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Dr. Beverly Edwards

Beverly Edwards Dr. Beverly Edwards, Ph.D, MSW
Assistant Professor

Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 213
Phone: 910-672-2432
Fax : 910-672-1755


Dr. Beverly Edwards received her Bachelors of Social Work degree from Jackson State University, Master of Social Work degree from the Ohio State University as well as a Doctoral degree from Clark Atlanta University.

Dr. Edwards' direct practice experience includes working with the elderly, adolescents, teenagers, the homeless, families, substance abusers, and single adult females with children and evaluating and assessing policies at the federal and state levels. Also her direct experience focused on providing services to children, youth and families in micro, mezzo, and macro settings.

Teaching Courses

SWRK 605: Special Topics: Groups

SWRK 620: Social Work Practice with Children & Adolescent


Insights and Practical Strategies for Health Research Among Haitian Immigrants:  Lessons Learned form the Miami-Dade Picuriste Study

Edwards, B., Guy-Walls, P., Jacinto, G., & Franklin, R. (2015). Findings of a Study Exploring Homeless Street Females in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Need  for Community Based Programs. International Journal of Gender and Women's Studies, 3(1), 42-50.

Edwards, B., & Addae, R. (2015). Ethical Decision-Making Models in Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Rural Practice: Implications for Social Work Practice  and Education. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, 12(1), 88-92. 

Rahill, G. J., De La Rosa, M., & Edwards, B. (2012). Insights and practical strategies for health research among Haitian immigrants:  Lessons learned from  the Miami-Dade picuriste study.   Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 10(1), 74-95.

Edwards, B. (2011).  Social work education and global issues:  Implications for social work practice. Journal of Education, 131(3), 580-587.  

Jacinto, G., & Edwards, B.  (2011). Therapeutic stages of forgiveness and self-forgiveness. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 21(4), 423-437.  

Turnage, B., Hong, Y. J., Stevenson, A. P., & Edwards, B. (2011). Social work students' perceptions of themselves and others:  Self-esteem, empathy, and forgiveness.  Journal of  Social Service Research, 37(5), 1-11. 

Research Interests

African American women's issues, particularly health disparities, people of color, homeslessness, HIV/AIDS, self-esteem issues, social work global issues and social work ethics.

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