Faculty and Staff Profiles

Gregory Washington
Assoc Professor, Social Work
Email: gwshngt1@memphis.edu
Office Location:
Profile

  

Additional Information

  

Education
  • Ph.D. Social Work - Clark Atlanta University - 2003
  • MSW Social Work - Clark Atlanta University - 1999
  • MS Education - Chicago State University - 1995
  • BS Psychology - University of Illinois - 1982

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Social Work - University of Memphis - August 2011-Present
  • Assistant Professor, Social Work - The University of Memphis - August 2009-August 20011
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Social Work - The University of Memphis - January 2009-May 2009
  • Adjunct Professor, Social Work - University of Memphis - August 2008-December 2008
  • Associate Professor/Field Supervisor, Social Work - University of Tennessee Martin - August 2007-December 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Social Work - University of Tennessee Knoxville - August 2003-July 2007
  • Adjunct Professor, Social Work - Clark Atlanta University - July 2002-May 2003
  • Therapist,   - Inner Harbor Behavioral Healthcare Hospitals, Inc. - July 2001-June 2002
  • Director of Social Services,   - Childkind, Inc. - May 1998-June 2001
  • Volunteer Therapist /Intern,   - Postive Impact - June 1999-2003
  • Therapist,   - Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare Hospital - February 1998-May 1998
  • Administrator for Permanency Services,   - Centers for New Horizons - July 1997-February 1998
  • Therapist,   - The Youth Campus - May 1995-July 1997
  • Director of Foster Care and Family Based Services,   - The Youth Campus - December 1991-May 1995
  • Project Director,   - Habilitative Systems, Inc. - December 1991-August 1992
  • Manager of Program Development,   - Habilitative Systems, Inc. - September 1986-December 1991
  • Juvenile Justice Specialist,   - Treatment Alternatives to Street Crimes - August 1985-January 1986
  • Teacher,   - Chicago Public School System - September 1985-September 1986
  • Counselor,   - Pioneer Center - May 1982-August 1985
Honors/Awards
  • SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Award - UT Health Science Center - 2006-2007
  •   - National Institute of Drug Abuse Research Award - 2001
  • Fellowship Award - Council on Social Work Education - 2001-2003
  • Graduate Fellowship Award - University of Illinois - 1997
  • Graduate Scholarship Award - Chicago State University - 1995
  •   - National Collegiate Natural Sciences Award - 1994
  • PSI CHI - National Honor Society in Psychology - 1995

Teaching Experience

  • Fall 2002 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (G) - Clark Atlanta University
  • Spring 2003 Child Welfare (U) - Clark Atlanta University
  • Fall 2003 Clinical Group Work Practice (G) - University of Tennessee
  • Spring 2004 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (G) - University of Tennessee
  • Fall 2004 Clinical Group Work Practice (G) - University of Tennessee
  • Spring 2005 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (G) - University of Tennessee
  • Fall 2005 Clinical Group Work Practice (G) - University of Tennessee
  • Spring 2006 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (G) - University of Tennessee
  • Fall 2006 Clinical Group Social Work Practice (G) - University of Tennessee
  • Spring 2007 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (G) - University of Tennessee
  • Fall 2007 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (U)) - University of Tennessee
  • Fall 2007 Understanding Diversity and Oppressed Populations (U) - University of Tennessee
  • Fall 2007 Social Work Field Instruction (U) - University of Tennessee
  • Spring 2008 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (U) - University of Tennessee
  • Spring 2008 Understanding Human Behavior and Oppressed Populations (U) - University of Tennessee
  • Spring 2008 Social Work Field Instruction (U) - University of Tennessee
  • Fall 2008 Understanding Diversity and Oppressed Populations (U) - University of Tennessee
  • Fall 2008 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (U) - University of Tennessee
  • Fall 2008 Social Work Research and Evaluation (U) - University of Tennessee
  • Spring 2009 Social Work Practice II (U) - University of Memphis
  • Fall 2009 Models of Social Work Interventions Practice I (U) - University of Memphis
  • Fall 2009 Social Work Practice II (U) - University of Memphis
  • Spring 2010 Models of Social Work Interventions Practice I (U) - University of Memphis
  • Spring 2010 Social Work Practice II (U) - University of Memphis
  • Fall 2010 Social Work Practice II (U) - University of Memphis
  • Fall 2011 Indivduals and Families (G) - University of Memphis
  • Spring 2012 Communities Organizations and Groups (G) - University of Memphis
  • Fall 2012 Individuals and Families (G) - University of Memphis
  • Spring 2013 Communities, Organizations and Groups (G) - University of Memphis
  • Fall 2013 Individuals and Families (G) - University of Memphis

