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Dr. Quienton Nichols

Dr. Quienton Nichols

MSW Program Director, Associate Professor

Dr. Quienton Nichols is the MSW Program Director and an 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 School of Social Work in Atlanta, Georgia.  For more than two decades, he 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
  • Child welfare
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Spirituality
Publications
  • 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 4:8, pp 31- 37
  • Robinson-Dooley, V. &  Nichols, Q. (2016) Interprofessionalpractice 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. (August 8, 2013), 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. (January 2011)
  • Blake, B.J., Taylor, G.A., Nichols, Q., & Akers, T.A. (2008) 2009 - 2013 State ofGeorgia 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)