dele jegede

Professor Emeritus
Art History

PhD & MA, Indiana University
BA, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

dele jegededele jegede earned the BA (Fine Arts) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, and an MA and PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington. He was the Art Editor at the Daily Times, one of Africa’s leading newspapers before joining the faculty of the University of Lagos in 1977, where he became Director of the Center for Cultural Studies. He was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, from 1987-1988. In 1993, he joined the faculty at Indiana State University and served as Chair of the Department of Art from 2001 to 2005. Jegede served as Chair of the Department of Art at Miami University from 2005-2010, and continues to teach art history. He has curated major exhibitions on contemporary African art and published extensively in the field. His Encyclopedia of African American Artists was published by Greenwood in 2009. Currently, an edited volume on his work as scholar, artist, cartoonist and art activist, with contributions by seventeen scholars on art and allied fields, will be published In November 2012.