Kevin Osondu


First Name: Kevin
Last Name: Osondu


Kevin Osondu is the first Black to earn a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

In addition to the position of Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria; Dr. Osondu has been a member of the Council of the Nigerian Mathematical Society between 1984 and 1995, first as Assistant Secretary and later Vice-President. He has also been an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Nigerian Mathematical Society since 1992.

Since 1995 Dr. Osondu served in the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja as course organizer, visiting scientist, and guest lecturer.


  1. Osondu, Kevin E. Universal groups on semilattices of reversible cancellative semigroupsSemigroup Forum 43 (1991), no. 3, 331--336.
  2. Osondu, K. E. Universal groups on semilattices of reversible semigroupsPure Math. Appl. Ser. A (1991), no. 1-2, 127--133.
  3. Osondu, Kevin E. Extensions of symmetrizations of semigroupsJ. Nigerian Math. Soc. 5 (1986), 29--35 (1989).
  4. Osondu, K. E. Universal groups on reversible semigroupsSemigroups (Szeged, 1981), 251--258, Colloq. Math. Soc. János Bolyai, 39, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1985.
  5. Osondu, Kevin E. Malcev sequences and associative symmetrisationsSemigroup Forum 29 (1984), no. 1-2, 61--73.
  6. Osondu, Kevin E. Symmetrisations of semigroupsSemigroup Forum 24 (1982), no. 1, 67--75.
  7. Osondu, Kevin E. The universal group of homogeneous quotientsSemigroup Forum 21 (1980), no. 2-3, 143--152.
  8. Osondu, Kevin E. Homogeneous quotients of semigroupsSemigroup Forum 16 (1978), no. 4, 455--462.
  9. Osondu, Kevin E. Homomorphisms of semilattices of semigroupsSemigroup Forum 19 (1980), no. 2, 133--138.
  10. Osondu, Kevin E. Semilattices of left reversible semigroupsSemigroup Forum 17 (1979), no. 2, 139--152.
  11. Osondu, Kevin E. Extensions of homomorphisms of a subsemigroup of a groupSemigroup Forum 15 (1977/78), no. 4, 311--318.