A new Provost has been appointed for the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State. He is Professor Olukoya Ogen, an alumnus of the college.
Professor Ogen, a professor of History at the Osun State University as well as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow to the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham (2012-17) replaces Professor Adeyemi Idowu whose tenure lapsed months ago. After Professor Idowu’s exit, Dr. Olufemi Olajuyigbe was appointed as Acting Provost. His appointment was to last till the appointment of a substantive Provost for the college.
The new Provost holds a PhD in History from the University of Lagos, and a Certificate in Trade, Growth and Poverty from the World Bank Institute, Washington D.C. He was a Leventis Scholar at SOAS, University of London in 2008, a British Academy Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham in 2009, a CWAS Visiting Fellow in 2010, and an American Council of Learned Societies (AHP) Postdoctoral Fellow in 2011.
He was also a Guest Researcher at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone in 2011. Prof. Ogen is currently the Country Director of a 5-year European Research Council Grant on ‘Everyday Religious Encounters and Social Identities in Southwest Nigeria.’ He has won numerous foreign travel fellowships / grants for paper presentations at conferences and for research visits to several universities across the globe. With over 60 publications to his credit, Prof. Ogen also sits on the editorial boards of major local and international journals. He co-founded African Nebula with Prof. Samar Habib in 2010.
He is a Member of Faculty Row, a US-based exclusive global elite network of distinguished and super professors that accepts new members by invitation only. Prior to joining Osun State University in 2009, Prof. Ogen had stints at the University of Lagos, 2000-2001, Adekunle Ajasin University, 2001-2006, and Obafemi Awolowo University, 2006-2009.
He is a member of several research networks including the Association of Commonwealth Universities Research Management Network, African Borderlands Research Network and the Organisation for Historical Research in Nigeria. Prof. Ogen is a Senate elected representative on the Governing Council of Osun State University and the current Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.