Professor,Department of Management
Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.B.A., Michigan State University
B.Sc., University of Nigeria

Dr. Orife is an Associate Professor and former Chairperson in the Department of Management at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate He has received the Departmental Faculty Teaching and Service awards .
Prior to his joining IUP in 1989, Dr. Orife was a management consultant at the Nigerian Centre for Management Development (CMD) from 1976 to 1989 and rose to the position of the Director of Education and Training in 1981. He was the founding Editor of CMD’s first journal, Nigerian Management Review in 1985.

Dr. Orife received the Ph. D.(management) and M.B.A. (personnel-human relations) degrees from Michigan State University in 1974 and 1967 respectively and the B.Sc. (business administration) from the University of Nigeria in 1966.

Apart from IUP, Dr. Orife has taught graduate courses for Central Michigan University’s Week-end programs and undergraduate courses for Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio

Dr. Orife has extensive international management training and consulting experience, including assignments for the World Bank and the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, England. He has numerous presentations at international and national conferences and has been published in several scholarly journals including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Employee Relations, International Journal of Management, Journal of African Business, Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and Nigerian Management Review.

He is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Human Resource Management.