Dr Israel R. Orimoloye (PhD)
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Tel: +1-868-662-2002, Ext. 82699
Dr. Israel R. Orimoloye is a lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. Before joining the University of the West Indies, Dr Orimoloye worked with the University of the Free State, South Africa, University of Fort Hare, South Africa, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa and Monash University (IIEMSA), Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Orimoloye specializes in remote sensing and GIS applications, environmental and disaster risk management, and climate change. Dr Orimoloye obtained his first Doctorate Degree (2018) from the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Fort Hare, South Africa and he earned his second PhD in Disaster Management (2022) from the Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa, University of the Free State, South Africa. Prior to that, he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Meteorology from the Federal University of Technology Akure, in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Dr Orimoloye has extensive experience in lecturing/teaching, supervision, and mentorship. His research portfolio revolves around remote sensing and GIS applications, drought and flood disaster, desertification, disaster risk management, environmental management, climate change impact assessment. He is an established researcher, with over 7 years of experience in the field. He has also been involved in intensive United Nations training and capacity building held in Germany. He is a registered and professional environmental scientist (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions) and a member of the American Association of Geographers and Society of South African Geographers. His engagement with Earth Observation applications involves collaboration with various spatial scientists from the United States, Canada, South Africa, India Scholars, promoting spatial science knowledge and skills transfer to enhance policy formulation and decision-making. He serves as a principal investigator in several projects including a drought disaster risk assessment across the Free State Province, South Africa; and assessment of the ecological and environmental degradation funded by the Central Research Fund. He has published over sixty (63) scientific articles including book chapters in high-impact factor ISI and Scopus journals. He is an Editorial Board member of Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier, and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM), Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom. He is a revered reviewer for both local and international journals and project funders. He is proficient in several environmental and climate tools which he exhibited in his various projects and publications. Dr Orimoloye has presented his research findings in various international conferences and symposiums in United States of America, Germany, South Africa and Tunisia.
My research portfolio revolves around Remote Sensing & GIS applications, drought disasters, disaster management, climate science, and environmental management.
Teaching (current and past courses)