COLLEGE: Arts and Social Sciences
DEPARTMENT: Economics and Development Studies
CURRENT POSITION: Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies & Research
TEL: +2348053311615, +2349066993501
Professor Deborah Omotsefe Odejimi is currently the Dean, Postgraduate School and Research. She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 2017-2021. She graduated from the University of Benin with BSc in Business Administration (1986), MSc in Economics and Statistics (1994) and PhD (Finance) 2012 from Igbinedion University, Okada.
Professor Odejimi joined the services of Igbinedion University in November 2001 as Lecturer II, haven spent 13 years lecturing in Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri. She rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2019. She was Head, Department of Economics and Development Studies for five years and Dean, College of Arts and Social Sciences for four years.
Professor 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 the African Think Tank Network (ATTN), Nigerian Economic Society and the Nigerian Environmental Society.
Prof. Odejimi has supervised many postgraduate students both at the Master and PhD levels. She has worked extensively on Micro-credits and women empowerment, gender inequality, the informal sector, financial inclusion and Economic development amongst others.
Professor Odejimi loves travelling, music and reading medical journals which spurred her interest in acquiring a Nursing Assistant training in Maryland, USA.