Faculty & Staff

School of Business and Entrepreneurship


Instructor, Entrepreneurship


M.Sc., Newcastle University (UK)

Fardeen teaches undergraduate courses in many areas of entrepreneurship and provides business coaching to women, youths, and small business owners from neighboring communities. Fardeen is a Fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and also a recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship beginning Fall 2017. Fardeen has also been a visiting researcher at Pan-Atlantic University's Enterprise Development Centre and has also worked in banking sector, previously.

Fardeen’s professional aim is to be among the world’s top thinkers on how entrepreneurship can best play a role in re-inventing societies of Sub-Saharan Africa through eliminating poverty and promoting freedom, prosperity and equal opportunity. Fardeen’s doctoral work focuses on examining how entrepreneurial action creates the changes that directly and through ripple effects transform our communities towards practical insights on how entrepreneurial development efforts can be manipulated to achieve targeted development results.


ENT 101: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENT 201: Entrepreneurship II
ENT 345: Entrepreneurial Innovation
Entrepreneurial Finance
Technology Entrepreneurship

Development, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship

  • The Yola Innovation Machine: Towards a Strategy for Students’- driven community development
  • Leveraging on ICTs to improve agricultural productivity in rural Adamawa State

Energy Institute

  • Fardeen Dodo (2017). Tomato Jos Adventure: Competition amidst Growing Pains. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies – In Press
  • Fardeen Dodo, Rajasekhara Mouly Potluri, Saratu Gazara (2017). Sustainable Entrepreneurship among Rural Women in Nigeria: An Assessment of Benefits; Journal of Distribution Science, South Korea – In press
  • Fardeen Dodo and Olurotimi Ogundijo (2015). Agricultural Development in Rural Nigeria: A Review of Approaches. African Journal of Sustainable Development (AJSD), Vol. 5, no. 1
  • Ferdinand Che, Fardeen Dodo, Babatunde Ogunleye, Jennifer Che, Rotimi Ogundijo, and Dabo Muhammadou (2014). ICTs as Enablers in the Adaptation of PGS: A Participatory System for Socio-Economic Empowerment of Rural Smallholder Farmers in Adamawa. 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems. Savannah, Georgia. August, 7-9, 2014.
  • Fardeen Dodo (2017) Tracing the Development Outcomes of Entrepreneurship: A Study of Agribusinesses funded through Africa’s Largest Entrepreneurship Competition.  Academy of International Business Conference. 17 – 19th August, 2016. Lagos, Nigeria
  • Fardeen Dodo, Charles Reith and John Leonard (2014). Industrial Ecology as an Approach for Sustainable Development in a West African Rural Economy.  5th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit, August 25-28, 2014, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Dodo, F., Leonard, J., and Reith, C. The Grand Alliance: A Framework for Eco-Industrial Resource Management. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Africa Materials Research Society. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. December, 8th to 13th, 2013.
  • Umar, S., Muhammed, H., Nasir, N., and Dodo, F. Analysis of Socioeconomic factors Influencing Saving among Rural Smallhoder Farmers in Gwaram LGA, Jigawa State, Nigeria. Proceedings of Abuja International Conference on Human and Social Sciences. Abuja, Nigeria. November, 25 to 28, 2013




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