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Adebukola Adeleke

  • Visiting Lecturer

Adebukola (Bukky) Adeleke is a Visiting Lecturer of Economics. She received her Ph. D in Economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2023. Her research interests span Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Applied Macroeconomics, and Applied Microeconomics, demonstrating her commitment to making meaningful contributions to pressing global challenges. Bukky’s working papers are "Political Ideology and Big Pharma in the Allocation of Health Aid" and "Globalization and Pollution: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa." With her profound knowledge, Bukky has already made her mark as a skilled educator. She has been honored with prestigious awards, including the "Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award" from the Graduate and Professional Student Council at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the "Graduate Student Teacher of the Year Award" from the Economics program.

Beyond academia, Bukky brings a wealth of industry experience as a former Banker, where she excelled in financial advisory and portfolio management focusing on small and medium businesses, as well as the middle market industry. This practical exposure to the financial sector infuses her academic insights with real-world context and depth.

Bukky is an active member of the Midwest Economics Association and has held leadership roles within the Economics Student Association at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She remains steadfast in her commitment to advancing teaching and research making a lasting impact on the academic community.