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Dr. Dorrance Kennedy


Dr. Dorrance Kennedy
Assistant Professor /Assistant Director of Field Education

Office: Lauretta J. Taylor Building, Room 211
Phone: 910-672-2549
Fax: 910-672-1755


Ed.D., Fayetteville State University                                                          

MSW, Southern University

BS, Hampton University

Dorrance Kennedy, MSW, LCSW, previous Assistant Professor of Social Work at Shaw University, is the Assistant Director of Field Education at Fayetteville State University. He received his undergraduate degree from Hampton University in Virginia and Master of Social Work degree from Southern University in New Orleans. Dr. Kennedy’s professional experience focuses on school social work. He was a public school social worker in Louisiana, Missouri and Illinois. He has also served as a Rites of Passage trainer for teenage youth. Dr. Kennedy, previously a member of the Board of Directors Fayetteville Family Life Center, is currently a member of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work and the NAACP.

Teaching Courses

SWRK 220 -Intro to Human Svc
SWRK 230 -Intro to Social Work
SWRK 330 -Hum Beh & the Soc. Environ
SWRK 340 -Social Welfare Policy & Svc.
SWRK 410 -Social Work Practice

Research Interest

Social Work and Spirituality
Community Organization
Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
Macro Practice


Brown, T.M., Marquez, M., Perkins, G., Kennedy, D. The Value of a Social Work Degree: Public Social Service Agency Directors' Views, Journal of Sociology an Social Work, December 2015, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 1-6.

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