Kim Downing

Kim  Downing

Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences (Social Work)
232  Pharmacy Building
Campus Box 851
Phone: (252)335-3135
Fax: (252)335-3843
E-mail: ksdowning@ecsu.edu

 

Bio

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)

Degrees

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