Dr. Adeyinka Fashokun emerged from the green-white-green-dwelling hominids of Imesi-Ile (Osun State, Nigeria), received his early education and training at Yaba College of Technology, Nigeria, earning a Diploma in General Art in 1978. Dr. Fashokun worked as a textile designer with the Aladire Export Company in Lagos, and later as socio-political cartoonist and a graphic designer with The Punch, one of Nigeria’s major national news publishers.
Coming to the United States in early eighties to further his education, Dr. Fashokun attended the renowned California College of Arts and Crafts (Oakland, California) where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in General Design — majoring in Graphic Design and Illustration. Dr. Fashokun went on to earn a Master’s degree in Art Education (with Distinction), and then Doctoral degree in education (Curriculum and Instruction, with major focus on Visual Arts Education) from the University of San Francisco.
Dr. Fashokun has, since 1987 lectured as a Visual Art Educator at San Francisco State University (San Francisco, California) and California State University (Hayward, California), and concurrently, taught the Visual Arts at Junior High and Senior High School levels in the Oakland Unified School District — becoming a school site administrator in the early nineties.
Having served in various capacities in the various school districts within the San Francisco bay area. Dr. Fashokun became appointed Vice Principal of Clayton Valley High School in the Mount Diablo Unified School District, Concord, California.
Given his own creative bent, Dr. Fashokun exlplores a lot more:taking up a Lecturership position at Stanford University and at University of California, Berkeley, teaching Yoruba Language; and (in spite of a busy schedule as a school administrator and a lecturer at both Stanford and Berkeley) committing himself daily to his first profession, the visual arts, which he finds rather entertaining.
Dr. Fashokun enjoys golfing, fishing, and folksy tellings of the archetypical Yoruba Arts; does professional consulting in the area professional programs, education, curriculum development, illustrations, and visual arts; and from time to time, exhibits his artworks including, but not limited to: paintings, photographs, various graphic designs and Illustrations projects, and newspaper cartoons.
Dr. Fashokun is a recipient of several awards including the California College of Arts and Crafts
Graduate Award, the Civic Art Award (City of Walnut Creek), and the premier professional association for educators, Phi Delta Kappa Oustanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.
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