescent Secondary School Student Towards HIV/AIDS infections and Sensitization Programmes. Journal of Health and Movement Behaviour 7(1) 74 – 84.
3. Okoli, J. N. (2008) Capacity Building for Sustainable Development of Non Science Nigeria University Students through Scientific Literacy. Unizik Orient Journal of Education 4 (2) 17 – 24.
4. Okoli, J. N. (2010) Providing Entrepreneurship Education at the Secondary Level Through Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) education^ to Meet the Challenges of Globalization in Nigeria. International Journal of Educational Research 10(1) 205 – 214.
5. Okoli, J. N. (2010) School – Industry Linkage in Developing Entrepreneurial Skills in University Science and Technology Students: The Perception of Industrialists in Anambra State. Unizik Orient Journal of Education 5 (1) 172 – 183.
6. Onwuachu, W.C & Okoli, J.N (2010). Biology Curriculum Adequacy for Students Development of Entrepreneurship skills for Meeting Global Challenges. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies 17. (2) 45-54.
7. Okoli J.N. & Egbunonu, R.N (2012). Effect of Blended Learning Approach on Nigerian Secondary School Students achievement in Biology, International Journal of Educational Research and Development (IJERD) (special Edition) 4(1) 91-97
8. Okoli, J.N. (2012). Gender Mainstreaming: A strategy for Promoting Gender Equality in Science and Technology Education Journal of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria 47(1) 96-104.
9. Okoli, J.N & Okigbo, E.C (2013). Rights of the Child and Gender Inequality in
Educational Opportunity in Nigeria: Implications for Education for All in Bolarin, T.A & Unachukwu, G.C (eds). Education for All: Progress and Challenges. The Nigerian Academy of Education 106 – 117.
10. Okoli, J.N & Mbonu, B.U (2014) Teachers’ Awareness of Strategies for Nurturing Creativity in Secondary School Science, Technology and Mathematics
Students in Anambra State in Nigeria. Journal of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria 49(1) 187 – 205.
11. Okoli, J.N (2012), Strategies for Ensuring Qualitative Science Education in Secondary Schools in Anambra State, Nigeria in a period of economic depression. African Journal of Inter-disciplinary studies (Winneba Ghana) 5, 1-8 ISSN: 0855 – 9724.
12. Okoli J.N & Okigbo E.C (2013) Assessment of State of Entrepreneurship Education for Science and Technology Students in Nigerian Universities: Implications for Self Reliance. East African Journal of Educational Research and Policy 9, 136-156.
13. Okoli, J.N. & Ifediba A.B (2012). The Relationship between Locus of control and Academic Achievement in Biology by Nigeria Secondary School Students. International Journal of Education Science and Public Policy in Africa (IJESPPA), Bloomsburg, PA-USA.2(1) 234-241. Available at http:/ijesppaonline, wordpress.com
14. Okoli , J.N & Osuafor, A.M (2013). Availability Accessibility and level of use of new Technologies for science Technology and Mathematics (STM) curriculum Delivery. International Journal of Developmental Studies (Texas, USA) 25(1) 7 – 17. Available on line at http: www.developmentdigest.com
15. Okoli J,N & Azubike Esther (2013). Effect of peer Tutoring Instructional Strategy on Achievement in biology by Senior Secondary School slow learners in Nigeria. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multi-disciplinary (London) 1 (16) 547-563. Available on line at (http//www.asianacademicresearch.org)
16. Okoli, J.N. & Ebonyi .S. Okechukwu (2014). Effect of Experiential Learning Strategy and Expository Method of Teaching on Senior Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Biology. US-China Education Review 4(1) 128-136 On-line Journal.
17. Njoku, Z.C & Okoli, J.N (2014) The Gaps Between Teachers Classroom Practices and Biology education Research Findings in Nigeria. The STEMFEST Journal, 1, 1-11. http:stemstatesorg/journal/log-insecurity-page.html (Published in Malaysia)
18. Okoli J.N & Okoli S.O (2014) Effect of Multiple Intelligence Based Instructional Approach on Secondary School Students Achievement in Learning of Difficult Biology Concepts. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research. 5(4) 118 – 127. Available online at http:///www.ijser.org/research-paperpublishing-april-2014.aspx
19. Okoli, J.N & Ifeakor, A.C (2014). An Overview of Climate Change and Food Security: Adaptation Strategies and Mitigation Measures in Nigeria. Journal
of Education and Practice 5(32) 13-19.
20.Okigbo E.C & Okoli J.N (2016) Techniques Used by Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) Teachers for Controlling Undesirable Classroom Behaviours in Anambra State Secondary Schools. Educational Research and Reviews.http://www.academicjournals.org/ERR 11(11)1025-1034

Publications
A. CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
1. Okoli, J. N. (2003) Meaning and Scope of Science and Technology in Achugbu, P. E. (ed) Science and Technology in Society. Onitsha: West and Solomon Publishing Co. Ltd 1 – 9. 2-11

2. Okoli, J. N. (2009) Enhancing Gender Equity in Entrepreneurship Education through Science and Technology Education in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria in Nnaka, C.& Njoku, Z. (eds) Ramifications in Gender and STM Education: Entrepreneurship; Society and School Based Challenges. Genders and STM Education Series No.3. Nigeria: Science Teachers Association of Nigeria. 40 – 51.

