The Deputy Vice Chancellor – Professor Deborah Omotsefe Odejimi



Professor Deborah Omotsefe Odejimi is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria. She graduated from the 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.

Professor 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 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. Professor Odejimi is a four-time NESA award winner of ‘Best Lecturer of the Year’.

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 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.

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

She can be contacted at  [email protected], [email protected]

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