Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Danladi Mohammed Umar, is a Professor of Freshwater Ecology and a consultant on Environmental research. He was born on 1st December, 1962 in Gombe, Gombe Local Government Area. He attended Roman Catholic Missionary School Gyel from 1969 to 1974, Juladaco High School, Kassa from 1974 to 1979 in Jos, Plateau State. He obtained his first school leaving certificate and obtained his West African School certificate (W.A.S.C) in 1982. He attended the School of Basic Studies Ahmadu Bello University (A.B.U) Zaria, where he obtained Interim Joint Matriculation Board, (IJMB) Science. Prof. Umar later furthered his education and obtained B.Sc. (Ed) Biology in 1987 and M.Sc. Fisheries and Hydrobiology in 1990 at the University of Jos. He obtained his PhD in Freshwater Ecology in 2014 at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He started his career with the then Bauchi State Ministry of Education as education officer to teach Biology in 1979. He was employed in Gombe State University as an Assistant Lecturer in 2005 and rose to the rank of a professor in 2021. In the University, Prof. Danladi M. Umar has made discernible landmarks in research and development through student supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including MSc. and PhD. He has written many journal articles, technical reports, reviews and has published a book on Nigeria’s Highland Macro-invertebrates Fauna in 2013. Prof. Danladi M. Umar has distinguished himself in several administrative positions, as Head of Department of Biological Sciences (2015 – 2023), Deputy Dean of Faculty of Science (2014 – 2020), Deputy Director Research & Development (2023 – 2024) and now Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration. He has been the Director of the Nigerian Montane Forest Project Mambilla Plateau since 2019, a Linkage programme between University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Gombe State University. He has served as a member of many Committees and senate representative in the University Governing council (2016 – 2020), Chairman Taraba State Green Wall Committee (2021 - 2022), Technical Facilitator (TCT) TETFund Research & Development Standing Committee (RDSC, 2019), External Examiner to some Universities (Fisheries & Hydrobiology, Aquatic Entomology and Toxicity). Prof. Danladi M. Umar attended several leadership workshops including; Institute of African Leadership, Dayton University, Ohio U.S.A in 2015 and Senior Academic Leadership Training (SALT PHASE II) organized by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, U.S.A in 2017, amongst others. He was conferred as Fellow Strategic Institute for Natural Resources & Human Development (FSI, 2014), Fellow Institute of African Leadership, Dayton Ohio USA (FIAL, 2015) and Fellow Institute of Corporate Administration (FICA, 2021). His areas of interest and ongoing research include: Freshwater Bio-diversity, Aquatic Pollution and Toxicity, Stream Process, Macro-invertebrates, Aquatic food web, Land use activities, Aquaponics and Biogas Development. Membership of Learned Society: Fisheries Society of Nigeria, Nigeria Association for Aquatic Sciences, Nigeria Conservation Society, Nigeria Ecological Society, Freshwater Biology Society of Nigeria, Nigeria Biosafety Society, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria, New Zealand Freshwater Science Society NZFSS. Prof. Danladi M. Umar has travelled widely around the globe. He is happily married and blessed with children. His hobbies include mountain climbing, swimming and playing gulf at leisure.