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Dr. Quienton Nichols

Dr. Quienton Nichols

Interim Associate Dean/Associate Professor

Dr. Quienton L. Nichols is the Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Work at Fayetteville State University.  He received both his Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degrees from the University of Georgia, School of Social Work in Athens, Georgia, and a Ph.D. in Social Work Administration, Planning and Social Science with a cognate in Counseling and Psychological Services from the Clark Atlanta University Whitney M. Young School of Social Work in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Nichols began his academic administration and leadership journey in 2006 - 2013 during his academic appointments at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw Georgia as Director of the Child Welfare Scholars Program, Clinical Faculty Practitioner and Director of Field Education.

For more than two decades, Dr. Nichols has worked in the field of social service delivery with experience working as a counselor at Central State Hospital, Medical Social Worker at Athens Regional Hospital, Claims Representative at the Social Security Administration, and Child Protection Investigator at the Department of Family and Children Services in metro Atlanta. 

Dr. Nichols has worked as a therapist for the Department of Juvenile Justice, Social Work PRN and private faith base practices as a Clinical Therapist with local counseling agencies in metro Atlanta.  His research interests include child welfare, HIV/AIDS education and Spirituality. He has authored a number of publications included two books that teach the infusion social work education and policy into practice; "Connecting Core Competencies: A workbook for Social Work Students (2010) and "Advancing Core competencies: Emphasizing Practice Behaviors and Outcomes (2012).  He teaches in both the MSW and undergraduate degree programs. His classes include Child Welfare Policy, Social Welfare Policy, and Crisis Intervention.

Education

  • PhD, Clark Atlanta University
  • MSW, University of Georgia
  • BSW, University of Georgia
Courses
  • SWRK 220     Introduction to Human Services
  • SWRK 480     Child Welfare Services
  • SWRK 510     Social Welfare Policy & Services                   
  • SWRK  520    Human Behavior & Social Environment        
  • SWRK 525     Human Behavior & Social Environment II
  • SWRK 605     Social Work Practice with Groups
  • SWRK 620     Social Work with Children & Adolescent
  • SWRK 635     Management of Human Service Organization  
Research Interests
  • Student Engagement/Success
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Faculty/student mentor/mentee relationships in higher education.
Publications

Nichols, Q. (2020). "A study of the quantitative assessment of the perception of youth HIV youth services".  Journal of Sociology and Social Work. December 2020, Volume 8, No, 12 pp 48 - 60. ISSN:2333-5807 (Print), 2333-5815 (Online). DOI: 1015640/jssw.v8n2a2 URL:  https://doi.org/10.15640/jssw.v8n2a2

Kennedy, D., Marquez, M., Nichols, Q., Corbin, D., & Dilday, C. (2018). "African American church social entrepreneurship as macro social work".  Journal of
Sociology and Social Work.
June 2018, Volume 6, No, 1, pp 7 - 11. ISSN:22-5807 (Print), 23-5818 (Online). DOI: 10.15640/jssw.v6n1a2 URL:  https://doi.org/101540/jssw.v6n1a2  

Nichols, Q. & Williams, M. (2017). "Military Families Coping with Death, Dying and Grief Issues."  Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, Vol 4, No 5.  

Nichols, Q. & Williams, M. (2016). "An Exploration of the Attitudes, Subjective-Norms & Knowledge (ASK) of Historical Black College and University (HBCU) Students' Intentions and Behaviors toward Sustainability".  International Journal of Innovative and Applied Research. Volume 4, Issue (8): 31- 37.  

Robinson-Dooley, V. & Nichols, Q. (2015). "Interdisciplinary practice in healthcare: Experiences of a faculty learning community."  Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30:4, 523-525, DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2016.1150259  

Williams, S. & Nichols, Q., Williams, N.  (2013) Public Child Welfare Worker's Perception of Efficacy Relative to Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge and  Skills. Children and Youth Services Review. Volume 35, Issue 10, October 2013,  Pages 1789-1793), 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.08.002  

Nichols, Q. (2012). Advancing Core Competencies:  Emphasizing Practice Behaviors and Outcomes. Boston:  Allyn & Bacon.  

Nichols, Q.  (2011). Connection core competencies:  A workbook for Social Work Students.  Boston: Allyn & Bacon. (December 2011)  

Williams, S., Nichols, Q., Kirk, A. and Wilson, T. (2011). Factors influencing workforce retention of public child welfare workers:  A view of northwest Georgia. Children and Youth Services Review. Volume 33, Issue 10, January 2011, Pages  157-160.  

Blake, B.J., Taylor, G.A., Nichols, Q., & Akers, T.A. (2008) 2009 - 2013 State of Georgia HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Plan. Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, HIV Section.  Atlanta, GA (pp. 1- 102).  

Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D., Nichols, Q., et.al. (2007). Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve HIV Positive Clients. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-27).  

Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D., Nichols, Q., et.al. (2007). Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve White Men Who Have Sex with men. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-28).  

Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D., Nichols, Q., et.al. (2007). Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve African American Men Who Have Sex with Men. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-27).  

Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D., Nichols, Q., et.al. (2007). Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve High Risk Heterosexual African American Women. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp1-28).  

Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D., Nichols, Q., et.al. (2007). Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve High-Risk African American men. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1- 28).  

Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D., Nichols, Q., et.al. (2007). Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve African American Men Who Use Injection Drugs. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp1-28).  

Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D., Nichols, Q., et.al. (2007). Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve Latino/Hispanic Clients. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-27). 

Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Nichols, Q., et.al. (2007). HIV/AIDS Resource Inventory. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-51).

Professional Memberships
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)
  • National Association of Black Social Workers, Atlanta, GA. (NABSW)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Athens, GA (NAACP)
  • 100 Black Men of Atlanta,  Norcross, GA.
  • National Association of Social Workers, Athens, GA. (NASW)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc., Athens, GA.
  • National Organization of Human Services (NOHS)
  • Society for Spirituality and Social Work (SSSW)