Dr. Joseph Chidi Ebegbulem is a native of Umuakagu, Nsu in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Political Science from Alabama State University, a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the City College of the City University of New York and a Ph.D from Ebonyi State University. Dr. Ebegbulem who graduated as the best student in the Department of Political Science, Alabama State University in 1984 is a recipient of the prestigious National Dean’s Award (Who is Who in American Universities and Colleges) for academic excellence in the same year.

He has taught at various times in New York and Lagos, and he is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Calabar. Dr. Ebegbulem has published in many reputable local and international journals. He is the author of GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF THE MODERN STATE, a book that has been acquired by many university libraries across the world, including the prestigious Stanford University, California, Michigan State University, North Western University, Illinois, Ohio University and New York public Libraries all in the USA. He is a member of many local and international academic associations which include:
(i) Nigerian Political Science Association (National)
(ii) Nigerian Political Science Association (Southeast Chapter)
( iii) Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA)
(iii) Society for Peace Studies and Practice
(iv) American Research Institute for Policy Development.

Dr. Ebegbulem is married to Dr. (Mrs.) Victoria, Nneoma Ebegbulem, and the marriage is blessed with five children – Chiamaka, Kennedy, Duke, Jasmine and Rawlings.