Dr. BioDun J. Ogundayo

BioDun Ogundayo
Dr. BioDun J. Ogundayo
Director of Africana Studies
Director of Foreign Language
Associate Professor of French & Comparative Literature

Division of Communication and the Arts

Contact Information:
Phone: 814-362-5015
Location: 102F Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials

Ph.D. French and Francophone Literature and Cultures, State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A. French, Queen's University in Canada
M.A. French, University of Lagos, Nigeria
B.A. French, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Short Bio

Dr. Ogundayo has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Caribbean Studies and Francophone literature at the University of The West Indies in Barbados. He has also taught at SUNY Buffalo; the University of Alberta, Canada; Queen’s University, Canada; Ogun State University, Nigeria; and at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He has been teaching at Pitt-Bradford since January 2001.

Academic Focus

Africana Studies, African & Comparative Literature, Comparative Linguistics, Translation, African Spirituality

Dr. Ogundayo is fluent in Yoruba (his native tongue), French, English and Hausa, and holds reading fluency knowledge of Spanish, Italian, and some Ghanaian languages. He can also read and understand Russian. He also earned a certificate in elementary Chinese language and culture while on sabbatical in Barbados.