Professor Andrew A. Mogaji is the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Applied Psychology and Socio-Economic Research in Africa (CAPSERIA). He studied Psychology at the University of Lagos where he bagged B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in 1988 and successfully completed the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in 1990 and 1997 respectively. His areas of specialization are: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Psychometrics, Gender Studies and Cross Cultural Psychology. He started lecturing at the University of Lagos in 1991 before moving to the Benue State University, Makurdi in 2007. He was a Visiting Professor to the Department of Business Administration in Kogi State University, Anyigba from 2008-2015 and to the Department of Psychology in Nasarawa State University, Keffi from 2012-2017.
Professor Mogaji is a distinguished and an accomplished international scholar and researcher. For the past 23 years, he has been involved in international psychology. His membership of the General Assembly of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) has placed the Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) of which he is an active member, in a good position as an active national association since the year 2000. He was elected as the African Regional Representative and an ExCo member of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology (IACCP) from 2004-2008. He was elected to become a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) since July, 2014.
In addition to his regular participation in international meetings including that of IAAP, IACCP and IUPsyS to present his work at workshops, seminars, symposia and congresses, he has collaborated with some of the best psychologists in the world and publishes regularly in quality international journals. He has also attended advanced trainings (like the Advanced Research and Training Seminar (ARTS) at the Stockholm University, Sweden in 2000 and Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany in 2008) and volunteers to take on duties for organizations and journals. Andrew Mogaji is a mature scholar who has arrived on the international scene. And, he has not ignored his own region and country being active there as a teacher, researcher, government consultant, university community member, presenter at national conferences in Nigeria and regional conferences in Africa (beyond those large international ones listed below).
He received the following awards: Witkin-Okonji award to attend conferences in Pultusk, Poland (2000), Spetses, Greece (2006), Bremen, Germany (2008) and Los Angeles, USA (2013); IUPsyS award to attend International Congress of Psychology (ICP) in Stockholm, Sweden (2000) and Berlin, Germany (2008) and International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Singapore (2002). He served as a Consultant to the Institute of International Education/Ford Foundation and got their award together with that of the University of Mississippi to attend the Conference of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) in Mississippi, U.S.A (2001). He also got the British Academy award to attend the congress of the IACCP in Winchester, United Kingdom (2001) and the award of the International Testing Commission (ITC) to attend its conference in Brussels, Belgium (2006). He also served as a Consultant/Resource Person at the 2012 International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Scholarship Training on Educational Measurement and Evaluation hosted by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board at the National Commission for Colleges of Education in Abuja, Nigeria from 13-24 February, 2012.
Other conferences that he attended include: European Congress of Psychology (ECP) in London, United Kingdom (2001), Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) in Prague, Czech Republic (2001), Congress of the IACCP in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2002), Xian, China (2004), San Sebastian, Spain (2005), Buea, Cameroon (2009), Melbourne, Australia (2010), Jerusalem, Israel (2010), Stellenbosch, South Africa (2012) and Rheims, France (2014). He also attended ICP in Beijing, China (2004), Cape Town, South Africa (2012), East African Regional Congress of Applied Psychology (EARCAP) in Kampala, Uganda (2013) and ICAP in Paris, France (2014). He attended the Congress on Integrating traditional healing practices into Counselling Psychology, Psychotherapy and Psychiatry at the University of Kwazulu Natal in Durban, South Africa (2010).