Samuel Osueke
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Samuel Osueke

Health and Kinesiology
Office: HPE 151
Phone: 713-313-7979
Primary Research Focus

Abstinence Education, Health Education Risk Reduction, HIV/AIDS Prevention Education, Training and Advocacy

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Professional Biography

Professor Samuel  O. Osueke came to the United States in 1976 after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo)  university  Ille –Ife, in 1974. After serving in the Nigerian National Youth Corps where he received the Presidential National Honor for Meritorious Services, he briefing served  his country as a Federal Education Officer, and then  proceeded to Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas where he completed his Master s degree  in Health Sciences.  He obtained his terminal degree in Public Health with emphasis in International Health Planning & Administration from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. He has been employed full-time at Texas Southern University since 1979. Among the key positions that he has served at the university include :  University Hearing Committee, Senator, Rank, Promotion, & Salary Committee, Chair-person, Department of Health Education & Kinesiology Search Committee, University Self-Study Committee, Member of the Graduate Council/Faculty, Dissertation/Thesis Committee, College of Education Doctoral Admission’s Committee and Director, Drug-Free Schools  and Colleges project.

Professor Samuel O.Osueke is a researcher and community advocate. Some of his  research work have been published in International Journal of Zoonosis, Journal of National Association of African American Studies, Council of Nigerian People & Organizations (CONPO) Review-A Journal of Interdisciplinary Analysis of Nigerian Issues, Texas Southern University Research Review, Journal of Medical Education, Shaheed  Beheshti  University of Medical Sciences and Health Services- WHO Collaborating Center, Lamar University Education Research  and Journal of International Association of Nigerian Studies and Development. Professor Osueke is a Consultant with U.S.  Department of Health & Human Resources as a grant reviewer. He is a State of Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). Professor Osueke is a celebrated Chief in his native country, Nigeria, a Fourth Degree Knight of the Catholic Church and holds a distinguished position as an “Elder” in the Nigerian community in Houston. He is a recipient of several national and international awards which include: The Marquis Who’s Who, Imo State University Endowment Fund Souvenir. the Heritage Registry of WHO ‘S WHO and the  International Association of Nigerian Studies Star Award.

Courses Taught

H. Ed 471: Personal Health & Safety 11
H. Ed 340: Epidemiology
H. Ed 339: Disease & Consumer Health
H. Ed. 335: Problems in Community Hygiene
H. Ed. 234 Health & Biological Functions
H. Ed 233: History & Principles of Health

Academic Degrees

Doctor of Public Health (Dr. P.H.): The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health.
Master of Science ( M.S.): Texas Southern University
Bachelor of Science ( B. Sc.Hons.): University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo) University ,Ille- Ife, Nigeria