Victor E. Dike* 9643 Tall Pine Court, Elk Grove, California 95757

*CEO, Center for Social Justice and Human Development (CSJHD)

-An NGO with its Headquarters in Sacramento, California, USA

 

Fax: (916) 686-3349

Cellular: (916) 267-5868

E-mail: vdike@cwnet.com

Home Page: www.geocities.com/boyi47

   
Objective:
A faculty position in Computer Information Systems, Economics, Business and related areas where my professional training and experience will be fruitfully utilized.
Career History:
 
  • March 2000 – Present: Adjunct Faculty. National University (Sacramento Campus)., Sacramento, California
  • Courses Taught: ITM420: Networking Management; ITM 410: Computer Network Technologies Overview; ITM 430: Local Area Network Administration; CIS: Integrated Applications (Microsoft Office 97 - Word, Excel, Database, PowerPoint, and the Internet)
  • Aug 2001Present: Adjunct Faculty. Folsom College Center (Los Rios Community College District), Sacramento, California
    Courses Taught: CIS 14A - Windows 98 Operating Systems (Basics); CIS 14B - Windows 98 Operating Systems (Intermediate)
  • January 2001July 2002: Instructor. California College of Technology, Sacramento, California
  • Courses Taught: CC 175: Principle of Economics; CC 170: Business Mathematics; NT 110: Computers in Business. NT 279: Connecting Wide Area Network (Cisco Routing). NT 130: Microsoft Windows 98 Operating Systems (Networking); NT 140: Integrated Applications (Microsoft Office Suite 2000); NT 150: Network +. NT 160: Internet, Intranet, and Extranet (Web Design with HTML). NT 130: Windows 2000 Professional.
  • Sept. 2000 – Dec 2002: Computer Lab Coordinator. Sacramento City College, Sacramento, California
  • Duties: Supervised student tutors; resolved computer/printer problems; attended to student’s needs; and assisted faculty members; and resolved student’s lab problems.
  • May 2000 – December 2000: Adjunct Faculty. American River College, Sacramento, California
  • Courses Taught: CIS 1: Computer Applications: Microsoft Office 2000 (Word, Excel, the Internet); CIS 14A: Operating Systems: Windows 98.
  • July 2000 – Dec 2000: Instructor. The Training Source (Los Rios Community College District), Sacramento, California
  • Courses Taught: Integrated Applications: Microsoft Office Suite 2000 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook mail and the Internet); and Windows 98 Operating System.
  • Jan 1996 – March 5, 2001: Computer Information Systems Specialist -Human Development & Leadership Institute (HDLI),
  • Sacramento, California
    Duties: Configured network communications, computer workstations, peripheral devices and software applications. Configured and managed operating systems (Windows 95/98, Windows 2000 and Windows NT). Conducted staff computer training in Word processing, Spreadsheets, Database, PowerPoint, Exchange Mail, and the Internet. Resolved software, hardware, and network problems. Provided consultation on new computer hardware, software and peripheral purchases. Administered network and provided desktop support.
  • Feb 24, 1997 – Dec 29, 2000: PC/Network Technician - Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, California
  • Duties: Administered Windows NT 4.0 Server; conducted staff computer/technology training (Word processing, Spreadsheets, Database, PowerPoint, E-mail, and the Internet). Prepared training manuals, technology budgets and purchase requisitions; conducted technology meetings; installed, and upgraded software (operating systems, security software and applications); troubleshoot computers (Mac and IBM compatible) and printers; maintained hubs; and assisted in writing grants for technology.

  • Sept. 22, 1997- December 20, 1997: Instructional Assistant (Microcomputer Lab); Florin High School, Elk Grove, California

  • 1992-1996: Teacher. Alicante School, Carmichael, California.
  • Classes Taught: Social Studies, Math, English, basic computer applications, and coached soccer and basketball.
   

Publication (Books):

 

4) Nigeria and the Politics of Unreason: A Study of the Obasanjo Regime [London: Adonis & Abbey Publishers, Nov 20, 2003]

3) The Osu Caste System in Igboland: A Challenge for Nigerian Democracy [Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 2002]

2) Democracy and Political Life in Nigeria [Zaria, Nigeria: Ahmadu Bello University Press, 2001]

1) Leadership, Democracy, and the Nigerian Economy: Lessons from The Past and Directions for the Future [Sacramento, California: The Lightning Press, 1999].

