Assistant Professor

Dr. Wanja Ogongi

Dr. Wanja Ogongi

Assistant Professor
Office: Stayer 310
Phone: 717-871-4044
Fax: 717-871-7941

Office Hours

T: 10:00-12:00
W: 10:30-12:00
R: 10:30-12:00
Comments: Other times by appointment

Additional Information

Born and raised in Kenya, Dr. Wanja Ogongi graduated from the University of Nairobi with her B.A, earned her MSW at West Chester University of PA and her PhD in Social Work at Widener University. She has practiced in the areas of International Human Rights (focus on women and children), Child Welfare, Refugees and Unaccompanied Minors, and Medical Social Work. In addition, she co-founded Ahadi Zetu Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to destitute children in Kenya. Her areas of teaching include HBSE, Social Work Practice and Social Science Research. Her areas of interest for research and presentation include child welfare in the US and globally, effects of social welfare policy, and issues affecting the African Diaspora in the United States.