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Dr. Emmanuel Ojo is Deputy Head of School at the Wits School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is also the Chair of the Faculty of Humanities’ Transformation, Internationalisation and Partnerships Committee. Dr. Ojo holds a doctorate in Higher Education and a master's degree in Educational Leadership, Policy & Skills from the same university. He is a C2 rated researcher from the National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa. His research interests include Economics Education and Interdisciplinary Higher Education.


  • 2020–present
    Senior Lecturer , University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


    University of the Witwatersrand, PhD


  • 2023
    Ojo, E. O., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Bergsteedt, B. J., Adams, S. P., Crowley, T., & Burger, A. (2023). A Meta-Methods Analysis of Academics' Challenges Affecting Research Productivity During COVID-19: Insights from a South African University. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 23(5), 27-45. ,
  • 2023
    Ojo, E., & Brahm, T. (2023). Global Realities and Economic (Teacher) Education in the Twenty-First Century: A Conceptual Contribution. In E. Hofmann, E. Mavhunga, T. Bohl, F. Maringe, & D. Diekmann (Eds.), Teacher Education in South Africa and Germany: Shared perspectives on national and global questions. (pp. 181-195). Tübingen University Press., Chapter
  • 2023
    Ojo, E. (2023). University Teaching under Pandemic Contexts and Beyond: A Conceptual Framework for Helping Academic Economists in Universities. In R. Pillay, S. Mkwananzi, & S. Moonsamy (Eds.), Transforming Teaching and Learning Experiences for Helping Professions in Higher Education: Global Perspectives (pp. 114-129). Brill., Chapter
  • 2021
    Ojo, E., & Lorenzini, E. (2021). Global higher education beyond pandemics in a future of uncertainties. Texto & Contexto-Enfermagem, 30.,
  • 2020
    Ojo, E ., & Onwuegbuzie, A.J. (2020). University Life in an Era of Disruption of COVID-19: A Meta-Methods and Multi-Mixed Methods Research Study of Perceptions and Attitudes of South African Students. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 12 (1), 20‒55.,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2023
    Improving Digital Education and Learning innovation in the South African and Rwandan teacher education systems: Towards bridging a digital knowledge divide in Africa
    Co-Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    African Engineering and Technology Network (AFRETEC)
  • 2019
    Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers (CSUR)
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation


2020 & 2022 Recipient: DAAD’s Scholarship for Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists at the University of Tübingen, Germany