Geomorphology, Olusola Adeyemi @olusolayemi: A Day in the GeoLife Series

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Olusola Adeyemi, Geomorphology PhD Candidate

NAME:  Olusola Adeyemi

CURRENT TITLE: PhD Candidate

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Geomorphology

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 6+

EDUCATION:  Olabisi Onabanjo University (B. Sc); University of Ibadan (M. SC and PhD – ongoing)

What’s your job like?

As a junior faculty member with Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, I am involved with teaching and research. I teach geomorphology, laboratory techniques in physical geography, and also handle quantitative techniques. The teaching is interesting. Although most students complain about geomorphology, they find it really interesting when we go for field work.

What’s a typical day like?

Most days are spent in school teaching. Once that’s done, I retire to my office to either send mails to authors for a copy of their papers that I can’t access or working on my field methodology for my PhD.

What’s fun?

When you see young ones aspiring to be like you or want to know more about geomorphology, it’s really encouraging.
Another aspect of it is when I’m teaching glaciers and I start to mention depositional and erosional features. I’m asked by my students, “Sir, I’ve you seen those in real life?”

What’s challenging?

The challenges are there for developing countries, ranging from data mining and availability of equipment, but they are not insurmountable. It will just take time.

What’s your advice to students?

The path to success is not always smooth. Just make up your mind and aim high.

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