Alaba Apesin Assistant Professor of Business Administration



Ph.D University of Maryland Eastern Shore
M.B.A. Delaware State University
H.N.D. Yaba College of Technology


Areas of Expertise:
Organizational leadership
Student leadership development
Training and Development
Quality and Production Management
Quality, Occupational Health and Safety Auditing


Courses Taught:
Managerial Ethics and Ethical Issues in Business
Analytics in Operations


My research includes the study of the predictors of student leadership development, the relationship between students’ leadership practices and their learning outcomes, and the effect of faculty leadership behaviors on students’ non-cognitive learning outcomes. My objective is to continue investigating the variables that positively and significantly influence students’ leadership and their readiness for the workplace.

Awards & Recognition

Member of Beta Gamma Sigma
Member of International Leadership Association

Recent News

Alaba Apesin, assistant professor of business administration, helped all 17 members of her class who made the attempt to earn their professional Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2016 Core Certification in December.  Students enrolled in BU 190 Topics: Microsoft Excel, a two-credit elective course taught by Alaba, were given the option to sit for the exam at the end of the course. Alex Colletta, an employee in Information Technology and assistant lead on many programs, helped get the testing center set up this past fall as there was only one testing site option in the state, a distance away.  Saint Michael’s recently became one of only two Certiport Authorized Testing Centers in Vermont.
(posted January 2019) 

Alaba Apesin, assistant professor of business administration, was presented with the Distinguished Research Paper award for her research paper, “Effect of Instructor Transformational Leadership on Student Learning Behavior,” during the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) Conference in Charleston, SC, on July 11, 2017. The study provides an insight into the relationship between instructors’ transformational leadership behaviors and students’ motivation, positive attitude and participation.
(posted December 2017)