Profile of Professor David Imhonopi

Profile of Professor David Imhonopi


A Professor of Industrial Sociology (Human Resource Management and Human Capital Development). Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria Tel. +234-8051158226 Email:

Professor David Imhonopi hails from Ogbona (Ivhiorevho quarters), Etsako Central Local Government area of Edo state. He attended Imhakhena Primary School, Ogbona, and Ogbona Community Secondary School from 1977-82 and 1982-86 respectively. He later proceeded to Ojoh High School, Ibadan, where he made up his required credits and obtained the best results in his Senior School Certificate Examination with distinctions in 1989.

Professor Imhonopi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the Lagos State University, where he graduated as the best student in his set; a Master of Science degree in Industrial Sociology from the University of Ibadan, where he came tops; and a PhD degree from the same Department. He is the immediate past Dean of Student Affairs of Covenant University. He has also undergone several international training and certifications (Coursera) from the University of Minnesota (USA), University of Colorado (USA), University of California (USA), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Imperial College London (UK), University of North Texas (USA), Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), University of London (UK), University of Navarra (Spain), Indian School of Business (India).

Professor David Imhonopi has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses under different rubrics in Industrial Sociology, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Capital Development, Medical Sociology and Communication at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Bells University of Technology, Ota, National Open University, Nigeria (NOUN) etc. and presently lectures at the Department of Sociology, College of Management and Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

In his interesting 22 years of teaching and research at the university, he has supervised over 200 undergraduate projects, over 30 Master’s dissertations, and 7 PhD candidates, and still counting. He has attended both national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars. He is also an established researcher with over 100 published works in reputable national and international journal outlets. He has 2 been considered an internal and external examiner for dissertations and theses, particularly at the University of Ibadan and Baze University, Abuja. He has also acted in different editorial positions in national and international journals, where he has constantly shared his experience and knowledge in reviewing the academic works of colleagues around the globe. For his contributions to epistemic production and expansion and his pleasant work ethic that is both relational and results-oriented, he has edited about five academic books and authored not less than ten secular and motivational books. Professor Imhonopi has played significant roles in leadership positions in the past and present. He has been a coordinator of various academic programmes, a secretary in multiple capacities, a coordinator of postgraduate studies, and an active member and coordinator of several committees at the Department, college, and university levels.

He has also received numerous awards from bodies and institutions, such as the Leadership Excellence Award from the Postgraduate Student Council of Covenant University, the Most Inspiring Lecturer Award from Sociological and Anthropological Students Association (Olabisi Onabanjo University), the Award of Excellence from the Nigerian Sociological and Anthropological Students Association, University of Lagos, Guest Lecturer Award from Registry Department, Bell University of Technology, etc.

Professor David Imhonopi is not just a seasoned university teacher but also a consultant in career management, emotional intelligence, civil service, and self-development training. He is a regular speaker at religious and secular conferences both at the national and international levels. Knowledge-based business-oriented organisations frequently seek after him to share his experience in organisational management and productivity. He is a member of many professional bodies some of which are the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners Association (NASA), the International Sociological Association (ISA), the Nigerian Sociological Society (NSS), the Institute of Corporate and Business Affairs Management (ICBAM), Institute of Strategic Management (ISM), Chartered Institute of Project Management (CIPM) and a Fellow of the Institute of Management, Leadership and Productivity Development (IMLPD) etc.

He is committed to academic excellence, ingenuity, and pragmatism, and his modus vivendi hinges on core values of integrity, spirituality, excellence, and diligence. He desires to play a front-line role in advancing scholarship, leadership, and business revolution on the African continent. Professor David Imhonopi has been an ardent follower of Jesus Christ since he was a teenager. He is a part-time pastor with the Living Faith Church, Faith Tabernacle (Covenant University Chaplaincy) Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria. Professor Imhonopi is also interested in “catching them young” for Christ. Hence, he shares the gospel message with the young generation with simplicity and audacity via a regular program tagged “Hope for the Young Outreach”. He is happily married to Dr. Gloria Bosede Imhonopi, and they are blessed with two children, Davidson and Deborah.

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