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work - Keland Nance - May 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work - Tyresse Golden - July 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work - Kenya Cook - May 2011
  • Master of Social Work - Leslie Lindsey - May 2013

Support

  • Evaluation of Just Care Family Network System of Care - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Funding thru TN Dept. Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities - $623,753 - 7/2011-9/2013
  • Evaluation of Memphis Ambassadors Program - City of Memphis - $226,700 - 6/2010-5/2011
  • Evaluation of Expanding Assets and Strengthening Initiative - Strengthening Communities Initiative Award - $6250 - 7/2011-12/2012
Service
  • The University of Memphis - MSW Admissions Committee - 2010-Present
  • The University of Memphis - MSW Planning Committee - 2009-Present
  • The University of Memphis - Senator - Faculty Senate - 2011-Present
  • The University of Memphis - MSW FAculty Search Committee - 2010-2011
  • The University of Memphis - Chair - Master of Social Work Admissions Committee -  
  • University of Tennessee Marrtin - Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice Grievance Committee - 2006-2008
  • Porter-Leath Children's Home - Board Member - 2008-2010
  • University of Tennessee Martin - Member - Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice Promotion Committee - 2006-2008
  • University of Tennessee Martin - Member - Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice Research/IRB Committee - 2006-2008
  • University of Tennessee Martin - Member - Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice Chair Search Committee - 2006-2008
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville - Member - College of Social Work Faculty Governance Committee - 2004-2006
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville - Member - College of Social Work Curriculum Innovation Committee - 2006-2007
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville - College of Social Work Diversity Committee - 2005-2006
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville - Faculty Advisor to College of Social Work Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers - 2004-2007
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville - Member - College of Social Work Faculty Search Committee - 2006-2007
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville - Faculty Member - Chancellor's Commission for Blacks - 2005-2006
  • Memphis Child Advocacy Center - Board Member - 2003-2007
  • State of Tennessee - Member - State of Tennessee's DCS Citizen's Review Panet - 2003-2007
  • Tennessee Joint Task Force - Member - Tennessee Joint Task Force on Children's Justice/Child Sexual Abuse - 2005-2007
  • Clark Atlanta University - Member - Coordinating Committee for CAU's School of Social Work and School of Education inaugural "African-American Men's Health Fair" - Fall 2003 - 2003
  • National Association of Black Social Workers - Vice President - Student Chapter - Spring 2001
Consulting
  • Clinical and Organization Consultant, LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation Ujima Family Wellness Center - 2004-Present
  • Reviewer, Centers for Disease control - 2005
  • Clinical Consultant, Stax Music Academy - 2004
  • Clinical Consultant, Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program - 2004
  • Trainer, Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children - 2002-2003
  • Organizational Consultant, Neighbor to Family - 2002-2003
  • Clinical Consultant, Family Values, Inc. - 2001-2003
  • Clinical Consultant, Childkind, Inc. - 2001-2003
  • Prgram Consultant, Project Brotherhood - A Black Men's Clinic - 2000-2003
  • Program Consultant, Hamilton Life Institute - 1998-1999
  • Program Consultant, Centers for New Horizons - 1999
  • Program Consultant, The Ounce of Prevention Fund - 1998
  • Organization Consultant, The International Children Center - 1996-1997
  • Organization Consultant, Human Resources Development Institute - 1996
  • Program Consultant, Chicago Department of Public Health - 1996-1997
  • Organization Consultant, Human Enrichment Development Association - 1996
  • Clinical Consultant, John C. Stokes, M.S.W., P.C. - 1995
