The University of Maryland Global Campus, United States has appointed a Nigerian Olanrewaju Shitta-Bey as professor of philosophy and humanities.
Until his promotion, the university don was an associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, University of Maryland, USA.
Prior to becoming a Professor, Shitta-Bey was an adjunct in the Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University and Prince George’s Community College, USA , Faculty and Researcher: Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University.
A 2004 Philosophy graduate of the Lagos State University, Ojo, Shitta-Bey later bagged a Masters Degree in Philosophy from the University of Lagos and subsequently capped it with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Ibadan in 2014.
In 2016, he was on a post-doctoral research fellowship programme in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Uludag University, Bursa – Turkey.
Speaking with PUNCH on his appointment as professor, Shitta-Bey said, “Nigerians and humanity in general stands to benefit from my hard work and experience owing to community service associated with my field of expertise. A good example is ‘The Shitta-Bey Undergraduate Prize’ award launched early this year.
“I do feel differently but not because the promotion is coming from a foreign institution. I feel differently because I got what I worked hard for and it came at a record time just like my doctoral degree.”