Kim Downing
Kim Downing

Kim  Downing

Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences (Social Work)
232  STEM Complex
Campus Box 851
Phone: (252) 335-3135
Fax: (252) 335-3843



Dr. Downing is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Social Work). She has been a member of the faculty for six years. Primarily, she teaches social work courses. Dr. Downing's cumulative work history includes over 24 years of experience as a social worker. This includes 24 years of providing direct services, 14 years in academia (6 years full-time faculty and 8 years adjunct faculty), 13 years as a consultant and trainer, and 7 years as an administrator. Also, her clinical experience includes conducting diagnostic/psychosocial assessments, and providing individual, marital, family, and group counseling.

Dissertation: “A Study of African American TANF Women’s Perceptions of the Well-being of Their Adolescent Children Since Gaining Employment”

PUBLICATION: Downing, K. (2010) Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Manuscript approved: “A Literature Review of the Experiences of African American and Caucasian TANF Women Transitioning from Welfare to Work.

Area of Expertise: Women's issues (with special attention to African American women).

State License and Certifications: 2009 The George Washington University, Washington, DC Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development

2000 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

1998 Academy of Certified Social Workers ACSW)


MSW, Norfolk State University (1993-1995)
PhD, Norfolk State University (2001-2007)