Ayorinde Ogunyiola

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Dr. Ayorinde Ogunyiola

Dr. Ayorinde Ogunyiola

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ogunyiola's CV


  • Ph.D., Sociology, South Dakota State University, United States
  • M.S., Mathematics (finance), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology & Pan African University, Kenya
  • M.S., Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria 
  • B.S., Economics, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria 

Research Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Responsible Innovation
  • Computational Social Science
  • Science and Technology Studies

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Research Methods
  • Technology and Society 


Ayorinde Ogunyiola is an Assistant Professor at Murray State University. He combines computational methods and interdisciplinary theories to understand climate change issues and socio-ethical implications of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and algorithms in agricultural production systems and other sectors. Ayorinde has a Bachelor's in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria), a Masters in Economics from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria), a Masters in Mathematics (Finance) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Pan African University (Kenya), and a Ph.D. in Sociology (with a focus in environmental sociology) from South Dakota State University. 

Selected Publications

  • Posadas B., Ogunyiola A., & Niewolny K. (2022) “Socially responsible AI assurance in precision agriculture for farmers and policymakers.” In AI assurance towards trustworthy, explainable, safe, and ethical AI, forthcoming, October 18, 2022 
  • Ogunyiola, A., & Gardezi, M. (2022). Restoring sense out of disorder? Farmers' changing social identities under big data and algorithms. Agriculture and Human Values. Read Article
  • Ogunyiola, A., Gardezi, M., and Vij, S. (2022). Smallholder farmers' engagement with climate smart agriculture in Africa: Role of local knowledge and upscaling. Climate Policy. Read Article
  • Stablein, M.J., Gonzalez Cruz, J., Fidan, E.N., Talbot, J., Reed, S.P., Walters, R.S., Ogunyiola, A., Frey M.F., Ramirez, M. Casanovag, R.B., Heemstraa, J., Marshalla, A. & Rodríguez, L.F. (2022). Compound[ing] disasters in Puerto Rico : Pathways for virtual transdisciplinary collaboration to enhance community resilience. Global Environmental Change, 76, 102558. Read Article
  • Gardezi, M., Michael, S., Stock, R., Vij, S., Ogunyiola, A., & Ishtiaque, A. (2022). Prioritizing climate-smart agriculture: An organizational and temporal review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, WCC755. Read Article
  • Gardezi, M., Adereti, D. T., Stock, R., & Ogunyiola, A. (2022). In pursuit of responsible innovation for precision agriculture technologies. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 1-24. Read Article
  • Dada, O., & Ogunyiola, A. (2021). A preliminary impact assessment of social distancing on food systems and greenhouse gas emissions. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 31(1-4), 254-261. Read Article
  • Avemegah, E., Gu, W., Abulbasher, A., Koci, K., Ogunyiola, A., Eduful, J., Li, S., Barington, K., Wang, T., Kolady, D., Perkins, L., Leffler, A.J Kovács, P., Clark, J. D. Clay, D., E. & Ulrich-Schad, J. D. (2021). An Examination of Best Practices for Survey Research with Agricultural Producers. Society & Natural Resources, 34(4), 538-549. Read Article
  • Ogunyiola, A., Mwita, P.N., & Njenga, C., (2017) Estimating Dependence structure and risk of a financial market crash. International Journal of Statistics and Probability, 5(6), 85-93. 
  • Ogunyiola, A., (2015) An Analysis of Shale Oil Development and Its implications for OPEC Exporting Nations: Evidence from Nigeria. Nigerian Association of Energy Economist/International journal of energy economist. April 26-28, 2015.
  • Ogunyiola, A., and Garba, A.G., (2014) An Analysis of the Structural and Employment Implications of the 2014 GDP Rebasing in Nigeria. Journal of Economic Studies (NJES), 183 – 200.



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