Awobamise, Ayodeji O., PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies and also the Associate Dean (Research) of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
He also supports the customer service department due to his expertise in communication and customer engagement.
Apart from his core duties, Dr Ayodeji Awobamise has been actively involved in supporting the ICT and web development department of the institution as a UX designer. In early 2022, he was appointed as part of the team to improve the teaching and examination system of the institution, which is ongoing at the moment. He also supports the Public Relations activities of the institution as a senior consultant.
Before his appointment at KIU, he worked as the Business Development Associate at Afcom Satellite Networks- one of the biggest oil sector IT consulting firms in Nigeria.
Dr Ayodeji received his PhD in Communications and Media Management in 2016 and a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication in 2012 and 2006 respectively. He is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (UK), the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM-Nigeria), the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM-Nigeria, Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) and Public Relations without Boundaries (PRWB-Uganda). Ayodeji also serves as a reviewer and a member of the editorial boards of several international and local journals. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals and presented papers at more than 5 international conferences and has supervised over 7 postgraduate research/thesis in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences with particular emphasis on media studies.
As the Associate Dean-Research at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ayodeji and his team are responsible for improving the research output for the college, identifying collaborative opportunities within and outside the country and institution and encouraging collaborative research between disciplines within the university. He hopes to promote research that is relevant to not just the international community but also solves national, regional and continental problems.
Apart from university activities, Dr Ayodeji also provides digital marketing solutions and teaches short courses on digital and social media marketing. He is also the founder and director of Technocast Nigeria limited- a digital and proximity marketing company based in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2018, Ayodeji was awarded the ‘Best Lecturer Award” in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2017/2018 academic session.