Return to the Fayetteville State University Home Page

School of Social Work

FSU HomeSWFaculty and StaffAnnie McCullough Chavis

Dr. Annie McCullough Chavis


Dr. Annie McCullough Chavis
Professor of Social Work

Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 203
Phone: 910-672-1852
Fax : 910-672-1755


Annie McCullough Chavis is a Professor in the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Social Studies with honors (Cum Laude) from Fayetteville State University (1970) and the master of social work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Social Work (1987). She was honored as the recipient of the Annie Kizer Bost Social Work Award. She received her Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership from Fayetteville State University in 2002. She was selected as the Teacher of the Year for the Department of Social Sciences in 2003 and the Teacher of the Year for the Department of Social Work in 2004.  

Teaching Courses

SWRK 220 - Introduction to Human Services
SWRK 230 - Introduction to Social Work
SWRK 330 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
SWRK 400 - Interviewing Skills
SWRK 410 - Social Work Practice
SWRK 425 - Social Work with Families
SWRK 450 - Field Practicum
SWRK 580 - Social Work Field Instruction I
SWRK 585 - Social Work Field Instruction II
SWRK 516 - Social Work Practice with Black Families
SWRK 606 -Social Work Practice Seminar
SWRK 610 -Social Work Practice with Families
SWRK 650 -Social Work Field Instruction III
SWRK 655 -Social Work Field Instruction IV

Research Interest

Genograms and Assessment in Family Social Work Practice
Foster Care and African American Families
Culturally Competent Social Work Practice
Intergenerational Social Work Practice
Multicultural Education in Public Schools
Student Mentoring and Partnership Programs
Cultural Diversity & Multicultural Social Work Practice
Assessment and Intervention with African American Families
Health Care Disparities
Dropout Prevention and At Risk Populations


Garrett, A.; Chavis, McCullough, A., & Garrett, N. C. (2016). The Quest: Stories of Remarkable Scholarship and Service. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Centennial Scholarship Anthology. Washington, DC

Teasley, M., Canifield, J., Archuleta, A., Crutchfield, J., & McCullough Chavis, A. (2012). Percieved Barriers and Facilitators to School Social Work Practice: A Mixed-Methods Study. Children & Schools: A Journal of the National Association of Social Workers, 34(2), 91-103.

McCullough Chavis, A., (2011). Social Learning Theory and Behavioral Therapy: Considering Human Behaviors within the Social and Cultural Context of Individuals and Families. Social Work in Public Health, 26:471-481.

Harvey, A. R., Johnson, O. J., McCullough-Chavis, A., & Carter, T. M. (2010). Evidence Based Practice. R. L. Thompson, T. P. Gullotta, & R. L. Crowel (Eds.), Handbook of African American Health (pp. 121-159). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Chavis, A. M., & Waites, C. (2008). Genograms with African American families: Considering cultural context. In C. Waites (Ed.). Social work practice with African American families. Routledge/Falmer: London and New York.

Harvey, A. R., Chavis A., Littlefield, M. B., Alex D. Phillips, A.D., & Cooper J. D (2007). A culturally competent family empowerment model for African Americans Parents. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 80, 70-87.

Odiah, C., Chavis, A., & Brown, T. (2005). Critical process in mentoring: A theoretical Perspective. Interdisciplinary Social Work Journal, 1(1), 26-37.

Chavis, A. & Waites, C. (2004). Genograms with African American families: Considering cultural context. Journal of Family Social Work. 8 (2) 1-19.

McCullough-Chavis, A. (2004).  Mentoring elementary students: A partnership program of tutoring, caring and sharing. The Mentor: Journal of Mentoring and Field Experience in Higher Education, 1 (2) 50-58.

McCullough-Chavis, A. (2004). Genograms and African American families: Exploring strengths of spirituality, religion and extended family network. Michigan Family Review, 9 (2).

Garrett, A., & Chavis, A.  (1994).  Reclaiming the vision of African American educators before Desegregation:  African American teacher speak. Proceedings of the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators and South Carolina Association of Colleges Teacher Education, 72-77.


March 2016. "The Pivotal and Global Influence of the Military on Social Work Education at a HBCU." Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists 81st Annual Conference, Jackson MS.

March 2016. "Genogram Analysis and Intergenerational Issues of Skin Color with    African American Families." National Association of Black Social Workers 48th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Professional Affiliations

Council on Social Work Education
National Association of Social Workers
Academy of Certified Social Workers
National Association of Black Social Workers
North Carolina Sociological Association
North Carolina Certification Board-Certified Master Social Worker
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction School Social Worker
Alpha Kappa Delta

A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina