Timeline

ACADEMIC SERVICES
 

2012 – 2015:
Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

2011 – 2012:
Head, Department of English, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

2009 – 2011:
Acting Head, Department of English, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

2008:
Organizing Committee Member, ALA 2008 (Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL/

2007:
Member of the Scientific Committee, First Colloquium of International Proverb Scholarship. Tavira, Portugal.

2007--
Member, International Advisory Committee, Project on New African Literatures (PONAL)

2006 --
Member, Editorial Board of Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society.

2003-04:
Editor, Ibadan Journal of English Studies – official journal of the Department of English,

2003-04:
Sub-Dean, Postgraduate; Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan.

2003:
Member, University Postgraduate Sub-Committee on Guidelines for Writing Doctoral Theses; (effective Nov. 2, 2003).

2001:
Faculty Representative on University Computer Committee.

2000:
External Moderator for Department of Modern European Languages, University of Ilorin, NIGERIA; 1999/2000.

1999:
Member, Editorial Board, University of Ibadan Abstracts (of Theses) Committee.

1997-99:
Sub-Dean, Faculty of Arts; University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

1996-97:
Member, University Senate Committee on General English Studies: GES.

 
 

OTHER SERVICES (NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL)

 

2015:
State Team Leader of All Participating Electoral Officers (Collation Officers & Returning Officers) to the March 28 and April 11 Elections in Oyo State, Nigeria.

2014:
Team Leader of Electoral Officers (UI) to the Osun Gubernatorial Election of August 9, 2014; INEC Returning Officer for Osogbo Constituency, Osun State, Nigeria.

2011:
INEC Returning Officer for Atiba-Oyo East-Oyo West-Afijio Constituency.

2004:
Member, National Jury, “Bridges of Struga” International Poetry Award; Appointed by the Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO.

2003:
Resource Person, “Africa Information Society Initiative”; Program of UNECA, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (June, 2003).

2001:
United Nations Organization Nominee Poetry Coordinator (Nigeria) for the Program: “Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry” (March 2001).

2000:
Resource Person, International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), UNESCO- Creative Writers Institute Project on Environmental Issues. Paper Presented: “Writing Poetry for the Youth, or the Mechanics of Poetry: A Way of Knowing.” December 13, 2000. The Conference Center, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

1997-2001:
Resource Person, Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board (JAMB, Literature in English) for Nigerian Universities.

1996:
Media Guest Lecturer (Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, Nigeria): English Language Laboratory program for Youth Development.

1987:
Coordinator, Poetry Club, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

1983-1984:
Coordinator, Poetry Club, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.