Sunday Fakunmoju

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Dr. Fakunmoju is a Contributing Faculty in the PhD/DSW social work programs. He joined social work profession in 1997 and began a teaching and research career in 2009. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker – LICSW in Washington, DC and Licensed Certified Social Worker (Clinical) – LCSW-C in Maryland since 2005. His practice experience in social work includes individual and group therapy in alcohol and substance abuse treatment and child protection practice.

Dr. Fakunmoju graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, where he completed his doctoral program in social work. He also is an alumnus of Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, New York. His research interests include parental, interpersonal, and peer violence and abuse across societies, adolescent and youth health and mental health, as well as child welfare/child maltreatment/child protection practice. His research trajectory entails the utilization of quantitative and qualitative research methods to (a) gain cross-cultural knowledge about the effects of violence on attitudes, behaviors, and psychosocial well-being, (b) determine the efficacy of intervention in preventing violence and treating its effects across societies, and (c) evaluate the efficacy of child welfare/child protection programs and practices.


PhD, University of Maryland School of Social Work

MS, University of Karlsruhe

MS, University of Lagos

BS, University of Lagos