Benjamin Bem Kwaghgba

Benjamin Bem Kwaghgba

University Education

  • Sacrae Theologiae Doctor (STD), Pontificia Facultad de Teología de San Esteban, Salamanca, 2016
  • MA Theology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2007 (2009)
  • Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureatus (STB), Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome, 2006
  • BA Philosophy, University of Ibadan, 2003


Language Capability

  • English: Native level
  • Spanish: Professional/Upper-Intermediate level
  • Tiv: Native level
  • French: Beginner level





  • Dean of Studies, Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology (2016-date) ·      Acting Head of Department, Theology, Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology (2017-date) ·      Director of Academic Planning, Dominican University, Ibadan (2017-date)
  • Acting Dean, College of Humanities and Management, Dominican University, Ibadan (2017-2019)



  • Lecturer of Patristics, Sacraments and Liturgy, Dominican Institute, Ibadan (since 2008)
  • Lecturer, Sacraments and Morals, Siena Institute of Theology for Lay Persons, Yaba, Lagos, 2007-2008
  • Lecturer, School of Religious and Pastoral Education, Dominican Institute, 2008-present
  • Lecturer Dominican University Online (DOMUNI) 2014-present
  • Lecturer of Patrology, Sacraments and Liturgy, Dominican University, Ibadan (since 2017)


Pro Bono

  • Registrar’s Office, Dominican Institute, Ibadan (Liaison Officer), 2002-2007.



Membership of Boards and Committees

  • Chair, Academic Board, Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology (since 2016)
  • Chair, Recruitment Board, Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology (since 2016)
  • Chair, Disciplinary Committee, Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology (since 2016)
  • Coordinator, Graduate Theology Programme, in affiliation with Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (since 2016)
  • Member and acting Chair, Academic Planning and Curriculum Development Committee, Dominican University, Ibadan (since 2017)
  • Member and Acting Chair, Central Admissions Committee of Senate, Dominican University, Ibadan (since 2017-2020)
  • Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee, Dominican University, Ibadan (since 2017)
  • Senate member, Dominican University, Ibadan (since 2017)
  • I have also held, and still hold, many other responsibilities outside of the academic environment



  • Kwaghgba, Benjamin Bem. “Nigeria y la interminable persecución de los cristianos.” En           Acontecimiento. No. 110, vol. 1, 2014: 37-42.
  • Kwaghgba, Benjamin Bem. “Dialogue with Islam: the Way Forward” in Arue, special edition, August 2014, as a Pre-conference paper for the Dominican Family JPCC & JRD Joint         Conference, 11-16 August, 2014, Surabaya, Indonesia, pp.52-56.
  • Kwaghgba, Benjamin Bem. “El hombre en su dignidad: La antropología teológica de Tertuliano.”        Ciencia Tomista. Vol. 143, Nº. 461, 2016: 223-330
  • Kwaghgba, Benjamin Bem. “Balancing Catholic Identity with Civic Responsibility: A Dilemma           for Nigerian Catholics.” In Luke E. Ijezie, Stephen Audu & Agnes I Acha (eds), The    Christian, Elections and Faithful Citizenship in a Pluralist Society. Proceedings of the 33rd             Conference of the Catholic Theological Association of Nigeria (CATHAN) held at Domus        Fidei Centre, Ikeja, Lagos, April 3-6, 2018: pp. 308-321