Anthony O. Nwachukwu is Professor of Counseling Psychology and West African Studies and Chair of the New York City Ph.D. Thesis Defense Panel. Father Anthony has also been appointed Consulting Faculty to the Bureau of West African Scholars. His areas of research, writing and teaching include ethics, religion, spirituality and psychology. Dr. Nwachukwu has taught at Ibiam Girl’s School, Afikpo, Abia State, Nigeria. He has taught Latin in Bigard Memorial Major Seminary (Nigeria) as well as a wide range of courses in religion at St. Peter Claver and Mater Ecclesia Seminaries, both in Nigeria. Ordained a priest in 1987, Dr. Nwachukwu is Nigerian and has served as pastor for thirteen years in Nigeria, during which time he published serveral works of scholarship. In 2008, he was awarded the Dorothy Day Prize in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Foundation. He holds the B.A. Honors in Divinity and Philosophy from the Bigard Memorial Seminary (an affiliated institution of the Urbanian University in Rome), the Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology and the Master of Education in Educational Philosophy from Imo State University, the Master of Divinity from the Catholic Institute of West Africa, the Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the Federal University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and the Doctor of Psychology from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Dr. Nwachukwu is a certified Chaplain member of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and has served for over seven years in the New York University Medical Center, and was the first chaplain to be the recipient of the Safety Team Award by the Nursing Department of the Medical Center. Dr Nwachukwu has recently been certified in New York as a Mediator in Conflict and Resolution, in addition to being a Retreat Moderator, First Assistant Administrator of Mater Ecclesia Diocese, a Theological Vicariate Examiner, and Judge in the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal (Ahiara, Nigeria).