Oluwatobi Taiwo Ishola

Oluwatobi Ishola
Oluwatobi Taiwo Ishola

(he/his/him)

Education
  • Bowling Green State University, 2017 – Current
    • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Leadership, Policy, and Criminology
  • Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, 2015-2017
    • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
    • Thesis: Effect of Suspect's Gender on Police Use of Physical Force
    • Thesis Chair: Christopher Melde, Ph.D.
  • Michigan State University College of Law, 2013-2015
    • Master of Laws (LLM) in American Legal System
  • Nigerian Law School Enugu Campus, Enugu Nigeria, 2009-2010
    • Barrister-at-Law (BL)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria, 2003-2009
    • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Hons)
    • LL.B. Dissertation: “The Law of Central Banking in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis.” 2009.
    • Advisor: Professor Ademola Popoola
Research Interest/Areas of Expertise
  • Criminology, Violence, Crime causation and prevention, Law Enforcement, Police Use of Force, Punishment, Race, Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Leadership, Policy and Compliance
Articles
  • Ishola, O. T. (2021). Understanding ethnocentrism in the academia: Narratives of foreign students on college campuses. Deviant Behavior. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2021). What is the Effective Change in Law Enforcement?: Defund, Abolish, or Reform the Police. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2020). The Effect of Nationality in U.S. Criminal Courts. Crime and Punishment. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2020). International Students and Scholars in American Higher Education: The politicization of policies and its effect on Higher Education. Education Law Association
  • Ishola, O. T. (2019). Social disorganization and white-collar crime: Examining the importance of race. Neighborhoods and Crime. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2019). Religious Beliefs and Life Course Expectations. Sociology of Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2019). Border Security and the Wall Rhetoric. Institutional Policy. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2019). International Students and Scholars in American Higher Education. Law and Higher Education. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2018). The Role of Ethics and Morality in Police Discretion. Moral and Ethical Leadership. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2018). College Students’ Perspectives on Race and Police Brutality. Qualitative Research Method. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2018). Understanding racial bias from the lens of students of color. Leadership for Adult Development. Case Study Paper. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2018). Citizens of Color and Police Use of Force. Diversity and Cultural Leadership. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2017). Policing the Police: The Need for Effective Leaders in Law Enforcement. Leadership Theories and Integrating Leadership in Organizations. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2017). Racism and Police Use of Inappropriate Force: Effecting Change in Law Enforcement. Organizational change. Bowling Green State University
  • Ishola, O. T. (2016). Police Use of Deadly Force: Perceived Threat and Suspect’s Race. Law and Society. Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
  • Ishola, O. T. (2016). Effect of suspect’s gender on police use of physical force. Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research. Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
  • Ishola, O. T. (2016). Racism and Police Use of Force. Crime Causation Prevention and Control. Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
  • Ishola, O. T. (2015). The Police Use of Force: Considering Officer-Based Less-Lethal Use and Correlates. Proseminar in Criminal Justice. Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
  • Ishola, O. T. (2015). Individuals’ views on police use of force and punitiveness: Reliability and validity of measures. Design and Analysis in CJ Research. Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
  • Ishola, O. T. (2015). Police Brutality. Criminal Justice Research. Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
  • Ishola, O. T. (2014). Towards a redefinition of sovereign immunity of Heads of State in International Criminal Law Jurisprudence: Kenya, a case study. Public International Law. Michigan State University College of Law
Presentations
  • BGSU Project IMPACT Professional Development. Virtual, March 1 and 2, 2022 
    • Practice What You Teach: Applying Trauma-Informed Social Emotional Strategies and Self-Care.  Kristina LaVenia  with Beth Ash, Tracy Huziak-Clark, Kate Brodeur and Oluwatobi Ishola
  • BGSU Project IMPACT Professional Development. Virtual, January 12, 2022
    • Unmasking Healthy Relationships: Applications. Kristina N. LaVenia with Oluwatobi Ishola
  • BGSU Project IMPACT Professional Development. Virtual, July 28, & August 3, 2021
    • Digital resources to connect with your students. Savilla Banister with Oluwatobi Ishola
  • The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Virtual, April 2021
    • Checking the box or smacking the water: The White fragility dilemma in professional development.  Christy Galletta Horner, Vernita Glenn-White, Katherine Brodeur, Bernadette Compton, Tracy Huziak-Clark, Oluwatobi Ishola, Kristina N. LaVenia, Oluwafisayo Oke
  • The 66th Annual Education Law Association Conference. Virtual, November 2020.
    • International Students and Scholars in American Higher Education: The politicization of policies and its effect on Higher Education. Oluwatobi Taiwo Ishola
