Prof. Rotimi Olatunji
Current Designation: Professor
Current Company: Lagos State University
Total Experience: 20 years
Area of Specialization: Advertising, Media Management, Communication
Rotimi Olatunji is Professor, Public Relations and Advertising, and immediate past- Dean Lagos State University School of Communication (LASUSOC). He received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree (First Class Honors (Archaeology) from the Obafemi Awolowo University (Ife), and his postgraduate degrees (M.A. & PhD) in Communication and Language Arts, from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
A highly resourceful, cross-disciplinary and self-motivated scholar, his major areas of research are: Advertising, Economy and Society; Media and Cultural studies; Political Communication; Entertainment Education; Health Communication; Consumer Studies; Public Relations; and Media & Communication Research Methods. He has 20 years of teaching, research and community services at the University level, and nearly 100 research publications in peer reviewed books and learned journals, including Public Relations Review; Journal of Promotions Management; International Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications.
Professor Olatunji is Fellow, American Academy of Marketing Science; Senior Member, African Federation of Public Relations Association; member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (MNIPR); Associate registered practitioner in advertising (arpa); Member, African Council for Communication Education (ACCE); and Vice-President, South-West Zone, Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN). He served as a consultant to several organizations like Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF); he was Member, Education & Training Committee of APCON; and had served as Facilitator at several Executive Master’s programmes organised by NIPR; Keynote Speaker, UNESCO 2014 World Press Freedom Day, Lagos, (May 6th 2014) and Guest Speaker, Annual Conference of Directors and Heads of Public Relations in Nigeria, with the theme: “Making Enduring Change for National Reputation and Professionalism” Organized by Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), 26 October 2016; Global Alliance Lead Paper on 20th February, 2020 among others.
Currently, Editor-in-Chief LASU Journal of Humanities, Education & Law; Member, Board of Regents (Governing Council), Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria; and Dean, (Part-Time), Alphabet Media Academy (AMA) Limited , Professor Olatunji has so far successfully supervised 10 PhD Thesis across two universities in Nigeria and serves as external examiner to PhD programmes in Nigeria, South Africa and Malaysia, to mention but a few.