Dean, Student Affairs
College of Management and Social Sciences
· Industrial Sociology
· Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
· Health Management and Communication
· Youth Entrepreneurship
· Development Studies
Industrial Sociology, Analysis of Organization, Introduction to Industrial Relations, State, Politics and Industry, Human Resource Management, Conflict and Conflict Management, Manpower Planning, Labour Law, Trade Union and Management in Nigeria, Motivation and Productivity, Negotiation, Wages and Salary Administration, Globalisation and Labour Migration, Introduction to Sociology, Methods of Social Research I, Methods of Social Research II, Sociology of Mass Communication, Sociology of the Third World, Nigerian Culture and Citizenship, Political Sociology, Regional Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigerian Peoples and Culture.
Postgraduate Level (M.Sc & Ph.D)
Entrepreneurship Studies, Collective Bargaining, Industrial Sociology, Trade Union and Management in Nigeria, Sociology of Communication, Sociology of Development, Society, Industry and Development, Special Topics in Sociological Theory (PhD Students), Advanced Research in Behavioural Sciences (PhD Students), Research in Behavioural Sciences (M.Sc. Students), Conflict and Conflict Management.
Current Postgraduate Supervision
Utilization of Financial Incentives among Fashion Design Entrepreneurs in Warri Metropolis, Delta State. Ph.D Thesis, URHIBO OKIEMUTE BELOVE
Abandoning Wealth for Scarcity: A Sociological Assessment of Rural/Urban Migration in Selected Communities in the South-west. Ph.D Thesis, OLONADE OLAWALE YINUSA
· Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association (NASA)
· International Sociological Association (ISA)
· Nigerian Sociological Society (NSS)
· Board of Trustees, Institute of Communication and Entrepreneurial Development, (ICED)
· Institute of Corporate and Business Affairs Management, Nigeria (ICBAM)
· Institute of Strategic Management (ISM)
· Institute of Management, Leadership and Productivity Development
Institute of Management, Leadership and Productivity Development
Conferences / Workshop Attended
1. International conferences on Advances in Education and social sciences, Istanbul, Turkey 15th Oct 2018.
Paper: Incidences, public perception and retired civil servants in Kwara state, Nigeria. 4th
2. 4th international conferences on Advances in education and social sciences, Istanbul, Turkey 15th October, 2018.
Paper: Fractioned pension and retired local government teachers in Kwara state, Nigeria; A quantitative study.
3. XIX World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association, with the Theme: Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Ontario, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018.
Paper 1: Youth, Politics, Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation in Nigeria: The Priority of a New Narrative.
Paper 2: Youth Employment in Nigeria and the Impregnable but Artificial Walls: The Urgency of a New and Inclusive Country.
4. 22nd Annual Conference of Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners Association (NASA) held at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, November 6 – 9, 2017.
Paper: Organisational change and management strategies: Lessons for industry in developing countries.
5. 4th International Conference on Education, Social Sciences and Humanities, 10-12 July 2017- Dubai, UAE.
Paper: Trends, drivers and health risks of adolescent fatherhood in sub-Saharan Africa.
6. 29th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Las Vegas, USA, 30th & 31st January, 2017.
Paper: Socioeconomic adjustment of retired civil servants in Kwara State, Nigeria: A qualitative study.
7. Third International Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, May 9-11, 2016.
Paper: Socio-economic adjustment among retired civil servants of Kwara and Lagos states: A theoretical analysis.
8. The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1-2, 2016, United States of America.
Paper: Socio-economic adjustment among retired civil servants of Kwara and Lagos states: A theoretical analysis.
9. The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1-2, 2016, United States of America.
Paper: Influence of the activities of the descendants of land-owning families on private housing development among the Awori of Nigeria.
10. The International Sociological Association Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, July 10th to 14th, 2016.
Paper 1: The politics of change, precariatised youth unemployment and labour market policies in Nigeria
Paper 2: Contradictions in the political economy and the dangerous youth precariat class in Nigeria: The imperative of a multi-stakeholder intervention.
11. 18th ISA World Conference of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014. Theme: Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology.
Paper: Shrinking the ballooning youth precariat class in Nigeria: The need for youth empowerment.
12. 1st Covenant University International Conference on African Development Issues, African Leadership Development Centre, Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State, May 5 – 6, 2014.
13. The 22nd IBIMA Conference on Creating Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Planning & Implementation held in Rome, Italy 13-14 November 2013.
14. Seventh Annual Conference and General Assembly of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, March 25 – 27, 2013.
Paper: Addressing the insecurity challenge in Nigeria: The imperative of moral values and virtue ethics.
15. The 18th Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (NASA) on “Sustainable Transformation for Inclusive Societal Development” held at the Department of Sociology, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State Nigeria, November 4-7, 2013.
Paper 1: Making aggressive youth entrepreneurship a sustainable strategy in driving the Post-Amnesty national dialogue in Nigeria.
Paper 2: Sociocultural and demographic dynamics in sustainable entrepreneurial development in Nigeria.
16. The 12th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Sociological Society (NSS) with the Theme “The Poverty of Leadership and the Surge of Corruption in Nigeria,” held at the Conference Centre of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, November 27 – 29, 2012.
Paper: Leadership crisis and corruption in the Nigerian public sector: An albatross of national development.
17. The 28th National Conference of the Social Studies Association of Nigeria, Themed: The Unending Question of National Unity in Nigeria – In Whose Interest? Institute of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, November 26 – 29, 2012.
Paper: Towards national integration in Nigeria: Jumping the hurdles.
18. The learned Conference and Summit of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice on “Nationalities, Identities and Terrorism: The Nigerian Experience” held at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, November 5 – 6, 2012.
