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NS Faculty - Ayorinde Idowu

Ayorinde Idowu

Lecturer

Office: N625K
713-221-8015
idowua@uhd.edu

​​Over 20 years of academic instructional experience in Geology and Geophysics acquired from various Universities and Junior Colleges involving teaching, designing courses (face-to-face, hybrid; and fully online sections), and engaged in research activities. Currently a Lecturer  in the Department of Natural Sciences, University of Houston- Downtown (UH-D) teaching full time courses in Earth Science I (Physical Geology GEOL 1307), Oceanography (GEOL 1345), Introduction to Meteorology (GEOL 1304), and Climate Studies (GEOL 2390) respectively. Obtained Certification from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to teach AMS Weather Studies; Ocean Studies; and Climate Studies courses respectively at UH-D. I developed and have been teaching two new courses including AMS Oceanography (GEOL 1345 from Year 2005); and AMS Climate Studies (GEOL 2390 in 2013) fully online, and face-to-face at UH-D Natural Sciences Department to date. An Adjunct Faculty Professor at Houston Community College (HCC), I designed and teach fully online and hybrid courses for Distance Education including Astronomy, Environmental Science, Physical Geology, and Oceanography respectively.

 Acquired over 20 years petroleum industry experience, and served as Chief Geologist and supervisor of Mobil/Shell/NNPC involving oil development projects from 1978 to 1999. A professional trainer and author of 18 technical papers to date, I am a Certified Petroleum Geologist (DPA # 4800) by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and Fellow of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum  Explorationists (FNAPE).  

  • ​​​Master of Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1977
  • Bachelor of​ Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1975
  • Certification Instructional Tech, Houston Community College, 2007
  • Diploma Teaching/ Learning Excellence​, Houston Community College​
  • ​GEOL 1304: Introduction to Meteorology
  • GEOL 1345: Oceanography
  • GEOL 2390: Climate Studies​​​

Teaching Experience

  • 2005-present Lecturer Geology, UHD
  • 2003-2004 San Jacinto College South
  • 2000-2001 Wharton County Junior College
  • 1997-1999 Geophysicist, Western Geophysical, Houston, TX
  • 1981-1996 Chief Geologist, National Petroleum Corporation, Lago, Nigeria​​

 

Research Interest

Exploration, production, and development of petroleum; and Global Warming

Awards

- Certified Petroleum Geologist, Division of Professional Affairs (DPA #4800)
- Fellow Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (FNAPE)
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Publications

“The Impact of an Earthquake–Generated Tsunami on an Earth-Atmosphere        System: Year 2004 Indian Ocean Case History Example”, January 2007, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 87th Annual Conference Bulletin 

“Activity Report on AMS Online Weather Studies (Introduction to Meteorology, GEOL 1304) and Progress Report on Ocean Studies at University of Houston Downtown (UHD)”,Houston, Texas, January 2007, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 87th Annual Meeting Bulletin 

“Development and Evolution of a Tropical  Storm System: Year 2005 Hurricane Katrina Case History”, January 2007, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 87th Annual Meeting Bulletin 


“Effectiveness of WebCT Visualization as an Instructional Tool for Distance Education (DE)”, IMPACT 2005, 7th Annual WebCT User Conference Bulletin 

“Petroleum Development in the Niger Delta Sedimentary Basin”, 2002, Comparing Rivers: The Mississippi and the Niger, the 5th Randall L. Gibson Tulane University – U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Conference on the Mississippi River     

“Three-Dimensional (3D) Marine Systems as an Exploration Tool in The Niger Delta”. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Bulletin, Vol. 9/01, November 1994.

“The Effectiveness of Some 3D Processing Techniques Applied to Seismic Data Acquisition from Offshore Niger Delta”, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Bulletin, Vol. 8/01, July 1993, P. 104-116.

“Reservoir Fluid Differentiation Case History from an Onshore Niger Delta Field” Journal of Japan Society of Geo-Informatics, Section 22 of The 29th IGC, KYOTO, JAPAN, 1993 

“Interpretative Seismic Modeling Case History from the Niger Delta” Journal of Japan Society of Geo-Informatics, Section 22 of the 29th IGC, Kyoto, Japan, 1993. 

“Areal 3D Seismic Methods for Reservoir Characterization Case History from the Niger Delta” Society of Petroleum Engineers (Pre-Print) At the 67th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Held in Washington, D.C., October 4-7, 1992, P.855-866. 

“Seismic Modeling of an Offshore Niger Delta Field”. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Bulletin, Vol. 2, July 1986. 

“How Nigeria Looked at Fiscal Terms, Prospects”. Oil & Gas Journal, Tulsa Oklahoma, Nov. 25, 1991, P.82-87. 

“Exploration/Development Economics & Fiscal Trends in Nigeria”. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Bulletin, Vol. 5, July 1990, P.8-29. 

“Marginal Oil Field Development: An Economic Evaluation with Case History from the Niger Delta”. 1996 NAPE Conference Proceedings. 

“A Strategic Approach to Increasing Crude Oil Reserves through the Joint Venture Exploration Activities”. An Individual Dissertation Published In House for The Management Development Program for The Chief Officers ‘Course 008, CPDD-CSU (NNPC), Lagos, Nigeria, Dec. 1994. 

“The Role of Oil Companies in Community Development in Nigeria”. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Conference Proceedings. Vol. 5, August 1994. 

“Teaching Strategies and Curriculum Expansion at the University of Houston (UHD), Natural Sciences department”. A paper delivered at the 2010 American Meteorological Society, Atlanta, GA. 

“Determination of Ozone Concentration along the Gulf Coast and Upper New York State”. A team paper by Dr. Penny Morris-Smith, Don Musslewhite, Ayorinde Idowu…et. al

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