Dr. Okon Godwin Okon hails from Mbioto 1 in Etinan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biology from the University of Abuja, Nigeria, M.Sc. and Ph.D in Botany (Plant Physiology/Phytochemistry) from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. Dr. Okon started his full time teaching career at Ritman University, Nigeria; he left to join the Akwa Ibom State University in 2019 as a Lecturer II where he has been and still teaching different courses in different areas including molecular biology, general biology, plant tissue and organ culture, plant and environmental pollution monitoring and control, general ecology, Nigerian vegetation, advanced plant metabolism, mineral nutrition in plants and science innovation and environment at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Dr. Okon was appointed postgraduate and SIWES coordinator for the Dept. of Botany and Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Faculty of Biological Sciences, AKSU in 2020. Dr. Okon has about 40 scientific articles in reputable international journals and some book chapters published in springer to his credit, all in areas of stress physiology, mycorrhizology, phytochemistry and mangrove mycology. He is happily married.