3. Okoli, J. N. & Nzewi, U. M. (2010). Teaching Thermal Pollution to Students in Tertiary Institutions in Nzewi, U. M. and Uzoechi, B. (eds) Environmental Education: Focus on Noise, Thermal and Radioactive Pollution. STAN Environmental Education Series No.14. Nsukka, Nigeria: Beams Expression Ltd. 46 – 54

B. BOOKS OF READING
4. Osuafor, A. M. & Okoli, J. N. (2008) Activity Based Approach to Effective Teaching of Food Relationships Among Organisms for Sustainability, Cirfat , A. B; Nwagbo, C and Oladeji, S. (eds) Practical Approach to Effective Teaching of Ecological Concepts for Sustainable Development. STAN Biology Panel Series. Jos: Akins Press and Services. 99 – 109.

5. Okoli, J. N. & Osuafor, A. M. (2009) Constructivists Instructional Approach to Teaching You and Components of the Environment to Junior Secondary School Integrated Science Students in Udofia, N. and Dauda, D. M. (eds) Approaches to the Teaching of You and Environment. STAN Integrated Science Education Series No.7. Jos: Akins Press & Services, 14- 79.

6. Okoli, J. N. (2009) A Practical Approach to Effective Teaching of Ecology of Population for Sustainable Development. In Nwagbo, C., Nzewi, U. M. & Ajewole, A. G. (eds) Increasing Teacher Capacity on the use f Laboratory Techniques for Effective Conduct of Biology Practicals. STAN Biology Panel Series. Nsukka: Bel’s Books 96 – 102
7. Okoli, J. N. & Egbunonu, R. N. (2010) Teaching the Vertebrate Nervous System to Secondary School Students Using Practical Approach. In Nwagbo, C. R. and Nzewi, U. M. (eds) Practical Approaches to Effective Teaching of the Nervous System. Biology Panel Series Enugu: Timex Enterprises. 25 – 32.

8. Okoli, J.N (2011) Activity Based Approach and Use of Analogy for effective teaching of Organization of life in living organisms. In Okoli, J.N & Nzewi, U.M (eds). Biology and Living Things. STAN Biology Panel Seies. Onitsha: New Life Press Ltd 8-15.

9. Okoli, J.N (2012) Using Activity-Based Approach to Teach Pests of Agricultural Importance and Control Measures to Secondary School Students. In Okoli, J.N & Nzewi, U.M (eds). Relevance of Biology to Agriculture. STAN Biology Panel Series. Onitsha: New Life Press Ltd. 8 – 16.

10. Okoli, J.N (2013) Activity-Based Approach to Effective Teaching of Cellular Respiration to Secondary School Students. In Okoli, J.N, Nzewi, U.M & Osuafor A.M (eds). Properties and Functions of the cell. STAN Biology Panel Series. Awka: Fab Anieh Nig. Ltd. 1-8.

C. JOURNALS
a. National Journals
11. Okoli, J. N. (1996), Attaining Meaningful Learning in Integrated Science: A test of the Efficacy of the Concept Mapping Instructional Technique, Journal of Science Education 5(1) 135 – 145.

12. Okoli, J. N. (1997), Science Curricula for Primary and Secondary Education: The Need for a Review. Nigeria Journal of Curriculum and Instruction 4 (2) 32 – 36.

13. Okoli, J. N. (1998) The Effects of Mastery Learning Strategy on Integrated Science Achievement of Junior Secondary School Slow Learners Natural and Applied Sciences Journal, 1, 102 – 111.

14. Okoli, J. N. & Okafor, L. C. (1998) Interaction Patterns and Students’ Attitude and Interest in Biology, Natural and Applied Sciences Journal, 1, 44 – 55.

15. Okoli, J. N. (1998), Effects of Cooperative and Competitive Science Laboratory Interaction Patterns on Students Achievement and Acquisition of Science Practical Skills in Integrated Science. Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2(1), 8 – 21.

16. Okoli, J. N. (1999), Science and Technology Education for Everybody: Implications for Science Education in the 21st Century. Knowledge Review:, A multidisciplinary Journal. 1(4), 51 – 57.

17. Okoli, J. N. (1999) The Place of Science and Technology Education in Achieving Sustainable democracy and Political Stability. Nigeria Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 8(1). 76 – 82.

18. Anyim, D. O.; Okoli, J. N.; Maduabum, M. A. (1999), The Effects of Behavioural Objectives on Students’ Achievement in Integrated Science, ESUT Journal of Education 2 (1) 90 – 95.

19. Maduabum, M. A. & Okoli, J. N. (1999), “The Effect of Field Trips on Secondary School Students Achievement in Biology; Nigeria Journal of Research and Development in Primary and Secondary Education. 1 (1 & 2) 101 – 105.

