Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)/ Doctoral Program Assessment Coordinator,
University of St Thomas


Areas of Expertise
Children and Armed Conflict, Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction, Fragile States, Genocide, Global Governance, Humanitarian Affairs, International Law, Organized Crime, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Sexual Violence in Conflict, Terrorism, United Nations Reform, Violence Against Children, Violence Against Women

Region of Focus
North America, Sub-Saharan Africa


Dr. Kingsley Chigbu is tenure-track assistant Professor, at the University of St Thomas, USA – where he serves as the Doctoral Program Assessment Coordinator in the College of Health, School of Social Work. Dr. Chigbu’s primary assignment is in the doctoral program where he teaches courses including quantitative methods, curriculum development, banded dissertation, and dissertation supervision.

Dr. Chigbu’s research expertise is in the areas of violence/vulnerability/disaster prevention, intervention and mitigation. His combined academic preparation and experiences in International Law, Diplomacy, mental health, and Social Work, (Ph.D.) offers him a unique lease to assess and engage issues of research, practice and engagement – at local and international levels.

Dr. Chigbu is an engaged academic, researcher and practitioner with numerous publications and research portfolio. His most recent publication is entitled “Vulnerability mitigation through the Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in developing countries”.

Recent Publications

Chigbu, K. (2019). Vulnerability mitigation through the assistance for orphans and other vulnerable children. African Journal of Social Work, 9(1), 9-21

Updated January, 2020