LASU elevates Olatunji to professor of Advertising

Rotimi Williams Olatunji

Rotimi Williams Olatunji

The Governing Council of Lagos State University at its 111st Statutory Meeting on May 31, 2016, confirmed the elevation of Rotimi Williams Olatunji, PhD to the status of Professor, Mass Communication (Advertising).

With the elevation, which took effect from October 1, 2015, Olatunji thus becomes the third Professor of Communication Studies in the LASU School of Communication, following the pioneering steps of Prof Idowu Sobowale and Professor Lai Oso being the pioneer professors of the School in that order. In the same vein, Dr. Yinka Alawode has been elevated from the status of Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor, Mass Communication (Broadcasting).

Born on February 21, 1960, Olatunji received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree (Communication Arts) (2003); Master of Arts (M.A.) (Communication Arts), (1991) from the University of Ibadan; and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (First Class Honours) (Archaeology), from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, in 1989. He also attended Oyo State College of Education (now Osun State College of Education), Ila- Orangun (1979-1982); and St. Kizito Catholic Minor Seminary, Ede (1973-1978), but rounded up at St. Charles Grammar School Osogbo, where he sat for and obtained his West African School Certificate in 1978.

He was appointed Assistant Lecturer (2001), Department of Public Relations and Advertising, School of Communication, Lagos State University; Lecturer II (2004); promoted as Lecturer I (2008); appointed as Senior Lecturer (2009); Associate Professor (2011). He won the LASU/Ford Foundation Award (in Junior category) for the writing of PhD Post-field report in August 2002.

Olatunji had participated in several team researches.

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