20. Okoli, J. N. (1999) Strategies for Training Pre-Service Science Teachers for the 21st Century Schools. Journal of Science Education 6 (1) 76 – 83.

21.  Okoli J.N (2001) Tertiary Science and Technology Education and Functionality Knowledge Review: A multidisciplinary Journal 3 (5) 149-153

22. Okoli, J. N. (2006), Status of Safety in Biology Laboratories: A Survey of Senior Secondary Schools in Anambra State. Journal of Science Education 8 (1) 96 – 104.

23. Okoli, J. N. (2006) Constraints to Effective Implementation of the Junior Secondary School Integrated Science Curriculum Unizik Orient Journal of Education 2 (1) 65 – 75.

24. Okoli, J. N. (2006) Effect of Investigative Laboratory Approach and Expository Method on Acquisition of Science Process Skills by Biology Students of Different Levels of Scientific Literacy. Journal of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria 41 (1&2) 79 – 88.

25. Okoli, J. N. (2008) Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescent Secondary School Student Towards HIV/AIDS infections and Sensitization Programmes. Journal of Health and Movement Behaviour 7(1) 74 – 84.

26. Okeke, S. O. C., Okoli, J. N. & Osuafor, A. M. (2008) The Level of Preparedness of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) Teachers for the Challenges of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the New Millennium. Unizik Orient Journal of Education 4(1) 181 – 188.

27. Okoli, J. N. (2008) Capacity Building for Sustainable Development of Non Science Nigeria University Students through Scientific Literacy. Unizik Orient Journal of Education 4 (2) 17 – 24.

28. Osuafor, A. M. & Okoli, J. N. (2009). Impediments to Effective Actualization of Gender Equity in Science Education: Benue Journal of Gender Studies 1(1) 76 – 83.

29. Okoli, J. N. (2010) Providing Entrepreneurship Education at the Secondary Level Through Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) education^ to Meet the Challenges of Globalization in Nigeria. International Journal of Educational Research 10(1) 205 – 214.

30. Okoli, J. N. (2010) School – Industry Linkage in Developing Entrepreneurial Skills in University Science and Technology Students: The Perception of Industrialists in Anambra State. Unizik Orient Journal of Education 5 (1) 172 – 183.

31. Osuafor, A. M. & Okoli, J. N. (2010). Reforms in Nigerian Education: The Challenges of Girl-Child Access to Basic Education and Way Forward. International Journal of Forum for African Women Educationists, Nigeria. 2 (1) 1 – 9.

32. Okoli, J. N. & Ifeakor A. C. (2010). Reforms and Transformation in Girl-Child Education for Acquisition of Entrepreneurial Skills in Universities for Poverty Alleviation. International Journal of Forum for African Women Educationists, Nigeria 2 (1) 43 – 57.

33 Osuafor, A.M & Okoli J.N (2010) Status of Human and Material Resource for Teaching the Basic sciences in Senior Secondary Schools in Anambra State. Review of Education 21 (2) 162-172

34. Onwuachu, W.C & Okoli, J.N (2010). Biology Curriculum Adequacy for Students Development of Entrepreneurship skills for Meeting Global Challenges. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies 17. (2) 45-54.

35. Onwuachu, W.C & Okoli, J.N (2010). Constructivist Approach: An Imperative in Teaching Biology in Secondary Schools Journal of Educational Research and Policies 5(1)

36. Okoli, J.N & Ifeakor, A.C (2011). An Appraisal of Utilization of E-learning Technology in Science Teacher Preparation: A Study of Universities in South East Nigeria. Unizik Orient Journal of Education 6 (1&2) 126-134

37. Okoli J.N. & Egbunonu, R.N (2012). Effect of Blended Learning Approach on Nigerian Secondary School Students achievement in Biology, International Journal of Educational Research and Development (IJERD) (special Edition) 4(1) 91-97

38. Okoli, J.N. (2012). Gender Mainstreaming: A strategy for Promoting Gender Equality in Science and Technology Education Journal of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria 47(1) 96-104.

39. Egbunonu, R.N Ugbaja, J.N and Okoli, J.N (2013). Girl – Child enrolment in science. A case study of Demonstration Secondary School Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze. International Journal of Forum for African Women Educationists 3(1) 9-15.
40. Okoli, J.N & Okigbo, E.C (2013). Rights of the Child and Gender Inequality in
Educational Opportunity in Nigeria: Implications for Education for All in Bolarin, T.A & Unachukwu, G.C (eds). Education for All: Progress and Challenges. The Nigerian Academy of Education 106 – 117.
Previous Employment
1. Teaching staff at Nwafor Orizu college of Education Nsugbe, Anambra state 1997-2005

2. Queen of the Rosary college Onitsha, Anambra State (1985-1996)

3. St. Charles Teacher Training college Onitsha, Anambra state (1981-1985)

4. Girl's Secondary School Alor, Anambra State (1974-1976)

5. Girl's Secondary school Awka-Etiti, Anambra state (1971-1974)