Jude Uwaoma Nwachukwu joined the department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2012, where he did his Doctoral studies in Applied Anthropology. He has Master Degrees in Social Work, Applied Anthropology, Philosophy, and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Jude’s research interests cover a wide range of social issues including and especially the political economy of agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa, human and social development, spirituality and religion in social work practice among others. Jude has taught classes in Philosophy, Theology and Anthropology in Nigeria and America.