Deborah Omokehinde

Deborah Omokehinde

Part-time Faculty

(313) 577-4400

Deborah Omokehinde


Professor Omokehinde received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1996. Her areas of study were community organization, administration and evaluation and research. She entered The Union Institute as a doctoral candidate of Ecological Community Psychology in 1996. Her social work practice has included, substance abuse counseling, development, implementation and evaluation of substance abuse prevention programming targeting youth, community organizing, public policy advocacy, and providing executive level leadership in a variety of agencies and organizations.

Degrees and Certifications

  • MSW University of Michigan
  • BSW University of Detroit Mercy
  • Executive Leadership Michigan Public Health Institute

Teaching Interests

  • Community Organizing
  • Administration and Executive Leadership
  • Public Policy
  • Social Marketing

Areas of Expertise

  • Prevention program design, implementation and evaluation
  • Public Policy Advocacy
  • Strategic Planning and Community Organizing
  • Grant Writing/Proposal Development
  • Social Marketing

Courses Taught

  • SW 8770 Advanced Public Policy Analysis
  • SW 3710 Social Welfare and Social Work Profession
  • SW 7065 Foundation of Macro Practice
  • SW 7060 Methods of Social Work Practice
  • SW 8300 Policy Change and Social Action
  • SW 8991 Advanced Special Topics
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