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Watson, J., Washington, G. & Walker, S. (2009). Mississippi in Action: Jackson, MS: Jackson State University Press. 
  • Book Chapters in Print
  • Washington, G., Watts, R. & Watson, J. (2008). Manhood Seekers Camp: A Proposal for a Culturally-Centered Camp Intervention. In Ellis, R.A. (Ed.), Best Practices in REsidential Treatment. Routledge Press.
  • Washington, G. & Barnes, B.H. (2007). Suicide and Young African-American Males. In Logan, M.L: Denby, R. & Gibson, P. (Eds.), Mental Health in the African-American community. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
  • Jones, J, Washington, G. & Steppe, S. (2007). The Role of Supervisors in Developing Clinical Decision-Skills in Child Protective Services. in Jones, J.L. & Sundet, P. (Eds.). Developing an empirically based practice initiative: A Case Study in CPS Supervision. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
  • Washington, G. & Teagure, K. (2008). "Young African American Male Suicide Prevention and Spirituality". In Bride, B. & Mac Master, S. (Eds.). Stress, Trauma, and Substance Use. Routledge Press.
Journal Articles
  • Watson, J., Harden, T., & Washington, G. (2013). “Themes or Topics in Rites of Passages Curriculum”. Black Child Journal, Special Edition: Rites of Passages Foundations & Practices.
  • Washington, G. & Johnson, T. (2012). Positive Manhood Development: A Look at Approaches and Concerns from the Frontline”. Human Behavior and in the Social Environment.
  •  Washington, G., Watts, R.J. & Watson, J. (2008). "Manhood Seekers Camp: A Proposal for a Culturally-Centered Camp Intervention". Journal of Adolescent and Child Residential Treatment.
  •  Neely-Barnes, S.L., Graff, J.C., & Washington, G. (2009). The health related quality of life of custodial grandparents. Health & Social Work.
  • Jones, G.L., Steppe, S. & Washington, G. (2007). "The Role of Supervisors in Developing Clinical Decision-Making Skills in Child Protective Services (CPS)". Evidence Base Social Work Practice Journal
  • Washington, G., Johnson, T., Jones, J. & Langs, S. (2007). "African-American Boys in Relative Care: A Culturally Centered Group Mentoring Approach". Journal of Social Work in Groups.
  • Washington, G., Sullivan, M. & Washington, E. T. (2006). "TANF Policy: Past, Present and Future". Journal of Health and Social Policy.
  • Washington, G. & Teague, K. (2005). "Young African American Male Suicide Prevention and Spirituality". Stress, Trauma and Crisis.
  • Washington, G. (2005). "Young African-American Males and Culturally-Centered Prevention Recommendations for Program Design". Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
  • Peer Reviewed Journal Articles in Press
  • Washington, G., Caldwell, L. and Lindsey, L. (In Press). “An Investigation of African American Perspectives on Mentoring: Cultural Paradigms for Enhancing the Mentoring of African American Male Youth.  Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment.
  • Manuscripts Currently Under Peer Review
  • Washington, G., Mac Master, S. & Davis, C. (Under Review). "HIV?AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes Among Undergraduate College Students" (Health & Social Work).
  • Jones, J. & Washington, G. (In Development). "Mentoring Approaches in Child Welfare to Promote Evidence Based Practice."
Presentations
  • Suicide and the Black Church Conference 2013. Presenter. “Identifying Volatility in the Family: Youth at Risk”, June, 2013.
  • Memphis City Schools Assuring Safe Futures for Our Children Conference. Presenter. “Promoting the Healthy Development of Youth”, April, 2013.
  • University of Memphis Social Work Symposium Presenter. " HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Attitude Differences among Undergraduate College Students in Memphis", October 2012.
  • Council on Social Work Education. Presenter. “Youth-Guided Empowerment Evaluation Camp (YGEEC): Innovative Community-Based Participatory Research”, October, 2012.
  • Council on Social Work Education. Presenter."Promoting African-American Male Manhood Development", October, 2011.
  • National Association of Black Social Workers. Presenter."African American Communities and Higher Education Partnerships", April, 2011.
  • National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference. Presenter. “Maximizing Your Ph.D. Inside and Outside the Academy”, April, 2011.
