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Dr. Ifedapo Adeleye


402-B Stokely Management Center
Phone: (865) 974-1521

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Dr Ifedapo Adeleye is a Lecturer in Management at The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business. Prior to joining Haslam in 2016, he was on the faculty of Lagos Business School, Nigeria for about a decade, and served in several senior leadership positions, including as Director of Custom Executive Education and Chair of Management and HR.

Dapo is a passionate management educator, and has effectively delivered several management courses (human resources and leadership, international business and emerging markets, sustainability and corporate responsibility) on undergraduate, MBA, doctoral and executive/professional programs. He brings a global outlook to the classroom, having lived and worked on three continents – Africa, Europe and North America – and travelled extensively around the world. Since joining academia, Dapo has maintained close links with industry; he has consulted and directed executive education programs for numerous organizations including GE, Coca-Cola, Chevron, YPO, LM Ericsson, Diageo, Novartis, Airtel, Etisalat, MTN, UBA, GTBank and Lagos State Government.

Dr Adeleye has produced over 60 journal articles, books, book chapters, conference papers, cases and technical notes, across three broad areas: international strategy and organization, strategic human resources management, and corporate responsibility and governance. He is the Founding Editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Business in Africa Series, and serves as ad-hoc reviewer for several international journals and granting agencies.

Dapo received his PhD in Management from The University of Manchester, UK, after winning the Zenith Bank Distinguished Graduating Student Prize at the University of Lagos on his first degree, and earning two M.S degrees in Economics and in HR from Cardiff University, UK. He has completed Wharton’s Global Faculty Development Programme, and Harvard’s Participant Centred Learning Programme. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional.



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