Biography of Dr. Ebenezer Kolajo
Dr. Kolajo brings a rich set of knowledge, skills, and ability to his position as Director of Institutional Research and Planning at the University of West Georgia. He has over 20 years of higher education work experience, comprising teaching, research and administrative duties.
Before joining UWG, he served as Director of Institutional Research at Cecil College in Maryland. In this capacity, he provided leadership in establishing and nurturing a culture of evidence and accountability by measuring and analyzing institutional effectiveness to ensure the institution meets its vision, mission, and strategic plan goals. He also provided support for assessing general education learning outcomes, as well as other disciplinary assessment. He served as a member of Strategic Plan Committee, Assessment Committee, and the Steering Committee for the Middle States Periodic Review Report and Self Study.
Dr. Kolajo has a diversity of experiences at several higher education institutions in United States and Africa. He served as Rector (Provost) of Madzivhandila College in South Africa, where he provided leadership in developing strategic plan and revamped the institution’s academic programs. He taught courses in Economics, Research Methods and Statistics at the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria, University of Zimbabwe, and University of the North (now called Limpopo University) in South Africa.
He has published more than forty papers in different refereed journals, professional conference proceedings, popular magazines and research reports. Dr. Kolajo has presented over seventy papers at professional conferences in the United States, United Kingdom and Africa. His current research interest is in measuring and analyzing institutional effectiveness in higher education for the purpose of achieving continuous quality improvement of programs and services.
Dr. Kolajo received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee University; Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University; and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Auburn University.