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Onema Adojoh

Onema Adojoh



1353 Garrett Strong


660.562.1188 (fax)

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Curriculum Vitae

Joined Northwest in 2023

Assistant Professor


  • PhD – Environmental Science -University of Liverpool, UK 
  • P.GD / Certificate – Higher Education Teaching and Learning – Plymouth University, UK 
  • MSc – Petroleum Geology – University of Benin, Nigeria 
  • B. Tech – Applied Geology - Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria

Courses Taught

  • Earth System History  
  • Water and Coastal Sciences 
  • Meteorology and Climate Change 
  • Physical Oceanography 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Soil, Air, and Water Conservation 
  • Soil Science Lab 
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geocehmistry & Petrology
  • Micropalenontology
  • Evolution of the Earth
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • Sedimentolog & Stratigraphy

Academic Interests

  • Professional Practice - Paleoclimate, Paleobiology, Paleovegetation Dynamics, Coastal evolution (ocean-marine/lake), Bioaccumulation / Ecotoxicology, Phytoremediation, Water Quality, Water and Climate Sustainability, Biosequence Stratigraphy, Petroleum Geology and Sedimentary System 
  • Application tools - Eocene to Recent microfossils (pollen, foraminifera, ostracod, nannofossil, and diatom), elemental geochemistry, sedimentary cores, community surface dynamics modelling system (CSDMS), applied GIS tools, and empirical data of shallow ocean-marine and lake conditions  
  • Regional case study focus - Lake Erie (Ohio), Bolivia (South America), Panama (Central America – Tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean: ICP13 -Sydney, 2019.pdf), Gastropod / Prado Lakes (Australia), and West Equatorial Africa (Tropical Eastern Atlantic Ocean: doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-301958 (Confex.Com)).

Other Professional Experiences

Academic – between 2010 and 2023 

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 
  • Visiting Professor (summer), Xiamen University & Global Education and Technology Ltd, China 
  • Adjunct Teaching Professor and Research Associate, Lincoln University, Jefferson, MO  
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Missouri University of Science and Technology, MO 
  • Visiting Research Scientist, Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences, Bremen University, Germany 
  • Lecturer, Salem University, Lokoja, Nigeria 


  • 2015: Research Geologist/Stratigrapher, CCG Robertson Research Company, North Wales, U.K. 
  • 2009 – 2010: Geologist/Micropaleontologist, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria 
  • 2008 – 2009: Pollution and Wastewater Control Officer, Rued Environmental Systems, Nigeria 


Professional affiliations and membership: 
  • The Micropaleontological Society (TMS)   
  • British Sedimentological Research Group (BRSG)  
  • International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) 
  • National Association of Black Geologists (NABG)   
  • AASP –The Palynological Society (AASP – TPS) 
  • Geological Society of America (GSA)  
  • Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists Nigeria (COMEG)