Oluroominiyi Ibitayo is a professor in the Urban Planning and Environmental Policy Department at the Texas Southern University’s Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. Prior to coming to Texas Southern, he taught at Jackson State University in the Public Policy and Administration Department and Arizona State University in the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture.
He has been published in the Encyclopedia of Earth, the Journal of Emergency Management, Journal of Clinical Forensic and Journal of Environmental Systems. He also has several presentations to his name. At the ASCP Conference he presented, “Greenhouse Workers’ Exposure to Agricultural Pesticides: Evidence from Sultanate of Oman.
Ibitayo’s research interests and experience include environmental risk assessment, risk communication and emergency preparedness, ethnic minority environmental research and population-environment interrelationship. His recent publications which appeared in Risk Analysis, and forthcoming as a book chapter in Trends in Hazardous Materials Research, focused on agricultural pesticide use and/or misuse in rural Egypt and in sub-Sahara Africa respectively. Also, his publication in Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management investigated risk perceptions regarding indoor application of toxic agricultural pesticide while his recent work published in Journal of Hazardous Materials focused on policy and social responses to an industrial explosion. Ibitayo’s publications on hazardous waste facility siting issues have appeared in Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy and Waste Management and Research.
In 2008, he was awarded Texas Southern University McCleary Teacher of the Year Award, the Barbara Jordan -Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Distinguished Teacher Award and the Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Distinguished International Service Award. Dr. Ibitayo earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Arizona State University.