See how students of the School of Social Work and Human Services are making a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

November 2013

Brian Feely, a Ph.D. in Human Services student, gave a poster presentation, “Single Black Custodial Fathers in Washington, D.C.,” at the National Organization for Human Services conference in Baltimore in October. Feely is a resource development specialist for the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency, where his work involves finding youths suitable placements in foster care, kinship care, teen parent programs, and pre-adoption homes.

October 2013

Ora Starks, a Ph.D. in Human Services student, was named the warden of the Bolivar County Regional Correction Facility in Cleveland, Miss., in August. In her new role, she plans to promote public safety, enhance the treatment for correctional facility’s population, and deter offenders from recidivism. She previously served as a correctional officer at the facility.

August 2013

Brian Feely, a Ph.D. in Human Services student, will present at the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) conference in October about black custodial fathers in Washington, D.C. He is a placement specialist at Child and Family Services Agency in Washington, D.C.

April 2013

Sha-Rhonda M. Davis, a Ph.D. in Human Services student, published Inspirational Thoughts on Being a Wife, Mother and a Woman (CreateSpace, 2013), a series of essays that address the emotional health and wellness of women. She runs a private practice, Empowered2Change Counseling Center, in Hiram, Ga.

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  • “I am the founder and CEO of It Takes a Village. We provide safe, interactive, and educational activities for children in Detroit. In Walden’s Ph.D. in Human Services program, I’m learning to develop effective programs and services for my organization.”

    Irena Glover
    Ph.D. in Human Services Student