The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Research, Innovative and Partnership)

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Prof OlaitanProf. Anthony Kola-Olusanya, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, Ph.D

Anthony Kola-Olusanya, PhD is presently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Research, Innovative and Partnership and and a Professor of Environmental Sustainability at the Osun State University. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, specializing in Environmental Sustainability. He has honed his teaching and research skills at the Osun State University, Nigeria; Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada and the Lagos State University, Nigeria.

His research and teaching interests include environmental impact assessment, human dimensions of environmental Problems, sustainable development, resources and environmental management, indigenous environmental practices and management, and climate change and conflict, and environmental education. He is also interested in qualitative methodological approaches to social and educational research.

He has presented papers on wide ranging environmental issues including human dimensions of environmental problems, at numerous national and international conferences. As well, Professor Kola-Olusanya has also published in both local and international learned journals and has contributions in books.

In 2013, Professor Kola-Olusanya was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas, USA. He is a member of several academic and professional organizations including Association of Nigerian Geographers, Environmental Management Association, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) and Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) to name a few. In 2014, Professor Kola-Olusanya was appointed an Associate Expert at the UNESCO Institute for African Culture and International Understanding (IACIU) and the Center for Human Security, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Professor Kola-Olusanya has been the Director of Inter-Campus and Public Affairs August 2017 and February 13, 2020, University Orator, between 2018 and 2019. Acting Director of Inter-Campus and Public Affairs, April 2017 and July 31, 2017, Deputy University Orator, 2015-2016, Acting Provost and Dean, College of Education, Ipetu-Ijesha Campus, August 1, 2015 and March, 2017. He has been the Acting Dean of Students’ Affairs, between March and July 31, 2015, as well as 2012/2013 academic session Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, between January 2014 and March 2015. He has also been the Vice Dean Student Affairs between 2009 and 2012. He is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Social Science, the official peer reviewed journal of the Faculty of the Social Sciences, Osun State University. The Editor-in-chief of International Research Review (IRR Journal) and Journal of Excellence in Teaching and Research, Editor, Uniosun Journal of Humanities, Law & Development (UJLDH) between 2015 and 2017.

He was Senate Representative of the Governing Council between July 2017 and February 2020. He has been a member of the University Senate and has served on various university statutory and ad-hoc committees including the Appointment and Promotions Committee, Board of Postgraduate Studies, Committee of Deans, Provosts and Directors, Business Committee of Senate, Development Committee, Admission Committee, Security Committee, Development Committee and Community Relations Committee among many others.

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