Dr. Dorrance Kennedy received his Bachelor degree from Hampton University. Dr. Kennedy also received his Master of Social Work degree from Southern University, and a Doctorate of Education degree from Fayetteville State University.
Dr. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor/ Assistant Field Director in the School of Social Work. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who was employed for several years as a public school social worker in Louisiana, Illinois, and Missouri. Dr. Kennedy has completed training at the United Way Multicultural Leadership Program and the Institute for Community Leadership. He is a former board member of the Fayetteville Family Life Center and the African American Advisory Committee of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Dr. Kennedy is a member of the NAACP, the Urban League, North American Association of Christians in Social Work, and the National Association of Black Social Workers.
- EdD, Fayetteville State University
- MSW, Southern University
- BS, Hampton University
- SWRK 220 Introduction to Human Services
- SWRK 230 Introduction to Social Work
- SWRK 340 Social Welfare Policy I: Social Welfare History
- SWRK 350 Social Welfare Policy II: Policy Analysis and Evaluation
- SWRK 425 Social Work with Families
- Social Work and Spirituality
- Community Organization
- Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
- Macro Practice
- Kennedy, D. and Wilson-Jones, L. (2017) "Undergraduate African American Males' Narratives on the Personal Factors Influencing Retention in the Social Sciences," Journal of Research Initiatives: Vol. 3 : No. 1 , Article 8.
- Kennedy, D., Corbin , D. , Dilday, C., Marquez, M., and Nichols, Q. (2018) "African American Church Social Entrepreneurship as Macro Social Work, " Journal of Sociology and Social Work: Vol. 6: No.1
- "Pan Africanism and Nkrumah" Fayetteville State University School of Social Work Faculty Lecture Series, Fayetteville, NC, February 2018
- "Carter G. Woodson, HBCUs, and Social Work Education" National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference, Washington DC, April 2017
- The Urban League
- North American Association of Christians in Social Work
- National Association of Black Social Workers