The Deputy Vice Chancellor – Dr. Deborah Omotsefe Odejimi


DEBORAH OMOTSEFE ODEJIMIDr. Deborah Omotsefe Odejimi is a full-time Professor and currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria. She graduated from University of Benin with BSc in Business Administration (1986) and MSc in Economics and Statistics (1994). In 2012, she got her PhD (Finance) from Igbinedion University, Okada.

Dr. Odejimi joined the service of Igbinedion University, Okada in November, 2001 as Lecturer II, haven spent 13 years lecturing in Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri. She rose through the ranks to become an Associate Professor in 2016. She was Head, Department of Economics and Development Studies for five years and Dean, College of Arts and Social Sciences for four years.

Dr. Odejimi has attended, chaired and presented papers in several academic conferences in Nigeria, Canada, UK, South Africa and the USA. She has published extensively both in local and international peer reviewed journals. She is a member of African Think Tank Network (ATTN), Nigerian Economic Society and the Nigerian Environmental Society. Dr. Odejimi is a four-time NESA award winner of ‘Best Lecturer of the Year’.

Dr. Odejimi loves travelling, music and reading medical journals which spurred her interest to acquiring a Nursing Assistant training in Maryland, USA.

She is married to Engr. L. O. Odejimi and blessed with children.

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