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Dr. Beverly Edwards

Dr. Beverly Edwards

Assistant Professor

Dr. Edwards earned her PhD in Social Work Planning, Administration & Social Science from Clark Atlanta University, her MSW with a concentration in Clinical Social Work from The Ohio State University, and her BSW from Jackson State University. She has worked at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice with children and families, substance abuse intervention, and policy implementation and development.


  • PhD, Clark Atlanta University

  • MSW, The Ohio State University

  • BSW, Jackson State University


  • SWRK 605 02 Special Topics - Groups
  • SWRK 620 01 Social Work Practice with Children & Adolescents
  • SWRK 620 02 Social Work Practice with Children & Adolescents
  • SWRK 626 01 Substance Abuse Intervention
  • SWRK 540 01 Social Work Intervention with Individuals & Families
  • SWRK 635 02 Management of Human Service Organizations
  • SWRK 620 01 Social Work Practice with Children & Adolescents
  • SWRK 540 02 Social Work Intervention with Individuals & Families
  • SWRK 580 03 Social Work Field Instruction I
  • SWRK 410 01 Social Work Practice III
  • SWRK 570 03 Social Work Intervention with Groups, Communities, & Organizations
  • SWRK 585 02 Social Work Field Instruction II
  • SWRK 632 01 Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other
  • SWRK 625 44H Social Work Practice with Chemically Dependent Families
  • SWRK 230 02 Introduction to Social Work
  • SWRK 220 D2 Introduction to Human Services
  • SWRK 609 HB2 Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups
  • SWRK 662 46H Ethics in Social Work Practice
  • SWRK 629 D1 Advanced Social Work Practice in Concussion Support
  • SWRK 631 01 Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other: Biomedical Basis of Addiction
  • SWRK 445 INT Cultural Diversity
Research Interests

My research interests include social work ethics and rural practice, health disparities, and issues impacting people of color.


  • Edwards, B. (2018, June). The role of spirituality in fostering resilience in African American children: Implications for social work practice. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 25(2), 49-53. 

  • Edwards, B.  (2017, March). Field experiences in breast cancer research among African American women. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 4(6), 264-271. 

  • Edwards, B., Guy-Walls, P., Jacinto, G., & Franklin, R. (2015, June). 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, Spring). 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. 

  • Edwards, B. (2013). Exploring Homelessness through the Eyes of Five Females Living on the Streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Paper presented at the Arkansas National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference in Little Rock, AR.

  • Edwards, B., & Nichols, Q. (2015). Learning Styles of Students at HBCUs and PWIs. Co-presenter at the 10th Annual University of South Carolina Counseling Conference in Columbia, SC.

  • Edwards, B. (2015). Co-presenter at the Department of Social Work 2015 Ethics Conference in Fayetteville, NC.

  • Edwards, B. (2017). Clergy Perspectives on AIDS Caregiving. Paper presented at the Ethnographic & Qualitative 29th Annual Research Conference in Las Vegas, NV and served as moderator for the conference.

  • Edwards, B. (2018). Ethics and Rural Social Work Practice. Paper presented at the School of Social Work Ethics Workshop in April of 2018 in Fayetteville, NC.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

  • National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)

  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
Grants, Honors, and Awards

  • Participated and received Certificate of Completion in faculty development seminar on the Flipped Classroom 

  • Completed and received Certificate of Completion on several university trainings such as Social Engineering; Email & Messaging: Social Networks; Data Security; Working Remotely; Social Security Numbers; Federal PII Training

  • Completed and received Certificate of Completion on university trainings: Fixed Asset Training & Security Awareness Training