Faculty and Staff Profiles

Jerry Watson
Asst Professor, Social Work
Email: Jerry.Watson@memphis.edu
Office Location: 234 Mccord

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, BA Program Director, Social Work - University of Memphis - August 2018 to present
  • Associate Professor, Social Work - Rust College - August 2015-July2018
  • Associate Professor, Social Work - Jackson State University - 2014-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Social Work - University of Mississippi - 2008-2014

Teaching Experience

  • Social Work Practice in Communities - University of Memphis
  • Ethics in Social Work Practice - Jackson State University
  • Social Work. Education: Issues and Practices - Jackson State University
  • Social Welfare Policy I. - Rust College
  • Social Welfare Policy II. - Rust College
  • Social Welfare Polcy - Rust College
  • Social Work Practice with Groups - Rust College
  • Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations - Rust College
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I. - Rust College
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment II. - Rust College
  • Social Science Research Methods - Rust College
  • Research Writing - University of Mississippi
  • Social Work Practice in Communities - University of Mississippi
  • Social Work Practice in Groups - University of Mississippi
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I. - University of Mississippi
  • Human Behavior and the. Social Environment II. - University of Mississippi
  • Psychology of Men - DePaul University
  • Multicultural issues in Psychology - DePaul University
  • Sociology of Community Organizations - DePaul. University
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families - Rust College
  • Social. Work Practice with Individuals and Families - University of Mississippi

Outreach

  • Reentry Support Group Development - Shelby County Office of Reentry - September 2019 to March 2020 - Volunteer
  • Reentry Support Group Development & Facilitation - Indomitable Families Affected by Incarceration - September 2019. to March 2020 (ongoing) - Volunteer
  • Community Relations Board - Dismas Charities Federal Community Corrections Center - 2018 to March 2020 (Ongoing) - Volunteer
  • Improving Reentry Services - Lifeline2Success - August 2018 to present - pro bono
Service
  •   - Curriculum Council - August 2018 to present
  • Center for the Advancement of Youth Development - LIFE Program - 2018 to 2020 (Ongoing)
Journal Articles
  • Dyson, Y., Brown,T., Rowley, A., Watson, J. Stevenson, A., Counts-Spriggs, M., & Smith- Bankhead, N. (In-review). The Impact of Family Involvement and Social Support on the Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes for Incarcerated Black Mothers at risk for HIV. The Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
Presentations
  • Watson, J. (2018). Self-Care for Street Outreach Workers. Metropolitan Peace Academy. Chicago, IL.
  • Watson, J., Harden, T. (2018). Cognitive behavioral Therapy in Street Outreach Work and Mentoring. Training for Trainers. Chicago, IL.
  • Watson, J., Dyson, Y., Farina, M., Kim, S. (2018). Crossroads: the Intersection of Interprofessional Education with Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Diversity. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, Florida.
  • AN INNOVATIVE URBAN PARTNERSHIP TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY VIOLENCE: A WORKING PAPER Watson, J., Harden, T., & Perry, V., (May 2019)