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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 Ph.D. 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.
‘Lanre’s research interests are broad, encompassing Information Systems, ICTs for Higher Education, E-Learning & M-Learning, Educational Technology, Human Computer Interaction, Agile Teaching, and more. He has a passion for scholarly work, presenting at conferences, and publishing in reviewed journals.
‘Lanre enjoys lecturing and a pragmatic lecturer with focus on driving innovative teaching practices founded on Agile teaching and learning frameworks. His current modules include:
- Introduction to Information Systems - GA11009
- Information Systems Development - GA12008
- Information Systems Management - GA13006
- Computer Networking & Data Communications - GA22010
- Human Computer Interaction (HCI) - GA23006
- Agile Methodology - GA31013
- Information Security - GA33004
- Research Methods - GA41001
- Project Management - GA42006
Public Engagement and Outreach
‘Lanre is involved and committed to public engagement by being in initiatives to engage young people in STEM. One of such initiatives is the EMBEDD Diversity Impact Programme. The EMBEDD project was funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is also the Public Engagement Lead of Department of Computing, School of Science and Engineering (SSEN).