Sowitza Johnson

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

Dr. Sowitza Johnson is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Mississippi Valley State University (her alma mater). Prior to her position at MVSU Department of Social Work, she worked at Delta State University-Department of Social Work as an Instructor. In addition, she has over 20+ years of experience working in various settings of social work. She has been employed with Alliance Behavior Health Center (Meridian, MS), Life Help Mental Health Center (Greenwood, MS), Youth Villages-MYPAC Program (Jackson, MS) and consulted with local public-school districts as a Positive Behavioral Intervention Specialist.

Dr. Johnson has made local, state and national presentations for many professional social work groups, most recently on Homeless Families with Children. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker, dedicated to educating students on community-based social work.

currently, Dr. Johnson is a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University.


DSW, University of Alabama

MSW, Mississippi Valley State University

MS, Mississippi Valley State University

BSW, Mississippi Valley State University