Jocelyn Warren

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

Dr. Jocelyn Taliaferro Warren is a Professor of School of Social Work. She has been teaching face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses since 2003. Her teaching experience is in communities and organizations, advocacy, social work administration, leadership, and research methods at the graduate level. She has co-written books on research methods, teaching online, and teaching social policy using the HBO special The Wire. She has published articles on African American student achievement, social policy responses to urban problems, and nonprofit lobbying. Dr. Warren’s current research interests include teaching using contemporary television and Black women’s mental health. She is formerly the Principal Investigator for the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded Opioid Workforce Expansion Program at NC State University School of Social Work. Since 2003, Dr. Warren served the NC State School of Social Work as faculty but also held the administrative positions of Director of the Graduate Program (DGP), Director of Field Instruction, and Interim Associate Department Head.

Prior to her work in academia Dr. Warren has served social work and nonprofit organizations, serving in middle and senior management positions. Dr. Warren has been an active member on several nonprofit boards of directors in Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina.

Courses Taught

SOCW 6500 - SW Field Education I

SOCW 6510 - SW Field Education II


BA, University of Delaware

MSW, Howard University

PhD, University of Delaware

Public Service

Urban Affairs Association, Board Member -