Faculty and Staff Profiles

Jerry Watson
Asst Professor, Social Work
Email: Jerry.Watson@memphis.edu
Office Location: 234 Mccord
Education
  • PhD Urban Higher Education - Jackson State University - 2006
  • Master of Business Administration Management & Marketing - Dominican University - 2003
  • Master of Social Work Communities and Organizations - University of Illinois Chicago - 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts Human Services Administration - Northeastern Illinois University - 1993

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, Director of Graduate Social Work Programs, Social Work - Jackson State University - 2014-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Social Work - University of Mississippi - 2008-2014
  • Assistant Vice President, Economic Development & Local Governmental Affairs - Jackson State University - 2003-2007
  • Director of Community Partnerships, Egan Urban Center - DePaul University - 1997-2003
  • Adjunct , Sociology - DePaul University - 2000-2003
  • Adjunct, Psychology - DePaul University - 1999-2003
  • Adjunct, Community Programs - Aurora University - 1998-2000
Honors/Awards
  • "28 Days Of Excellence" Recipient - University of Illinois, Chicago - 2022
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society - University of Memphis - 2020
  • Community Appreciation Award - Youth The Care (YTC) - 2011
  • Distinguished and Meritorious Service - Jackson State University - 2015
  • Community Leadership Award - Northeastern Illinois University - 2017
  • Dedicated Services and Hard Work - Rust College - 2018
  • Social Work Leadership Award - Mississippi Child Welfare Association - 2019

Teaching Experience

  • Social Work Practice in Communities M50 (Global) - University of Memphis
  • 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
  • Introduction to Social Welfare - Rust College
  • Social Welfare Policy - Rust College
  • Social Health Issues for the Elderly - Rust College
  • Generalist Practice I. - Rust College
  • Generalist Practice II. - 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
  • Group Work in Communities - Aurora University
  • Community Organizing - Aurora University

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • DSW - Saja B. Mboje - 2024
  • MS - Kiersten Hawes - 2022
  • PhD - Vanessa Perry-DeReef - 2023
  • PhD - Susan Robinson - 2023
  • PhD - Kenya Anderson - 2025-2026
  • MSW - Darryl Blue - 2021
  • BA - Billy Deal - 2023
  • BSW - LaCheralyn Jrffries - 2022
  • PhD - Chico Tillman - 2021
  • BA - Kobe Williams - 2021
  • PhD - T. L. Chandler - 2017
  • PhD - Linda Pendleton - 2017
  • MSW - Chad Golden - 2015
  • MSW - Gerald Richardson - 2018
  • BA Sociology - Ira Gates - 2019

Creative Activities

  • Black Fathers and their Children-Men Healing Men and Their Children - April 2022 - Ongoing - Memphis, TN - Volunteer
  • Watson, J., & Perry-Dereef, V. Communities Partnering for Peace. Participant Manual. - 2022 - Chicago - Communities Partnering for Peace
  • Watson, J., Harden, T., Perry-Dereef, V., & Treese, E. Community Police Training Academy: Training for Trainers Manual. - 2021 - Chicago - Communities Partnering for Peace
  • Watson, J., Harden, T., Perry-Dereef, V., & Treese, E. Community Police Training Academy Participant Manual. - 2019 - Chicago - Communities Partnering for Peace
  • Harden, T., Watson, J., Perry-Dereef, V., & Treese, E. Community Police Training Academy Curriculum. - 2019 - Chicago - Communities Partnering for Peace
  • Harden, T., & Watson, J. Creating Real Economic Destiny: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Prevent Violence, Curriculum Manual. - 2018 - Chicago - Communities Partnering for Peace
  • Harden, T., Watson, J., & Perry-Dereef, V. (2017). Communities Partnering For Peace, Violence Prevention Outreach Worker Curriculum. - 2017 - Chicago - Communities Paartnering for Peace