Paper: Nigeria’s expensive democratic federation: A confederal option for development.
19. The Annual Conference of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (NASA) on “The Social Dimension of the Nigerian Democratising Process” held at the Department of Sociology, University Of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, August 9 – 11, 2011.
Paper 1: The Impact of Global Climate Change on the Nigerian Evolving Democracy.
Paper 2: Indigenising Nigeria’s Democracy: Issues and Implications.
20. Conference on Culture and Society in Post-Colonial Nigeria held at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, November 28 – 30, 2011.
Paper: Colonialism and class formation: Implications for development in Nigeria.
21. Tenth Annual Conference of the Nigerian Sociological Society (NSS), Delta State University, Abraka. 26th – 28th October, 2010.
Paper 1: Impact of globalization on the Nigerian educational system.
Paper 2: Maximizing information and communication technology for quality research and teaching in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
22. First Annual Learned Conference Crawford University, Faith City, on Managing the Polity and Economy in an Emerging Democracy: Issues and Perspectives. Igbesa, Ogun State, 23rd – 26th March, 2009.
Paper: Organisational change and workers’ behaviour: A critical review.
23. Public Lecture organised by the Association of Industrial and Labour Relations Students, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, 25th February, 2008.
Paper: African culture and Western conspiracy.
24. Public Lecture Organised by the Association of Industrial and Labour Relations Students, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State. 16th August, 2007.
Paper: Youth education and tomorrow.
25. The Annual Conference of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (NASA), Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, September, 25th – 28th, 2007.
Paper: The state of the Nigerian economy: The imperatives of moral values and virtues for development.
26. Graduating Students’ Conference, Babcock University, Ilisan, Ogun State. April 21st-22nd, 2006. Paper: Town and gown: A sociological approach.
The International Conference on Human Development, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. June 27th – 30th, 2005.
Paper: Human resources development in Nigeria: Challenges and prospects.
27. National Conference on GSM Operation in Nigeria, Physics Department, Olabisi Onabanjo University, 15th April, 2003.
Paper: The health implication of global system of mobile communication (GSM): Perception of health professionals and microwaves telecommunication experts in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Detailed Biographical Info
Professor David Imhonopi hails from Etsako Central Local Government area of Edo state. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, from the Lagos State University, where he graduated as the best student in his set; a Master of Science degree in Industrial Sociology from the University of Ibadan where he came tops, and a PhD degree from the same department. He has also undergone several international training and certification (Coursera) from University of Minnesota, (USA), University of Colorado (USA), University of California (USA), Copenhagen Business School, (Denmark), University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Imperial College London (UK), University of North Texas (USA), Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), University of London (UK), University of Navarra (Spain), Indian School of Business (India). Professor David Imhonopi has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses under different rubrics in Sociology, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Development, Medical Sociology and Communication at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Bells University of Technology, Ota, National Open University, Nigeria (NOUN) etc. and presently he lectures at the Department of Sociology, College of Management and Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
In his chequered but interesting 20 years of teaching and research in the university, he has supervised over 200 undergraduate projects, over 30 Master’s dissertations and successfully supervised over 5 PhD candidates and still counting. He has attended both national and international conferences, workshops and seminars. He is also an established researcher with more than 90 published works in reputable national and international journal outlets. He has been considered as both internal and external examiner for dissertations and theses over the years. He has also acted in different editorial positions in both national and international journals, where he has constantly shared his experience and knowledge in reviewing academic works of colleagues from different parts of the globe. He is a Reviewer for International Sociology; Reviewer for International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change, Pennsylvania, USA; Article Editor and Reviewer, Sage Open, USA; Article Editor and Reviewer, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, USA; Reviewer, Academic Journals, Kenya; and Reviewer/Editor, College of Business and Social Science Journal, Covenant University, among others.
For his contributions to epistemic production and expansion, and for his pleasant work ethic that is both relational and results-oriented, he has edited about 5 academic books and authored not less than 5 academic books in his area of specialization. Professor Imhonopi has played significant roles in leadership positions both in the past and present. He has been a coordinator of various academic programmes, a secretary in various capacities, coordinator of postgraduate studies, and also an active member and coordinator of several committees at the department, college and the university levels. He has also received numerous awards from bodies and institutions such as Sociological and Anthropological Students Association (NSASA), University of Lagos, Bell University of Technology, Ota, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta etc. and was recently considered for an international fellowship, among others.
Professor David Imhonopi is a seasoned university teacher and consultant in career management, emotional intelligence, civil service and self-development training. He is a regular speaker in religious and secular conferences both at the national and international levels. He is frequently sought-after by knowledge-based business oriented organizations to share his experience in organizational management and productivity.
He is a member of many professional bodies some of which are the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association (NASA), the International Sociological Association (ISA), the Nigerian Sociological Society (NSS), the Institute of Corporate and Business Affairs Management (ICBAM), Institute of Strategic Management (ISM), Chartered Institute of Project Management (CIPM) and a Fellow of the Institute of Management, Leadership and Productivity Development (IMLPD) etc.
His industry experience spans a multi-sectoral spectrum with contributions to industry in the areas of management consulting and interventions, training and manpower development, market and social research, entrepreneurship development, business development services such as business plan preparation, proposal and feasibility studies writing, and others. He is committed to academic excellence, ingenuity and pragmatism and hinges his personal modus vivendi on core values of integrity, spirituality, excellence, and diligence. He desires to play a frontline role in the advancement of scholarship, leadership and business revolution on the African continent. He is a born again Christian with a very rich Christian history and leadership. Professor Imhonopi is happily married to Dr. Mrs. Gloria Imhonopi and they are blessed with children.