Dr Grace OreOluwa Olutayo holds the following qualifications: B. A., M. A., Ph. D in English from the University of Ibadan and P. G. D. E. from University of Ado-Ekiti. Her areas of specialisation include Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics and English as a Second Language.
Dr Grace Olutayo started her academic career at St. Andrew’s College of Education, Oyo (now, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education) in July, 2000 where she rose to the status of a Principal Lecturer, before joining Bowen University in February, 2013.
While in Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, she was trained by the British Council in Communicative Language Teaching Methods; and became a consultant and a facilitator to the British Council, training teachers in Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), in various states across Nigeria. She was part of the team that was sponsored by the British Council to Horn by School in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2012.
Dr Grace Olutayo held several administrative posts at Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo: Coordinator, Pre-NCE Programme, School of Languages from May, 2004 and February, 2008; Subject Coordinator (English), NCE Sandwich Programme, from July, 2008 to July, 2010; Head, Department of English from March, 2009 to December, 2010; Coordinator, Part-Time Degree Programme (English/French), July, 2010; Coordinator, Regular Degree Programme (English), from 2012 to 2013.
Furthermore, Dr Olutayo was an Associate Lecturer at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State from 2008 to 2011. Also, she worked at Lead City University, Ibadan on a sabbatical appointment from 2011 to 2012, where she served as Head, Department of English and Performing Arts; and got a merit award for outstanding performance.
Dr Olutayo became a member of staff of Bowen University, Iwo in February, 2013. She was the Coordinator, Use of English and Communication Skills from 2013 to 2014; Acting Head, Department of English, from 2014 to 2018; Deputy Dean, Faculty of Humanities in 2018/2019 session.Currently, she is the Acting Provost, College of Liberal Studies, at the university.
Dr Olutayo is a member of the English Studies Association of Nigeria and the National Financial Secretary of Pragmatics Association of Nigeria.
She is married with children; and has a calling to mentor youths and nurture them for the Lord, Jesus Christ.