Mirian E. Ofonedu, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C received her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, and her doctoral degree in Psychology from Capella University.

Dr. Ofonedu is a psychologist and licensed clinical social worker specializing in service to children, youth, and families.  She is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Graduate School and Adjunct Faculty at the School of Social Work. She has been teaching graduate-level courses at the University of Maryland since 2012.  Dr. Ofonedu is the Director of Training at the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an Associate Faculty in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Ofonedu is a master trainer for ACT Raising Safe Kids, a program developed and coordinated by the American Psychological Association (APA). She served as Program Chair and Task Force and Diversity Activities Coordinator for the Society of Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37) of the American Psychological Association (APA). She serves as Chair for Division 37’s Diverse, Racial, Ethnic, and Multicultural Special Interest Group (DREAM SIG) and Division 37’s liaison to the APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology.


Expertise & Interests

  • Inclusive Practice
  • Mental Health Treatment Engagement and Service Delivery for the Underserved Population
  • Community-based Interventions

MSW, University of Marland School of Social Work
PhD, Capella University