Femi Adedina has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia where he was an Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) scholar, a Master’s degree in Communication and Language Arts from University of Ibadan, after a B.A (Hons) Theatre Arts 2.1 from University of Calabar and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from University of Lagos, Akoka- Lagos. He has been a Lecturer since he finished his first degree in 1982. He started lecturing in Ogun State College of Education in Ijebu-Ode in Southwest Nigeria in 1983 before moving to his present station, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin Lagos Nigeria in 1985. He taught part-time at Lagos State University, Ojo. Lagos, Nigeria, where he taught, Theatre, Media and Literature courses in the departments of English and that of African Languages and Communication Arts and at Chartered Institute of Administration, where he taught Communication Skills and Business Communication.
He spent a sabbatical leave at Africa Independent Television (AIT) Alagbado, Lagos Nigeria in 1998 – 1999. At AIT he worked as a TV Drama Producer, was a member of the think-tank for Program development and a member of the Kaakaki breakfast programme crew. In his present working environment, Femi Adedina has exhibited proven leadership skills. He has served in a total of thirty-five (35) positions, serving as Chairman, Secretary and member of various College Committees. He had been a member of the Academic Board of the institution (like the University Senate), a Head of Department for five times and in his sixth time; has been instrumental to the establishment of the Department of Theatre Arts from the College’s School of Languages. He was involved in the conceptualization, development and implementation of the blueprint for the Department, which is in its seventeenth year of existence and one he served as head for six years (1999-2006). He has been Head of Department of English, AOCOED for two times, 1992 and 1994. Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, AOCOED, 2012-2014, Member Academic Board, AOCOED, 1991- Date, Member, Governing Council, AOCOED, December, 2013-December, 2016, Co-opted Member, Governing Council AOCOED, December 2016- Date, Chairman, College IGR Committee, 2015-Date and presently Deputy Provost, AOCOED, 2016 –Date.
As a scholar, Femi Adedina has a lot of publications. These publications include 3 theses, journal articles, chapters in books, (one on writing for the broadcast media), commissioned papers, and books ranging from collection of short stories, poems, books on Communication and a collection of essays. He has video productions, directed many plays for stage, and has featured in three feature length films and have directed two full-length feature films. He has participated in many Seminars, Conferences and Workshops and has also served as Resource person to the Lagos State Ministry of Education. In his over 3 decades of teaching in a College of Education he has supervised many students in their Long essays, Researches and theses for students of the affiliated degree programmes. Femi Adedina is a person who works with less supervision, an honest individual, a man of initiative, and an open-minded individual ready to learn when it comes to new ideas and concepts and a creative individual. He was an Adjunct Reader at the Department of Performing Arts and Culture, Lead City University, Ibadan from September 2014 to March 2016 and the Head of Department from October 2015 to December 2015. While there he was instrumental to starting the department and growing it from 4 students to 120 students and reviewing and creating a new curriculum for the department. As the Deputy Provost of AOCOED since December 2016, Femi Adedina had contributed towards evolving a more inclusive promotion screening process for the promotion of Principal and Chief Lecturers and contributed towards the rejigging of the Admission process that for the first time the College’s admission process has gone online. He is happily married with children.
|B.A. (Hons.) Theatre Arts||1982||Calabar|
|M.A. Communication Arts||2001||Ibadan|
|Ph.D Writing (ECU)||2011||Western Australia, Perth.|