Sheriff F. Folarin (PhD), a 2018 Research Fellows Mentor/Facilitator of the Ife Institute of Advanced Studies, a 2007 United States SUSI Fellow at the University of South Carolina (USA),a 2014 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Host-Scholar, and a 2011-2013 Classroom Beyond Borders International Partners' Institute Visiting Scholar at Ithaca College, New York, is a Professor of International Relations and current Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Covenant University. Before now, he had been Ag.Head of Department from 2012 to 2014, as well as the founding Coordinator and later Director of the University's International Office and Linkages. Until 2012, he was the pioneer Deputy Director and later Ag. Director of the African Leadership Development Centre (ALDC) in the same institution. Folarin was Chairman of the University Media and Publicity Committee (2014-16) and University Ceremonies Committee 2016-2017). He is currently a University Orator.