College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Dr. Vanessa Robinson-Dooley received her BA in Political Science from Spelman College. She also holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Drake University, Masters (MSW) and Ph.D. in Social Work from The University of Georgia. She is Licensed Clinical Social Work in the state of Georgia.
Her direct practice (therapist) experience includes individual and family therapy, group work, and assessments. She has also worked in the area of domestic violence, program development, and community organizing. She is the founding Executive Director of the Agape Community Center, a community development organization dedicated to the provision of programs (youth, adult, and aging) and social services to target communities in Atlanta.
SOCW 6351 - Social Policy, Welfare, and Change
SOCW 6002 - Changing Lives
BA, Spelman College
MPA, Drake University
MSW, The University of Georgia
PhD, The University of Georgia
Awards / Honors
Faculty Fellowship, Kennesaw State University, 2015
Minority Fellowship Program/NIMH, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 2002
Teacher of the Year (Full-time, Part-time, Advance, The University of Georgia, 2005
Teacher of the Year (Graduate Program), Kennesaw State University, 2011
Teacher of the Year (Undergraduate program), Kennesaw State University, 2012
Robinson-Dooley, V., Nichols, Q. (2016). Interprofessional Practice in Healthcare: Experiences of a Faculty Learning Community. Journal of Interprofessional Care..
Robinson-Dooley, V., Wade-Berg, J. (2014). Invisible Voices: Factors Associated with the Subjective Well-Being of Aging African American Men. Educational Gerontology.
Robinson-Dooley, V., Kirk, A. (2015). Study Abroad: Essentials in Recruitment and Interdisciplinary Practice. Journal of Global Initiatives.
Robinson-Dooley, V., Knox-Betty, E. (2012). Women of Color and Human Trafficking: Hiding In Plain Sight. Chapter in Sex trafficking: A clinical guide for nurses. .
de Chesney, M., Robinson-Dooley, V. (2011). Advocacy of role providers, Chapter 2 in Mary de Chesney and Barbara A. Anderson, Caring for the vulnerable: Perspectives in nursing theory, practice, and research..
E. Mullen, Hopps, J., Lowe, T., Robinson-Dooley, V. (2010). Social Work Profession.