Dr. Godfrey Uzochukwu is a Senior Professor and Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Waste Management Institute at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Dr. Uzochukwu has expertise in soil health, geology, soil mineralogy, soil genesis & land use, environmental science, waste management, environmental sustainability, environmental justice and environmental ethics.
Dr. Uzochukwu has been principal or co-principal investigator for over 20 externally sponsored multi-million dollar research projects, and has published over 10 journal papers, 5 proceedings, 35 conference papers, 15 technical reports and 4 books. Dr. Uzochukwu’s funding sources in the last two years include Department of Energy, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and United States Department of Agriculture. Dr. Uzochukwu served on the Executive Committee of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD).
He has been affiliated with the Global Council for Science and Environment (previously known as NCSE) since 1996. He chaired FUTURES Goal II Team - Interdisciplinary Programs and Centers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He took the lead in developing an Interdisciplinary PhD program in Energy and Environmental Studies. He was a member of Chancellor’s FUTURES Planning and Resource Council. He was a member of the North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change. He served on the National Science Foundation Review Panel.
Dr. Uzochukwu is currently serving as a reviewer for Journal of Environmental Protection, Aspects in Mining and Mineral Science and Journal of Scientific Research. He is a current member of the Ecological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), City of Greensboro’s Solid Waste Management Commission and Cape Fear River Assembly.
He holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy – Soil Genesis, Mineralogy and Classification from the University of Nebraska, master’s degree in Agronomy and a bachelor’s degree in General Agriculture from Oklahoma State University.