Elsie Chizua Umeano mnae is a Professor of Educational Psychology. She is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she teaches nine (9) courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in Educational Psychology. She has attended more than 50 conferences and has given commissioned papers in many of them. She herself has successfully organized several workshops as well as both National and International Conferences. She has over 50 published articles in National and International Reputable Journals as well as a book in Educational Psychology.
Her Professional Experience includes, among others: External Examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Professorial Assessor in different Universities in Nigeria such as: University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. She is not only a reviewer of many books and journals such as Journal of Nigerian Academy of Education and International Journal of Education but is on the editorial board of many reputable journals including The Educational Psychologist, a journal of the Nigeria Council of Educational Psychologists. In fact, she was Secretary General of the Nigeria Council of Educational Psychologists for 14 years - 2003-2017. She is currently the Treasurer of the Council. Her areas of Research Interest are as follows: Language and Communication Skills, Adolescent Development, Child Development, Interpersonal Relationships/Communication, Children and peers, Children and others, Adolescents and peers, Adolescents and adults, Husbands and wives. She is currently the Chairman, Board of Directors, University of Nigeria Secondary School, Nsukka.
She served as a Director, Curriculum Development and Instructional Materials Centre, CUDIMAC, UNN for four years at a go - 2008-2012 and became the first to introduce e-instructional materials in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She also served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, UNN. She has won awards such as: Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Prize as the Best PhD graduating student in the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria in the 1995/96 Session and Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellent and Dedicated Service to the University, 2008. A strong woman leader in the Anglican Church, she is currently the Chairman, Diocesan Education Board, Nsukka Diocese, Anglican Communion. Professor Elsie Chizua Umeano is happily married. Her marriage is blessed with four lovely children.