Olanrewaju Lewis

Lewis, Olanrewaju



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Olanrewaju (‘Lanre) Lewis is an accomplished academician, researcher, and Information Technology Management Professional with a strong background in Information Systems. With over a decade of lecturing experience and more than ten years in the IT industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge to both education and technology fields.

‘Lanre holds a PhD in Information Systems from Rhodes University, South Africa, where his research focused on the integration of Personally-owned Information and Communication Technologies (PICTs) for teaching and learning in resource-constrained higher education environments, specifically in Nigerian universities. His work has contributed significantly to the advancement of educational technology and the use of ICTs in higher education.

In addition to his doctoral degree, ‘Lanre has a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAPHE) from the University of Dundee, where he has also been actively involved in curriculum development and Agile teaching methodologies. He is committed to creating supportive and empowering educational environments that foster holistic growth and critical thinking among students.

Throughout his career, ‘Lanre has received numerous academic honours and awards, including bursaries, grants, and scholarships, which reflect his dedication to advancing knowledge and education.

In his current role as a Lecturer/Programme Lead in Information Technology at the University of Dundee, ‘Lanre teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, where he emphasizes project management, computer networking, and information systems development, among others. He plays a pivotal role in the Graduate Apprenticeship Programme, supporting students in their academic and professional growth.

‘Lanre’s contributions to academia extend beyond the classroom. He has served as the Deputy Director of the Centre for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning (CITEL) at the Tai Solarin University of Education, where he piloted projects aimed at enhancing the student learning experience and supporting the professional development of academic staff.

Moreover, ‘Lanre Lewis is an active member of various professional organizations, including the UK Academy of Information Systems, South African Institute of Computer Scientists, and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and the International Association of Engineers (IAENG). His commitment to professional growth and knowledge sharing is evident in his participation in these groups.

Outside of academia, ‘Lanre has a rich history of contributing to the IT industry, particularly in software and database development, project management, and IP telephony implementation. His expertise in these areas has led to substantial cost savings for organizations and the successful execution of various projects.

As a passionate and dedicated academician and IT professional, ‘Lanre Lewis continues to make significant strides in the fields of education, technology, and research, with a focus on enhancing the learning experience and leveraging technology to drive innovation and positive change.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification


9 Oct 20202 Sept 2022

Award Date: 17 Nov 2022

Doctor of Science, A framework for Integrating Personally-owned ICTs (PICTs) for Teaching and Learning in resource-constrained Higher Education Institutions, Rhodes University

6 Mar 201531 May 2019

Award Date: 13 Sept 2019

Master of Science, Business Information Systems Dissertation, Northumbria University

26 Jan 200530 Jun 2006

Award Date: 21 Jul 2006

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University

27 Apr 199722 Jul 2002

Award Date: 12 Jun 2003


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