Support

  • Violence Research Grant - Shelby County - $35,000 - 2022
  • Students Teaching the Elderly Technology Skills - Council on Independent Colleges - $16,000 - 2017
  • Child Advocacy Services Training - Child Advocacy Services - $1,000 - 2017
  • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment - Hilton Foundation - $10,000 - 2015-2017
  • Evaluation of an Evidence-based Juvenile Delinquency Intervention - Juvenile Intervention through Faith-based Follow-up - $20,000 - 2013-2015

Outreach

  • Black Fathers and Their children - Men Healing Men and Communities - 4/2022 - Ongoing - None
  • Memphis Memorial Committee Honoring Ida B. Wells - Public, Educators, Students - 2022 - City of Memphis
  • 360, Inc. - Youth & Families - 2021 - Pro Bono
  • Consortium of Social Science Associations - Social Policy Advocates - 2019-2021 - University of Memphis
  • 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 Advisory Board - Federal Community Corrections Center Dismas Charities - 2018 to Current (Ongoing) - Volunteer
  • Improving Reentry Services - Lifeline2Success - August 2018 to present - pro bono
  • Rural Mental Health Clinic for Youth Start-Up Support - 360 Inc. - 2021 - Volunteer
  • Start Up Support for Mental Health/Substance Use Clinic - The Wellness Clinic - 2021 - Volunteer
  • Food Pantry Distribution Drive, - Community Residents - 2016 - City of Holly Springs, MS
  • Men Healing Men & Communities - Men, Boys & Families - 2017-2022 - University of Memphis
  • Ujima Family Wellness Center Co-Director - Soulsville & South Memphis Community Residents - 2003-2014 - LeMoyne Owen College CDC
  • Hattiesburg Disaster Response, Hattiesburg, MS. (2013) - Red Cross, FEMA, YMCA, & U. of Mississippi Social Work - 2013 - Volunteer
  • Olive Branch Family YMCA Board of Directors - Local Business Leaders - 2008-2012 - Volunteer
  • Healing Hearts Supply Drive - Social Work & Faculty Students - 2013-2014 - Volunteer
Service
  • University of Memphis - Graduate Student Research Forum - Reviewer - Spring 2022
  • University of Memphis - African American Male Academy-Affiliate - 2022
  • Manuscript Reviewer - Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping - 2017-2022
  • University of Memphis - Coalition of Black Social Workers - Consultant - 2021
  • University of Memphis - Health Equity Academic Achievement Workgroup - 2020-2021
  • University of Memphis - Faculty Search Committee - 2020
  • University of Memphis - Community Engaged Scholarship Summer Series - 2020
  • University of Memphis - Men Healing Men and Communities - 2018-2021
  • University of Memphis - Center for the Advancement of Youth Development - 2018-2021
  • University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences - Undergraduate Curriculum Council - August 2018 to Fall 2022
  • Center for the Advancement of Youth Development - LIFE Program - 2018 to 2020 (Ongoing)
  • University of Memphis - Faculty Senate - 2018 - 2020
Consulting
  • Community Police Training Academy - 2019-2022
  • Metropolitan Peace Academy Chicago, IL - 2018-2021
  • Communities Partnering for Peace - 2017-2018
  • Lifelong Initiative for Family Empowerment - 2018
  • The Music Club - 2018
Books Published
  • Watson, J., Elswick, S., Washington, G., Cook, S., and Casey, L. (2022). Therapeutic Drumming for the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide to Implementing an Expressive Arts Self-Regulation Activity. “The Mixtape Volume 1: Culturally Sustaining Practices within MTSS featuring the Everlasting Mission of Student Engagement” Chapter in Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Edited by William Hunter, University of Memphis; Jonte [JT] Taylor, Pennsylvania State University; LaRon Scott, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Watson, J., & Washington, G. (2022). Building a Movement with Black Men: Culture is the Key. Y. D. Dyson, V. Robinson-Dooley, & J. Watson, (Eds.), In Black Men’s Health, A Strengths-Base Approach for the Helping Professions. Springer Publishing.
