Titilayo Ufomata became provost of Saint Mary’s College (IN) in 2019. Previously, she served as provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and more recently as special advisor to the president and board of trustees. Earlier, she was associate provost and distinguished professor at Kentucky State University, where she taught speech and communication. Prior to her appointment at Kentucky State, Ufomata was assistant dean of the faculty of arts at the University of Benin, Nigeria, where she taught English and phonetics. Her scholarship focuses on phonetics and the intersection of language with gender and identity; African diaspora populations; and higher education. Ufomata has received several international awards including the Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar Award to France, an associateship of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, and a British Academy visiting fellowship at University College London; she also is a laureate of the Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa. She earned a PhD in phonetics from University College London and degrees in English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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