About Me

Dr. Thomas A. Harry is currently the Head, Department of Geology, Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) and Executive Director of Skillsoft Partnership Group (A training Organization). Prior to his current assignment, he worked for the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), an international Interventionist based in the U.S.A. as Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist and served as National /State Consultant for the United Nations (UN) for 6 years driving many intervention projects in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Energy sector across sub-Saharan Africa. His career has traversed the Private sector (Stonecraft), International Public service (United Nations) and the Academia. He is an alumni of Juran six sigma quality institute, U.S.A and Lagos Business School (Pan-African University) - Senior management course.

Dr. Harry has presented in many international conferences and has published over 26 academic papers (www.researchgate.com/Thomas Akpan Harry) in local and major international Journals across many subjects including Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Technology, Biostratigraphy, Environmental Geochemistry, Petroleum Basin Evaluation and ICT.

He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Explorationists (AAPG), Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) and currently, the General Secretary, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Exploratonists (NAPE) – Uyo/Calabar Chapter.

Dr. Harry is a multi-dimensional scholar and a Master Trainer in the oil and Gas sector. His former clients include NNPC R&D, PPRA, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), PENGASSAN, EVERLINK etc

He is also an Associate Editor of NAPE Global Bulletin.


University of Calabar(1996)


Petroleum Geology
University of Calabar(2003)


University of Calabar(2008)

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

National Associations of Petroleum Exploration (NAPE)

Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society (NMGS)


United Nations (UN) Basic and advance Security in the field certification

ARG-GIS and SPSS software certification

Petrel Workstation Certification (ExxonMobil/Schlumberger)

Six Sigma Quality Certification (Lagos Business School)

Schlumberger NexT Certificate- Property and Structural Modelling (Petrel)

Experiences and Responsibilities

Current Responsibility


Director, Akwa Ibom State University Consult, Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin

Past Responsibilities

2010- Date (Lecturer/Researcher, Department of Geology, Akwa Ibom State University, AKS - Nigeria

• HOD, Department of Geology, AKSU
• Coordinator, Petroleum and Environmental Research Group, Department of Geology
• Head, Research and Development in Geology.
• Lecturer: Physical Geology, Petroleum Geology, Sequence Stratigraphy, Stratigraphy, Earth History, Paleontology/Micropaleontology, Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Geology software applications.
• Organize and Conduct field work for Students and staff
• Coordinator of Geosciences Workstation (Donated by ExxonMobil and Schlumberger)

Other Responsibilities in the University

◦ Senate member Akwa Ibom State University, 2017-Date.
◦ Staff coordinator, Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme 2015-2016
◦ Staff Advisor, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)- 2010 -date
◦ Chairman, Geology Dept Staff Appraisal Committee 2017-Date
◦ Chairman, Geology Dept Preparation Committee for National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation, 2019.
◦ Examination Officer, Geology Dept., Akwa Ibom State University, 2011-2013
◦ Member, Geology Dept Research Committee 2015-Date
• Member, Post Graduate Programme Curriculum Development Committee- 2018

Professional Responsibilities

• General -Secretary- Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) AKS-CR Chapter)- 2017-Date.
• Member, Editorial Board, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists NAPE bulletin 2018-Date

Community Service

• LoveWorld International Ministries.
• Patron, Nigeria Association of Science Students (NASS)- AKSU chapter


United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) - Consultancy

Position – State Consultant, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)- Rivers State Nigeria

• Strengthen the capacity of WASH institutions at State, LGA and community levels to plan and implement WASH programs in rural communities of self-selected LGAs

• Support physical verification of completed facilities to ensure that quality and construction is conformed to agreed designs and specifications before certification and payment to contractors.

• Support state RUWASSA to establish and operationalize federation of WASHcoms at LGA level and subsequently expand to the state level to ensure sustainable WASH services.

• Prepare periodic reports, develop work plans and guide LGA level consultants to harmonise plan for working in communities. The reporting also includes updating log frames and result matrix at the state level as well as other reports on specific issues.

• Facilitate the procurement of Works contracts for the construction of school water, sanitation and hand-washing facilities and the establishment of school environmental health clubs.

• Strengthen and monitor the use of WASH MIS system (WASHIMS) at both LGA and state level.


United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) – National Office, UN House Abuja.

Position – National consultant CLTS Database- Nigeria (Consultancy)

a. Carry out different surveys/assessments, analyses and program documentation for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Department. Successful studies include; WASH-IN-SCHOOL assessment in Nigeria, WASH challenges in Peri-urban areas, Technology options for Sanitation under challenging environments.

b. Collate, analyse and regularly update Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) data fo 36 states in Nigeria.

c. Manage the CLTS database in Nigeria.

d. Carry out analysis of the State monthly reports and prepare monthly report on status of CLTS implementation in the country.

e. Baseline and end line analysis and reporting of WASH programs

f. Project Evaluation of CLTS states

g. Conduct monitoring and verification visits to States to validate CLTS reports where necessary.

h. In consultation with NTGS, analyze the major challenges militating against implementation effective reporting of CLTS activities by the States. Based on the results of analysis, proffer recommendations for improvement of reporting of CLTS activities by the States.

i. Capacity building of Federal Ministry of Water Resources Staff on Database Management and Analysis using Excel, SPSS.


Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) – U.S.A

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager (BLO project- Nigeria)

• Develop tools for Monitoring and evaluating Development projects
• Collation and statistical analysis of international intervention project data
• Organize and train local partners
• Database management
• Baseline and Endline Assessments
• Assists in the formation of partnerships at all levels for sustainable development.
• Work with partner communities to promote sustainable livelihood through the establishment and encouragement of viable micro credit/micro enterprise and other schemes.
• Designs programs to provide communities with alternative conflict resolution mechanisms.
• Design training to promote genuine and meaningful popular participation in politics and governance.
• Program numerous activities aimed at empowering women and strengthening their capacity to participate more fully in decision making at all levels.
• Involved in the designing and training programs for TBAs/VHWs in some communities.
• Assists in the designing and formation of “Speak Out Forums” which acts like a focal point for all CPD development intervention.
• Designing advocacy program for Adolescent Reproductive Health, family planning, STDs and HIV/AIDS.

Jan 2006- 2008

Employer: Stonecraft, EPZ, Calabar

Status: Geologist/Head, Lean six sigma implementation (Quality Assurance)

• Carry out Mineral Exploration around the country for granites.
• Provided technical expertise and leadership for process improvements Projects using a wide range of improvement tools including statistical process control (SPC) methods, Function deployment matrices (FDM), Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), Data sheets, Brainstorming etc.
• Train Team Leaders and Managers on Lean Six Sigma tools and Project Execution
• Lead the execution of cost saving Projects company-wide
• Member, ISO 9000 implementation team

2003 – 2005

Stonecraft-cftz, EPZ, Calabar

Team Leader, Production Department.

• Trained Production team members on machine operations and continuous improvements.
• Supervise work shifts during granite/marble tiles production.


Globen Nigeria Ltd.

Assistant Consultant, South East.

Principal Project: Nigerian Natural Resources and Question of 13% Derivation:
For the National Revenue Mobilization and fiscal Commission,

• Collation and analysis of crude oil production data from the Niger Delta states.
• Results of the research were used to establish a new derivation formula for the oil producing states.

2000- 2003

Geology Department, University Of Calabar, C.R.S, Nigeria Demonstrator

• Demonstrator for Earth history, Systematic Paleontology, Petrology.
• Assisted in the Final Year Project supervision in Petroleum Geology, Paleontology etc.
• Supervised Geological field works.


Director/ Chief Trainer - Omega 1 tech, Calabar.

• Computer training (Computer appreciation, MS word, Power point, Excel/lotus)
• Data processing
• Designs and Publication.

1998 – 1999

Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State

Lecturer (Continual Education Centre)

• Lecturer: Petroleum Geology, Stratigraphy, Environmental Sciences.
• Wrote and presented short courses on Petroleum Technology organized for Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/IDSL workers.

1997 – 1998

(N.Y.S.C Primary Assignment)

Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State

Lecturer – Department Of Petroleum Geosciences.

Lecturer: Petroleum Geology, Stratigraphy, Environmental Sciences.

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Dr. Harry has published extensively in in local and major international Journals across many subjects including Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Technology, Biostratigraphy, Environmental Geochemistry, Petroleum Basin Evaluation and ICT. Click here to Access them.






Core Competencies

In Summary

Oil and Gas Expert (Over 15 years training and research experience- Certified by Schlumberger, NAPE and AAPG). Carried out Gas Research and Training for NNPC Research & Development (R&D) Group, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), and Petroleum Training Institute (PTI).

16 years University level teaching and Research (Petroleum Training Institute Effurun -2yrs, University of Calabar- 4 years, Akwa-Ibom State University – 10 years)

Director, Akwa Ibom State University Consult (2022)

Geology Software Expert/Master Trainer (Petrel –Schlumberger, Interactive Petrophysics, Stratabug etc).

3D seismic interpreter and GeoModeller ; Carry out Synthetic to Seismic tie, Log correlation, Sequence Stratigraphic analysis, Time and Depth maps, Petrophysical and Volumetric analysis..

Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A) Expert.

26 academic publications in International Journals on cross cutting subjects in Petroleum Geology, Geochemistry, Sequence Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, Micropaleontology, Regional Geology of Africa, Geology of Nigeria etc. (www.researchgate/thomasHarry).

Strong software skills; Proficient in Exploration and Production (E&P) software including Petrel, Interactive Petrophysics (IP).

20 years experience in Geology Mapping- Nsukka sheet, Akwa Ibom Geology, Calabar Flank, Obudu sheet etc.

15 years experience in Project management, M&E and Database management.

Exceptional leadership and communication skills

Successfully implemented several improvement projects in the Geoscience, Health, Educational and Development sectors

Exceptional writing and reporting skills

Served as Natural Consultant to the United Nations for 4 years in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector (WASH SECTOR).

Carried out several improvement projects across the manufacturing (Stonecraft), Service industries (EKOCORP PLC) and Academia..


Get in Touch

Department Of Geology, Akwa Ibom State University, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
Email: tharry.tom@gmail.com