Dean, Faculty of Management Science
Okpanachi Joshua, a Professor of Accounting and finance was born into the family of Alhaji I Okpanachi and Mrs Franca Ukwuani Okpanachi at Iyale town in Dekina Local Govt Area of Kogi State, Nigeria in the early ’70s. He attended L.G.E.D Primary School, Afor Gam Gam Ankpa, Kogi State, (FSLC, 1982). Federal School of Arts and Sciences Aba, Abia State (GCE ‘O’ level, 1989). Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State (B.Sc. Accounting, 1998, and M.Sc degree in Accounting and Finance, 2001). For his passions in academics, he secured admission for his PhD degree in Accounting and Finance in 2008 and graduated in 2011 from the Nigerian Defence Academy (Premier Military University in West Africa) Kaduna, Kaduna State.
His membership of professional and research affiliations bodies in Nigeria and abroad are Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA), Association of Cost Analysts in Nigeria (ACAN), Exam Ethics Marshal International (EEMI), American Research Institute for Policy Development (ARIPD), European Centre for research, training and development (ECRTD) and a Fellow, Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria.
His lecturing career started as a part-time Graduate Assistant from the year 2000- 2002 in the department of Accounting, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He was then employed to services of Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna as an Assistant Lecturer on 5th April 2002, promoted to lecturer II (2005-2008), lecturer I (2008-2011), Senior Lecturer (2011-2014), Associate Professor of Accounting and finance (2014-2017), and Professor Accounting and finance (October, 2017-till date). He has authored and co-author eighty-two (82) publications in both foreign/international journals and local/national journals and attended various conferences, He has also supervised research students and graduated fifteen (15) PhD in Accounting, three (3) PhD in Management and forty-one (41) MSc Accounting. He is a resource person to various tertiary institutions and bodies such as the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE), Nigerian College of Accountancy (NCA), National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). He is a visiting lecturer and external examiner to some universities in Nigeria and Abroad. Currently, he is the Secretary of the Kogi State Economic Advisory Council.
He is the Head, Department of Accounting from November 2017 to date and Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences from November 2019 to date, Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. He is happily married with children.