Department of Philosophy, Lagos State University, Ojo
10 AM to 2 PM, Monday to Friday
|1||Ph.D.||University Of Lagos, Nigeria||2016|
Dr. Philomena Aku OJOMO, a Senior Lecturer, teaches Philosophy at the Lagos State University (LASU), Nigeria. As an alumnus of the university, she earned her B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy in 1997. She obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Nigeria in 2000 and 2016 respectively. Ojomo is a specialist in environmental ethics. Her research interests are in theoretical ethics, applied ethics, environmental ethics, philosophy of education, and social philosophy. She has published in local and international outlets. Ojomo is an ecosocialist and the author of a well-discussed paper in African Environmental Ethics titled “Environmental Ethics: An African Understanding” published by Thought and Practice in 2010 and African Journal of Environmental Science in 2011. One of her most recent publications is "Niger Delta Environmental Crises and the Limitations of Africanizing Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic: Towards an Earth-Eco-Socialist Model," in African Environmental Ethics: A Critical Reader, edited by M. Chemhuru (Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2019). Ojomo has presented papers at national and international conferences. She has served on different committees and in numerous leadership positions. Ojomo was the Managing Editor of LASU Journal of Philosophy (LAJOP) and now the Business Editor of the same; the current Coordinator of the Diploma Programme in the Department. In December 2021, she emerged as the first Vice President of the African Environmental Ethics Association (AEEA). Ojomo enjoys fellowship with, and counseling, vulnerable students and youths within and outside the university setting.