JOHNSON, Dr. Stella Mofoluwaso Aina

BA, MA, Ph.D, university teacher; born March 12, 1943, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, mar ried Francis Johnson 1970, one daughter; Education: Wasimi African School, Ijebu- Ode, 1949-53, Central School, Agege, 1954- 55, African Church Modern School, Ifako, 1956-58, Colony Teachers Training College, Ikorodu, 1959-60, R.R.C London, 1961-63, Ransome Kuti College of Education, Ibadan, 19A3-64, University of Dar, Gambia, Univer sity of Ibadan, University ofOttawa, Canada; Career: Appointed Graduate Assistant, Uni versity of Lagos, 1968-71; Assistant Lecturer, Unilag, 1971-74; lecturer II, 1974-77; Lec turer I, 1977-80; Senior Lecturer, University of Lagos, since 1980; Secretary-General, In ternational Congress of African Studies, 1978-80; Professor of French and Head, Department of European Languages, Univer sity of Lagos, 1994-date; Visiting Reader, Edo State University, Ekpoma, 1991; Visit ing Professor and Head, Department of For eign Language & Literature, University of Port-Harcourt, 1992; Research Assistant, University ofOttawa, Canada, 1973-76; Sub- Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, 1988-90; Chairman, Caretaker Committee National Republican Convention, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, 1992-93; Director, Lagos State Breweries, 1978-79; Secretary-General, International Congress of African Studies, 1978-80; Member, Board of Management, UNILAG Consult, 1983-87; Member, Governing Council, AOCOED, Ijanikin, 1994-date; Secretary-General, World Congress of Africanists, 1978-81; Treasurer, West African Modern Language Association, 1981-date; Member, Professors of World Peace Academy, 1990-date; Con sultant, African Bureau for Educational Science, 1985-date; member. Nigerian Associa tion of University Women; Honours/ Awards: Recipient, FASA Award for Distin guished Scholarship, 1996; recipient, VOCA Award for the Arts, 1996; recipient, Lads and Lasses Brigade of Nigeria Certificate of Merit, 1998; Resident Writer, Helen Wurlitzer Foundation ofNew Mexico, USA, 1982; re cipient, Gold Medal in Table Tennis from West African Inter-University Games, 1965; First Nigerian Female Professor of French, 1994; Publication: Wooden Dolls, Collection ofPoems, Four Wind Press, USA, 1982; An AdvocateofCompromise: TheLifeand Works ofAlbert Camus, Nelson, Lagos, 1994; and Several research papers on Literature, lan guage and Education; Hobbies: writing, de signing, music; Official Address: Depart ment of Modern European Languages, Uni versityof Lagos,Akoka, Lagos State; Home: 3, Emotan Close, University of Lagos, Lagos State.
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