Barbara Dicks, Ph.D.

Barbara Dicks, Ph.D., is a Professor of Casework and Coordinator of the MSW/MPH Dual Degree Program focused area of study. Barbara teaches courses in casework, micro foundation theory and practice, health and mental health, and aids related services and social work practice. Her areas of specialization include HIV/AIDS curriculum development, international social work, faith-based social work practice, and health ministries. Dr. Dicks is also Co-editor of the Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children and Youth


Post doctorate – Kellogg Foundation Mental Health Leadership Training for Minority Women, 1998
Ph .D. – University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work 1984
M.P.H. – University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 1983
M.S.W. – Wayne State University School of Social Work, 1973
B.S. – Bennett College, Home Economics, 1969

Research Interests

HIV/AIDS Prevention/Training
Women and Minority Health Across the Lifespan
Faith Based Social Work Practice

Research and Scholarship Links

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Phone: (860) 570-9151
Room: 335 SSWB