Dr. Lakeita Arrington-Judkins

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Dr. Lakeita Arrington-Judkins, affectionally known as Dr. J, stands as a beacon of inspiration, embodying a commitment to education, community service, and mental health advocacy. . Dr. Judkins involvement in social change consist of combining case management, social services, and specialized mental health assistance, while addressing the multifaceted needs of non-profits, empowering them to fulfill their missions with greater efficacy. Dr. Judkins has found that providing such support has led to tangible improvements in the efficiency and sustainability of the non-profit sector, resulting in lasting positive outcomes for countless individuals and communities.
Dr. Judkins utilizes her expertise to drive positive change. Her academic journey includes a Doctoral degree in Social Work from Walden University, specializing in Addictions; a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California, specializing in Military Families; and a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Auburn University.
Dr. Judkins demonstrates unwavering dedication in her current role as a Crisis Responder assisting military families and civilians throughout the world. Her responsibilities encompass implementing suicide and mental health crisis prevention strategies, conducting assessments, and providing essential support to veterans and their families.


DSW, Walden University

MSW, University of Southern California

BSW, Auburn University

Public Service

Girls Inc., Board Member -

Urban League of the River Valley, Board Member -

Junior League of Columbus, Member -

Piedmont Regional Auxiliary, Board of Directors -


Arrington-Judkins, L. (2021). Burnout Among Child Protective Services Social Workers in Georgia.