I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. I am a Graduate faculty who teaches across the curriculum, including a variety of courses on the topics of child and family welfare, direct and indirect practice, human behavior and the social environment, interviewing and recording, self-awareness and professional development, school social work and social work practice with vulnerable populations ,where I utilizes the MindTap tools in two of my courses. I have taught abroad annually since 2009 and crossed international borders in my successful endeavors to culturally connect the U.S. and the Trinidad and Tobago child and family welfare systems. I entered into the academy full-time approximately 11 years ago after 21 years of social work practice and experience, as a Clinician and a Social Work Administrator with various components of the federal government, nationally and internationally. I obtained my Bachelor's in Sociology from Paine College—magna Cum laude, and my Master's in Social Work from the University of Georgia and Ph.D. in Social Work with a concentration in public health from Clark Atlanta University. I am the proud mother of an awesome 27-year-old son who is a Savannah State University graduate, presently fulfilling his career in radio and television in Des Moines, Iowa. I also enjoys teaching, listening to music, traveling, spending time with my family and reading.
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