  • Lawrence, S. K., Watson, J., Currie, N. Lipford, K., & Cooper, M. (2022). Social Justice and Black Men’s Health. In Black Men’s Health, A Strengths-Base Approach for the Helping Professions. Springer Publishing.
  • Y. D. Dyson, V. Robinson-Dooley, & J. Watson, (Eds.). (2022). Black Men’s Health, A Strengths-Base Approach for the Helping Professions. Springer Publishing.
  • Elswick, S., Washington, G., Mangrum, H., Peterson, C., Barnes, E. Pirkey, P., & Watson, J. (2021). The Trauma Healing Club: Utilizing Culturally Responsive Processes in the Implementation of a Group Intervention to Address African Refugees Trauma, in the third edition of The School Services Sourcebook, published by Oxford University Press.
  • Lawrence, S. K., Watson, J., & Cooper, M. (2021). Police Brutality, African American Men, and Social Justice: An Ideological Challenge. In Cambrice, F. G., Hoston, W. T., & Robinson, M. (Eds.), Contemporary Debates in Social Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Exploring the Lives of Black and Brown Americans (pp. 43-56). Kendall- Hunt.
  • Watson, J., Dyson, Y. D., Lawrence, S. K., & Cooper, M. (2021). African American Men’s Health Disparities. In Cambrice, F. G., Hoston, W. T., & Robinson, M. (Eds.), Contemporary Debates in Social Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Exploring the Lives of Black and Brown Americans (pp. 23-34). Kendall-Hunt.
  • Watson, J., Vaughn, S. C., Beckley, G. D., & Robinson, M. Eds. (2018). Rust College, The First 150 Years and Beyond: A Collection of Scholarly Articles. Granthouse Publishing: Little Rock, AR.
  • Watson, J. (2018). Rust College 2156, The Next 150 Years. In J. Watson, G. D. Beckley, & S. C. Vaughn (Eds.), Rust College 150 Years and Beyond: A Collection of Scholarly Articles (pp. 100-106). Granthouse Publishing: Little Rock, AR.
  • Stovall, A.J. & Watson, J. (2018). Heeding the Call to Service: An Eclectic Career at Rust College. In J. Watson, G. D. Beckley, & S. C. Vaughn (Eds.), Rust College 150 Years and Beyond: A Collection of Scholarly Articles (pp. 76-83). Granthouse Publishing: Little Rock, AR.
  • Watson, J., Lawrence, S. & Stepteau-Watson, D. D. (2017). Engaging Fathers in Culturally Competent Services. In C. Mazza, & A. R. Perry (Eds.), Fatherhood In America: Social Work Perspectives on a Changing Society. Springfield, IL. Charles C. Thomas.
  • Lawrence, L., Watson, J. & Anderson, B. Eds. (2015). The African American Father. Mellen Press: Lewiston, New York:
  • Watson, J. (2014). Cultural services. In L. H. Cousins & J. G. Golson, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human services and diversity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Watson, J. (2014). Family crisis intervention planning. In L. H. Cousins & J. G. Golson, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human services and diversity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Watson, J. (2014). Gangs, social issues of/intervention. In L. H. Cousins & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human services and diversity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Watson, J. (2013). Historically Black Colleges and University Community Partnerships: The Jackson State Case Study. Scholars Press.
  • Watson, J. (2013). Cultural competence and higher education. In J. M. Stevenson, C. H. Bishop, J. C. Franklin, & J. Watson, For the good of our place: Living, learning and leading for diversity in higher learning. Palo Alto, CA. Academica Press.
  • Watson, J. (2013). Organizational change for readiness, relevance, and requirement. In J. M. Stevenson, C. H. Bishop, J. C. Franklin, & J. Watson, In For the good of our place: Living, learning and leading for diversity in higher learning. Palo Alto, CA. Academica Press.
  • Watson, J. (2012). The Lion Speaks About African American Men. Granthouse Publishing: Little Rock, AR.
  • Watson, J. & Washington, G. (2007). For the Greater Good: University Community Partnerships At Jackson State University and Alcorn University. Published by Jackson State University. Jackson, MS
Journal Articles
