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  • Adesoji O. Adelaja

    2018 INDUCTEE

    Dr. Adesoji Adelaja, popularly known as “Soji”, is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy at Michigan State University (MSU). Born in 1956 in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, to the Venerable Beniah Adelaja and Princess Eva Adelaja, both leading educators, Soji received his B.S. Degree in Agricultural Mechanization from the Pennsylvania State University before proceeding to West Virginia University (WVU) in 1978. From WVU, Soji received his M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics in 1980, M.A. degree in Economics in 1981, and Ph.D. in Economics in 1985. Soji was the first to complete his Ph.D. under the joint program between Economics and Agricultural Economics.