Career Synopsis through December of 2004
Mr. Dike is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology, Sacramento, California, where he has served since 1999, and a Substitute Teacher for the Grant Joint Union High School, Sacramento, California, where he has served since 2001. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty at the Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento, California, teaching Networking, Windows, and Applications classes. Mr. Dike has worked as a Network Technician for the Elk Grove Unified School District and a Systems Analyst for the Human Development and Leadership Institute (HDLI) – an NGO, in Sacramento, California.
A strong proponent for the use of technology in the classroom to facilitate better interpersonal interaction in educational settings and he has written extensively on information technology and human development. Mr. Dike, who is a civil right activist, has published numerous articles and four academic books, and attended some conferences and workshops on educational technology and economic development. He believes that students should be educated on how to make appropriate career choices and to take responsibility for their actions.
His formal education includes an MS degree in Applied Economics (Labor and Industrial Relations) from the University of North Texas, Denton and a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma. In addition, he has a Diploma in Computer Networking and Business Applications from the Business and Technology Training Institute (BTTI), Sacramento, California. He is a Certified Novel Administrator (CNA); an Adult Education Designated Subject (Basic Skills; Social Sciences; Business Management; Computer Systems Operation) teaching credential, and a Vocational Educational Designated Subject (Computer Systems/Applications). He is currently working on a Bachelor of Vocational Education degree at the CSU (San Bernardino).
Mr. Dike is active in the local and international community. He is an active member of the International Dalit (an international civil right group), and served as the secretary of the Sacramento Association of Nigerians (SAN), in Sacramento. He was in Geneva in 2002 on the invitation of the United Nations to present a paper to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) - 61st Session, 8-9 August 2002. He attended the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (10th Annual Conference) Abuja (Oct.10-12) 2003, and the World Social Forum (WSF) in Mumbai (Bombay) India in January 2004.
He is the founder/CEO of Center for Social Justice and Human Development (CSJHD), an NGO with its Headquarters in Sacramento, California. See: www.geocities.com/boyi47
Mr. Dike’s leisure activities include reading, writing, and sport (basketball and soccer).