  • The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, California. April 2020.  Galletta Horner, C. S., LaVenia, K. N., Vostal, M., Ishola, O. & Boff, C. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) Teacher Candidates Wonder: Can Emotional Labor and Authentic Student-Teacher Relationships Coexist? [Paper Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/tjfajn3 (Conference Canceled)
  • The Annual Meeting and Conference of Mid-Western Educational Research Association. Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2019
    • “I’ve Never had a Conversation like This Before”: Preservice Teachers Discuss Emotional Labor with Mentors. Christy Galletta Horner, Kristina LaVenia, Meg Vostal, Oluwatobi Ishola
  • The 100th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Toronto, Canada. April 2019
    • “Why Don’t We Talk about This?”: Preservice Teachers’ Perspectives on School Violence. Christy Galletta Horner, Kristina LaVenia, & Oluwatobi Ishola
  • The 32nd Annual UCEA Convention, Houston, Texas. November 2018
    • Giving Voice to Preservice Teachers’ Concerns around School Safety and Managing Emotions. Oluwatobi Taiwo Ishola, Kristina LaVenia, Christy Suzanne Galletta Horner
    • Learning to Act Like a Teacher: How Preservice Teachers Anticipate the Expectations of Their Future Administrators. Christy Suzanne Galletta Horner, Kristina LaVenia, Meg Vostal, Oluwatobi Taiwo Ishola
  • The 49th Annual NERA Conference, Trumbull, Connecticut. October 2018
    • Giving Voice to Preservice Teachers’ Concerns around School Safety. Oluwatobi Taiwo Ishola, Christy Galletta Horner, Kristina LaVenia
    • Preservice Teachers’ Introduction to the Emotion Regulation Demands of the Teaching Profession. Christy Suzanne Galletta Horner, Kristina LaVenia, Meg Vostal, Oluwatobi Taiwo Ishola
  • Scholar Talk, School of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Policy, Bowling Green State University. September 2018
    • Giving Voice to Preservice Teachers’ Concerns around School Safety and Managing Emotions. Oluwatobi Taiwo Ishola
  • The 3rd Annual Ohio Town & Gown Summit, Bowling Green State University. July 2018
    • Together We Ball: Collaborative Opportunity for Law Enforcement and Campus: Neighborhoods and Quality of Life. Sheila Brown, Michael Campbell, Dan Mancuso, Lakishia Huggins, Oluwatobi Ishola, and Angelo Brown
  • Michigan State University LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education) Session, April 2017
    • Effect of Suspect's Gender on Police Use of Physical Force. Oluwatobi Ishola
  • Michigan State University LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education) School Outreach (Mason Middle School), January 2017
    • The Nigerian Culture and System of Education. Oluwatobi Ishola
Publications
Award/Recognition
  • 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Readers Certificate of Appreciation
  • Bowling Green State University Scholarship Award, 2017-Current
  • Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice Scholarship Award, 2015-2017
  • Michigan State University LATTICE  Graduate Fellowship Research Award, 2017
  • Michigan State University College of Law Scholarship Award, 2013-2015
  • Michigan State University College of Law Jurisprudence Award for American Constitutional Law, 2013
  • Michigan State University College of Law Commitment to Human Rights Award, 2013
  • Oyo State Nigeria Bursary Award, 2010 
Courses Taught
  • American Constitutional Law I and II (806)
Membership in Professional Organizations
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Education Law Association
  • Northeastern Educational Research Association
  • University Council for Educational Administration
  • Nigerian Bar Association
Committee Appointments
  • Member, Academic Affairs Committee, Graduate Student Senate, Bowling Green State University, 2020-Current
  • Reader, Reader Committee of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, 2019, 2020, and 2022
  • Senator, Graduate Student Senate, Bowling Green State University, 2018-Current
  • Member, Academic Honesty Committee, Bowling Green State University 2018-Current
  • Secretary, LLM & MJ Student Association Michigan State University College of Law, 2014-2015
Positions
  • Graduate Project Research Assistant, Project IMPACT Bowling Green State University, 2019-Current
  • Fulbright Application Reviewer, 2022-2023 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) Media Literacy Cohort. Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs. July, 2022
  • Reader, Reader Committee of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, 2019, 2020, and 2022
  • Research Assistant School of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Policy, Bowling Green State University, 2017-2019
  • Graduate Assistant Office of Field Experiences College of Education and Human Development Bowling Green State University, 2017
  • Research Assistant School of Criminal Justice Michigan State University, 2015-2017
  • Student Assistant, Michigan State University Police Department Special Events, 2015-2017
  • Teaching Assistant American Constitutional Law Michigan State University College of Law, December 2015-2016
  • Student Assistant, Office of Graduate and International Programs, Michigan State University College of Law, 2014
  • Associate, Akinjide & Co., (Law firm) Lagos, Nigeria, 2012-2013
  • Associate, Shalom Chambers, (Law firm) Akwa-Ibom Nigeria, 2011
  • Presiding Officer, Independent National Electoral Commission, Polling Unit Akwa-Ibom Nigeria, April 2011
  • Area Registration Officer, Independent National Electoral Commission Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria, February 2011
  • Associate, Chief I.A Atada & Associate, (Law firm) Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria, 2010-2011
  • Nigerian Law School intern, Niyi Badmus & Co, (Law firm) Oyo State, Nigeria, 2010
  • Nigerian Law School Intern, Court of Appeal of Nigeria, Ibadan Division, Oyo State, Nigeria, 2010

Updated: 08/05/2022 09:49AM