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Professor F.A.O. Olasehinde-Williams

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Professor F.A.O. Olasehinde-Williams


Born on the 13th of August 1952, Prof Felicia A.O. Olasehinde-Williams hails from Omu Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Prof Olasehinde-Williams is a professor of Educational Psychology. She obtained a First-Class degree in Education from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1982); as well as Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Educational Psycology from University of Ilorin in 1986 and 1991 respectively. In addition, Prof Olasehinde-Williams has good training in Gender Studies as an alumni of West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI) and Human Rights Education Associates (HREA).

In addition to teaching Educational Psychology courses in the Faculty of Education from 1991-2022, Prof Felicia A.O. Olasehinde-Williams also taught Emotional Intelligence and Gender Studies, in the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies of the University from 2008-2021. She was a Visiting Professor in the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan (2012-2014); and a Visiting Scholar in the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (1999-2000). Prof Olasehinde-Williams is an External Examiner to a number of universities both within and outside Nigeria.

Her Research interests are Emotional Intelligence and Gender Studies. She has contributed, in both areas, to reputable journals and texts; supervised many PhD Theses and Master’s Dissertations in related areas; and was a member of the Editorial Board of Gender & Behaviour Journal of the Ife Centre for Psychological Studies (ISS); and an External Examiner to the Institute for a period of five years. She retired from the services of University of Ilorin on the 13th of August 2022 on attainment of the statutory retirement age of 70 years; and is currently a Study Group Coordinator at the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS), Abuja.

Prof Olasehinde-Williams was the Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin (2020-2021), Director, Centre for International Education (2017-2020); Director, Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies (2009-2012); Director, Centre for Supportive Services for the Deaf (2008-2009); Member, Board of the University of Ilorin, Institute of Education (2016-2018); and Research Manager for the Faculty of Education (2016-2018).

Prof Olasehinde-Williams was the foundation President of the National Association of Women Academics in Nigerian Universities (NAWACS), Unilorin Chapter (2002-2004); Initiator and foundation President, Omu Aran Women Forum, (Umbrella bosdy of all married women, in Omu Aran) (2013-2018); was Knighted as a Dame in the Kwara Diocese Anglican Communion in 2015; and appointed a member of the Governing Council of Thomas Adewumi University, Oko in 2021.

Prof Olasehinde-Williams is a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (FSPSP); member, Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA), and member Nigerian Society for Education Psychologists (NISEP).

Dame Prof Olasehinde-Williams is blessed with children and grandchildren.

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