  • Watson, J. & Washington, G. (in-review). Culturally appropriate and asset-based juvenile crime prevention: “Wrap and Map”. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.
  • Washington, G., Watson, J., & Delavega, E. (in-review). Expanding Assets and Steering Initiative: Culture and Mentors Nurture the Development of African American Boys. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
  • 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.
  • Watson, J., & DeBerry, C. D. (2022). Strategic Planning Using Engaged Scholarship: Building A Reentry Organization. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal. 9(2),48–59. https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.92.11718
  • Watson, J. (2022). Black boys and the American dream. Black Child Journal.
  • Watson, J., Delavega, E., & Robinson-Dooley, V. (2022) Justice Involved Individuals and Admission into Urban Undergraduate Social Work Programs. Urban Social Work.
  • Elswick, S., Washington, G., Mangrum-Apple, H., Peterson, C., Barnes, E., Pirkey, P., & Watson, J. Trauma Healing Club: Utilizing Culturally Responsive Processes in the Implementation of an After-School Group Intervention to Address Trauma Among African Refugees. Journal of Child Adolescent Trauma. 2021 Jul 24:1-12. doi: 10.1007/s40653-021-00387-5.
  • Mar Farina, M., Kim, S., Watson, J., & Dyson, Y. D. (2021) COVID-19 and Structural RacialInequity: Lessons Learned for Social Work Education, Journal of Social Work Education, DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2021.1935370
  • McNeish, R., Simmons, C., Watson, J., & Tran, Q. (2018): Perceptions of emotional and physical wellness among African American men as predictors of perceived overall health, Ethnicity & Health, DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1530738.
  • Watson, J., Washington, G., Simmons, L. D., & Akinyemi, H. (2017). A Comprehensive Insight on Men Healing Men and Communities Network. Journal of Depression and Anxiety,2017 (6)4.
  • Washington, G., Caldwell, L. D., Watson, J., & Lindsey, L. (2017). African American rites of passage interventions: A vehicle for utilizing African American male elders. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Vol. 27, 2017 Issue 1-2: African Centered Social Work: Theory and Practice (Pages 100-109).
  • Watson, J. & Simmons, C. (2017). A Cross-cultural comparison of the worldviews of educators and students in social work. The College Student Journal.2017.
  • Watson, J. & Washington, G. (Fall 2015). “Kujichagulia-self determination": A culturally appropriate, community and family-driven, asset-based, youth reclamation project. The Black Child Journal.
  • Horton, A. & Watson, J. (2015). African American disproportionate overrepresentation of African Americans in the Illinois child welfare systems. Race, Gender, and Class, Vol. 22. No. 2.
  • Watson, J., Lawrence, S. & Wright, B. (2015). An innovative pedagogical partnership.International Journal of Liberal Arts and Sciences (3)6, 120-124.
  • Rembert, D., Watson, J. & Hill, R. (2015). A trilogy of trepidation: Diverse perspectives on police violence targeting African American males. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment (26)2, 222-235.
  • Snow, l. K., Watson, J., & Watson, D. D. (2015). Beating Apple? Analyzing social investment in preventing juvenile delinquency. International Journal of Human Developments (1)3, 33-38.
  • Watson, J., Barnes, E., & Washington, G. (2015). Improving the health status of African American males: Facts, figures, and solutions. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (3)8, 35-49.
  • Watson, J. & Stepteau-Watson, D. D. (2015). Troubled Waters: The Black Church in Mississippi, A Single Subject Case Study. Journal of Social Work and Christianity
  • Watson, J., Washington, G. & Desiree Stepteau-Watson, D. (2015). Umoja: A Culturally Specific Approach to Mentoring Young African American Males. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Vol 32(1), 81-90.
