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Dana Harmon

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Degree Program Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Dana K. Harmon’s field of study is Social Work. Her research interests include Black males and family functioning, marriage quality and commitment, spirituality and religiosity among Black Americans, and parental loss. Dr. Harmon has 22 years of direct service experience with couples, families, adults and children, and has co-led various court-ordered groups. She earned her Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, MSW from Loyola University Chicago, and BA in sociology from the University of Alabama. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and an SREB Graduate Scholar. She is contributing faculty at Walden in the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work.


BA, The University of Alabama

MSW, Loyola University Chicago

PhD, The University of Alabama


Harmon, D. K. (2017). Black males living in an antithetical police culture: Keys for their survival. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma.

Harmon, D. K., Perry, A. (2011). Fathers' unaccounted contributions: Paternal involvement and maternal stress. Families in Society.

Moore, S., Robinson, M., Adedoyin, C., Brooks, M., Harmon, D. K., Boamah, D. (2016). Hands Up - Don't Shoot: Police shooting of young Black males: Implications for social work and human services. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

Perry, A., Harmon, D. K., Leeper, J. (2012). Resident Black fathers' involvement: A comparative analysis of married and unwed, cohabiting fathers. Journal of Family Issues.