Obafemi conducts research across several fields -organizational leadership, higher education administration, educational policy, and international development- with a focus on higher education in sub-Saharan Africa. His areas of research interest revolve around investigating the impact of globalization in developing countries and examining programs/policies that seek to use tertiary education institutions as a tool for advancing economic development.

Obafemi presenting at the 2018 American Evaluation Association in Cleveland, Ohio.


  • Ogunleye, O. (2022, May). Centers of Excellence: Changing the Narrative of African Universities, UNESCO World Higher Education Conference
  • Ogunleye, O. (2018, November). Designing a Culturally Responsive Student Exchange
    Evaluation: Lessons Learned from Renegotiating a US-Ghana Partnership
    Agreement. American Evaluation Association, Cleveland, OH.
  • Ogunleye, O. (2017, August). College Prep Mentorship: College & Career Readiness for
    the African Diaspora. Texas Star Showcase, Texas Higher Education
    Symposium, Austin, TX.
  • Ogunleye, O. (2016, August). Double Tuition: The Implications of Differential Tuition for
    International Students. Roundtable Discussion, Texas Higher Education
    Symposium, Austin, TX.
  • Ogunleye, O. (2015, August). The Long-Term Benefits of Short Term Study Abroad: A
    Case Study of A Short Term Intensive English Program. Texas Higher Education
    Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

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