  • Council on Social Work Education. Presenter. "Improving Health-Related Quality of Life of Custodial Grandparents and Foster Parent", October, 2010.
  • Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Care Association Conference. Presenter. "Utilizing Culture as a Therapeutic Resource to Promote the Healthy Development of Youth", September, 2010. 
  • National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference. Presenter. "Maximizing Your Ph.D. Inside and Outside the Academy", April, 2010.
  • National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference. Presenter. "Research Collaboration, Networking, Mentorship for PhDs and PhD Students", April, 2010.
  • Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Care Association Conference. Presentor. "Using Your Strengths to Help Children Succeed", March, 2010.
  • National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference. Presenter. "Maximizing Your Ph.D. Inside and Outside the Academy", April, 2008.
  • Mississippi Valley State Social Work Education Conference. "Social Workers and Therapeutic Group Mentoring for Boys". April, 2008.
  • University of Memphis College of Education New Teacher Center Regional Training. Presenter. "Pyramid Mentoring: Multigenerational Mentoring of African-American Boys", March, 2008.
  • Society of Social Work and Research. Presenter. "Assessng the Mental and Physical Health of Custodial Grandparents", January, 2008.
  • CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Presenter. "Career Seeking for Faculty of Color", October, 2007.
  • National Association of Mental Illness African-American Mental Health Summit. Presenter. "Cultural Competency Equals Self-Awareness", July 2007.
  • Summit on Child Welfare Supervision. Presenter. "Mentoring CPS Supervisore: A Nuturing Approach to Community Development". September, 2006. 
  • CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Presenter. "Mentoring Approaches in Child Welfare to Promote Evidence Based Practice", February, 2006.
  • University of Tennessee College of Social Work/Volunteer Memphis Mid-South Mentoring Conference. Presenter. "Mentoring to Preserve Community Assets", October, 2005.
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Black Student Government Association. Presenter. "Health Disparities and African-American Males", February, 2005.
  • Volunteer Memphis. Presenter. "Rites of Passage Programs and Mentoring Black Boys", January, 2005.
  • Society of Social Work and Research. Presenter. "Exploration of Afrocentric Values, Ethnic Identity and Drug Attitudes of African-American Male Youth", January, 2005.
  • Council Social Work Education. Presenter. "Evaluation of Relative Foster Care Culturally Centered Group Mentoring", February, 2005.
  • American Evaluation Association. Presenter. "Evaluating Culturally Centered Group Mentoring for Black Boys", November, 2004.
  • National Institute of Health. Presenter. "Culturally Centered Suicide Prevention for Youth", September, 2004.
  • Clark Atlanta University. Presenter. "Overcoming Mis-education: The Gaps and Opportunities for Evaluation in the Social Work Curriculum", November, 2004.
  • University of Tennessee College of Preventive Medicine/Center for Health Disparities. Presenter. "Culturally-Centered Implications for Social Work Practice", November, 2002.
  • American Evaluation Association. Presenter. "Young African-American Males and Juvenile Justice: Culturally Centered Implications for Social Work Practice", November, 2002.
  • Georgia State University, Psychology Department. Presenter. "African-Centered Mental Health Interventions: Case Examples", July, 2002.
  • Clark Atlanta University Department of Education. Presenter. "Action Research Components", July, 2002.
  • Clark Atlanta University Department of Education. Presenter. "Basic Research Components", March 2002.
  • Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children Conference. Presenter. "Supporting Medically Fragile Foster Care Providers", April, 2000.
  • National Institute for Alternative Care Professionals Conference. Presenter. "Group Therapy for African-American Male Foster Children", January, 1996.
  • Westside Holistic Institute. Presenter. "Behavior Modification and Children with Special Needs", November, 1995.
  • Danville Public School System. Presenter. "Substance Abuse Prevention and Adolescents", September, 1984.