Prof. Akan Bassey Williams is the current Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University. He earned a B.Sc degree (Chemistry) from University of Calabar, an M.Sc degree (Petroleum Chemistry) from University of Port Harcourt and a Ph.D degree (Environmental Chemistry) from Covenant University. He is a Professor of Analytical/Environmental Chemistry. He lectures, supervises and examines research projects/theses of many undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is currently Postgraduate External Examiner, Bharathiar University, India; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria and Professorial Assessor at the University of Calabar. Prof. Williams is the immediate past Head, Department of Chemistry, Covenant University. He earlier served as Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office; Director, Academic Planning and Dean, Student Affairs. He has served as chairman of about fifteen Committees in the university at different times. He is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria; the immediate past Chairman, Chemical Society of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter; Member of Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; Member, Royal Society of Chemistry and Member, American Chemical Society. Prof. Williams’ research focus is on the monitoring of persistent organic pollutants in the environment. He is on the Editorial Board of many journals and is a member of Environmental Chemistry Research Group; Environmental Pollution and Toxicology Sub-Cluster of Public Health and Well Being Research Cluster and Biogas Sub-Cluster of Renewable Energy Research Cluster in Covenant University. He is a regular attendee at local and international Conferences and Workshops and has published widely in many local and international journals. He is a Public Speaker and University Orator and has coached and chaperoned many students for competitions and exchange programmes within and outside the country.