  • Watson, J. (2014). Young African American males: barriers to access to healthcare. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 28(4), 1004-1009. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Watson, J. & Stepteau-Watson, D. D. (2014). The Trans-passages theory of change. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, Vol. 2, No. 8, 85-91.
  • Watson, J. & Lawrence, S. K. (2014). Disaster Response Multiple University-Community Partnerships. Journal of Rural and Urban Research, 4(1), 1-11.
  • Stepteau-Watson, D. D., Watson, J. & Lawrence, S. K. (2014). Young African American Males in Reentry: An Afrocentric Cultural Approach. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 24(6), 658-665.
  • Watson, J. (2014). Keeping hope alive”: Mentoring African American male social workers. Journal Reflections Narratives of Professional Helping, 2(18), 32-36.
  • Watson, J. & Stepteau-Watson, D. D. (2014). Faith and Evidence: Breaking the Cycle of Juvenile Crime. Journal of Intercultural Disciplines.
  • Watson, J. (2014). Breaking the Cycle of Juvenile Crime: A Faith-based Model Targeting African American Males. In Transformation of the Color Scheme in a Global Society, National Association of African American Studies Monograph Series.
  • Watson, J., Harden, T., & Washington, G. (2013). Themes or topics in rites of passages curriculum (Special Issue). Black Child Journal, 156-163.
  • Watson, J., Harden, T., & Washington, G. (2013). Themes or topics in rites of passages curriculum (Special Issue). Black Child Journal, 156-163.
Presentations
  • Watson, J. (2022). Treating Post Incarceration Stress. iIMPACT Summit: Building Personal and Community Resilience
  • Watson, J. (2022). Understanding Post Incarceration Stress. University of Memphis Social Work Symposium.
  • Washington, G. & Watson, J. (2022). Expanding Assets to Strengthen Youth. University of Memphis Soical Work Symposium.
  • Watson, J. (2022). The Time is Now for Social Work. NASW MS Annual Conference Keynote.
  • Watson, J. (2021). "My Glory, My Story" 28 Days of Excellence, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Watson, J. (2021). African American Men in Social Work (Panelist). Johnson C. Smith’s School of Social Work. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Watson, J. (2021). Leadership for Street Outreach Workers. Metropolitan Peace Academy. Chicago, IL.
  • Watson, J. (2021). Professionalism in Violence Prevention Work. Metropolitan Peace Academy. Chicago, IL.
  • Watson, J. (2021). Community and Organization Social Work Practice, Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Watson, J. (2021). Mass Incarceration, historical trauma, and social work. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program meeting. Orlando, FL.
  • Watson, J. (2021). Asset-based Community Mapping. Metropolitan Peace Academy. Chicago, IL.
  • Watson, J., Harden, T., & Perry, V.(May 2019. An Innovative Urban Partnership to Address Community Violence: A Working Paper
  • Watson, J., Dereef-Perry, V., & Harden, T. (2019). The Metropolitan Peace Academy: A Hyoer-Local violence Prevention and Intervention Model. The Network for Social Work Management Annual Conference, Loyola University, 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.
  • Watson, J. (2018). Self-Care for Street Outreach Workers. Metropolitan Peace Academy. 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.
  • Watson, J., Harden, T. (2018). Cognitive behavioral Therapy in Street Outreach Work and Mentoring. Training for Trainers. Chicago, IL.
  • Watson, J. (2018). Self-Care for Street Outreach Workers. Metropolitan Peace Academy. Chicago, IL.
  • Watson, J. (2016). An Introduction to Screening, Brief Interview and Referral to Treatment (Workshop). Rust College Annual Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Seminar. Holly Springs, MS.
  • Watson, J. (2016). Innovative pedagogical approaches at Historically Black Colleges for new millennials. National Council for Black Studies 40th Annual Conference. Charlotte, NC.
  • Watson, J. (2016). Innovative pedagogical approaches at Historically Black Colleges for new millennials. National Council for Black Studies 40th Annual Conference. Charlotte, NC.

