Vanessa Robinson-dooley

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
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.

Courses Taught

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.