   
Selected Journal Articles:
 
  • "African Parents: The Dilemma of Raising Their Children in the Diaspora" African Renaissance [London: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd., Vol. 1, No. 2; September/October 2004] -
  • www.Adonis-abbey.com
  • "Corruption in Nigeria: Understanding and Managing the Challenges" In Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) – Economic Indicators (Special Summit Edition), July - September 2003, Vol. 9, No 3
  • "The Global Economy and Poverty in Nigeria;" In Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) – Economic Indicators, Jan – March 2003, Vol. 9, No 1
  • "The State of Education in Nigeria and the Health of the Nation;" In Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) – Economic Indicators, Jan – March 2002, Vol. 8, No 1
  • "The Emerging Computerized Global Economy: A Challenge for Nigeria;" In Dark Matter, Blacklines Of Architectural, Inc.; Fall 2000, Vol. 01, No. 02; pp.13-16

  • "Nigeria: Economic Growth and Institutional Factors;" In Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) – Economic Indicators, Oct – Dec 2003, Vol. 9, No 4
   
Selected Newspaper Articles:
 

"The Dilemma of Raising Children Abroad;" Vanguard, Sept 21, 2004

"Africa: Visionless leaders and rural poverty " (1) & (2); Vanguard, Sept 14 (1) & 15 (2), 2004

"2003 and the Nation we Created" Daily Independent, Jan 13, 2004

"Anambra Crisis and the Desecration of Democracy" Daily Trust, Jan 13, 2004

"Economic Growth and Institutions in Nigeria," Daily Trust, Nov 4, 2003

"Traditional Rulers and Democracy;" Daily Trust, August 22, 2003

"Tackling the insecurity problem in Nigeria;" Daily Trust, August 5, 2003

"State administration and true federalism;" Daily Trust, July 14, 2003

"Managing the challenges of corruption in Nigeria;" Daily Trust, June 23, 2003

"Looking Beyond the 2003 Elections;" Daily Trust, May 2003

"For Better Schools, Support Teachers;" Daily Trust, May 27, 2003

"Fuel price increases and distributive consequences," Vanguard, June 29, 2003

"Need for healthy learning environment;" Daily Trust, April 17, 2003

"In need of a democratic leader;" Daily Trust, July 8, 2003

"Reward system and labour productivity;" Daily Independent, May 15, 2003

"Toward labour productivity;" Daily Independent, May 22, 2003

"Virtue and Leadership;" The Triumph, March 13, 2003

"Challenges of leadership;" Daily Independent, Feb 28, 2003

"Lawmakers and lawbreakers;" Daily Independent, Nov 28, 2002

"Corruption, so dismal;" Daily Independent, Nov 23, 2002

"Poverty in Nigeria;" Daily Independent, Oct 7, 2002

"Tackling Corruption in Nigeria," Daily Independent, July 27, 2002

   
Conference(s):
 
  • United Nations
    "The Osu Caste System in Igboland: Discrimination Based on Descent." Paper presented to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Sixty-first session, 8-9 August 2002, Geneva, Switzerland. See United Nations Press Release: CERD 61st Session 8 August 2002.
  • World Social Forum
    "The Osu Casteism and Community Development: Impacts of Globalization on Marginal Groups" Paper presented at the World Social Forum (Jan 16-21) 2004, Mumbai, India.
  • Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) 10th Annual Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, Oct. 10-12, 2003
    "Corruption in Nigeria: Understanding and Managing the Challenges" In Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) – Economic Indicators (Special Summit Edition), July - September 2003, Vol. 9, No 3
   
Education:
 
  • 1989: Master of Science (Applied Economics: Labor & Industrial Relations); University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • 1985: Bachelor of Arts (Political Science); University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • 1997: Diploma (Local Area Network & Business Computer Applications). Business & Technology Training Institute (BTTI), Sacramento, California.
  •    
    Teaching Credentials (State of California):
     
  • Adult Education Teaching Credential: Preliminary Designated Subjects
  • Subjects: Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills; Social Sciences; Business Management; Computer Systems Operation;
  • Vocational Education Teaching Credential: Preliminary Designated Subjects
  • Subjects: Computer Applications & Computer Systems Operation.
  • Adult Education Teaching Credential;
  • Vocational Education Teaching Credential;
  •    
    Technology Certification:
      Certified Novell (4.1) Administrator (CNA).
       

    References: {Available upon Request}