April Johnson Dumas

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. April Johnson Dumas is a Contributing Faculty Member for Walden University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her educational foundation extends across disciplines to include a BS in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, a Master’s degree in Social Work, and a Doctorate in Behavioral Health. As well, Dr. Johnson Dumas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has taught both BSW and MSW students and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. In addition to educating others, Dr. Johnson Dumas has an Advanced Certification in Forensic Social Work and her expertise has been featured on the cable television network TV One, where she provides her clinical insight concerning the psychological state of those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Her diverse professional background, which began in 2007, ranges from working with adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses to youth dealing with emotional and conduct disorders. Currently, Dr. Johnson Dumas’ research interest and work have shifted to helping those with co-occurring behavioral and physical health conditions in integrative health care. Her work in this area has been published in Social Work Advocates Magazine and presented through continuing education trainings for the National Association of Social Workers.


DBH (Doctor of Behavioral Health), Arizona State University

MSW, Southern University at New Orleans