Rene Pogue

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

Dr. Pogue received B.A. and M.S.W. degrees from The University of Alabama. She was awarded a PhD in Education Leadership, Research and Counseling from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Pogue’s practice experience has primarily been in a forensic secure mental health facility and community-based counseling settings. In these settings she provided evaluative and mental health services in secure medical and out-patient settings. The special populations with whom she worked include persons with mental illness caught up in the criminal justice system, domestic violence offenders, and crime and trauma victims.

Her community-based practice was working with individuals, families and groups of adults and children. With more than 25 years teaching experience, Dr. Pogue joined the Walden University faculty in 2019. Her past teaching experience is primarily with graduate students practice and policy courses.

Her record of scholarship endures in the areas of work with families and children, primary and secondary trauma, as well as education theory and methods. Dr. Pogue has been a popular speaker and presenter to community, national, and international groups. She is past recipient of the West Alabama NASW Social Worker of the Year and the State of Alabama NASW Chapter Social Worker of the year. She was a two-time recipient of the Social Work Outstanding Instructor Award presented by Alpha Delta Mu Louisiana State University School of Social Work student honorary society.


PhD, Louisiana State University

MSW, The University of Alabama

BA, The University of Alabama