Appendix A - Teaching Experience

  • SWRK 3906 M50 - Social Work in Communities & Organizations "Global"
  • 3906 - Social Work Practice in Communities
Appendix B - Student Advising/Mentoring
  • PhD Kenya Anderson, University of Memphis 2025
  • PhD Tracey Monroe, Union University 2023
  • PhD Susan Robinson, Grand Canyon University 2023
  • PhD Vanessa Perry DeReef, Adler University 2023
  • MS Kiersten Hawes, University of Memphis 2022
  • BSW LaCheralyn Jeffries, Rust College 2022
  • MSW Darryl Anderson, University of Memphis 2021
  • PhD Chico Tillman, University of Illinois at Chicago 2021
  • BA Sociology Ira Gates, University of Memphis 2019
  • BA & MSW Gerald Richardson, University of Memphis 2018
  • MSW Chad Golden, University of Memphis 2015
  • MSW Chad Golden, University of Memphis 2015
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • Watson, J. (in progress). What works in Reentry?: A tale of three cities. This ongoing project looks at three diverse organizations in three different cities that provide services to men and women with histories of justice involvement. Utilizing qualitative inquiry and immersion strategies, the researcher seeks to determine what works in reentry. Watson, J. (in progress). Why individuals continue to commit violent crime? This project will examine data collected to identify key factors that drive offenders to reoffend in an effort to inform the ongoing development and implementation of violence intervention and prevention. Watson, J. (in progress). Black fathers and their children: A clear picture. This is an empowerment research project which seeks to provide African American adult males and male youth opportunities to learn about and be exposed to positive images of Black fathers and the positive roles and responsibilities of Fatherhood. The project will develop a photo exhibit of Black fathers and their children and will facilitate restorative circles and African drumming circles as the cultural backdrop of the educational delivery system.
  • Watson, J. (2022). "Why individuals continue to commit violent crime?" This study will explore the mental health, social, and economic factors present and common among repeat violent offenders. The findings will be utilized to develop strategies to intervene and prevent violence.
Appendix D - Support
  • 5/22 Black Fathers & Their Children U. of Memphis Principle Investigator. Not Funded. The feedback received explained that the outcomes and research methodology need clarification.
  • 6/3/2022 Evaluation of eSHIFT. Methodist LeBonheur Community Outreach. Investigator. Currently under review.
  • 5/5/2022 Research on School Safety. US Department of Justice. Investigator. Currently under review.
  • 1/5/2022 Why Do Individuals Continue to Engage in Violent Crime?: Expected Early Death and Crime Desistence in Memphis. Shelby County Government. Co-Principal Investigator. Funded $35,000
  • 9/16/2020 JASY Evening Reporting Center. South Memphis Renewal Community Development Corporation. Investigator. Not funded
  • 2020 Health Navigator Programs.Communities of Research Scholars. Division of Research & Innovation. Principal Investigator. Funded $2,500
  • 4/30/2020 Second Chance Office of Reentry: RCT of Focused CBT. US Department of Justice. Investigator. Not funded. Feedback included the proposed project to lead the study was not developed enough and therefore lacked the capacity to conduct the research.
  • 8/15/2019 Alliance for Peace in Communities. LifeLine2Success. Principal Investigator. Not funded as Shelby County government reported budget shortages.
  • 2017 Child Advocacy Services. Healing Hearts. Principal Investigator. Funded $1,000
  • 2017 Students Teaching the Elderly Technology Skills. Council on Independent Colleges. Principal Investigator. Funded $16,000
  • 2015-2017 Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment. Hilton Foundation. Principal Investigator. Funded $10,000.
  • 2013-2015 The Codification of an Evidence-Based Juvenile Delinquency Intervention Program. Juvenile Intervention & Faith-Based Follow-up.Principal Investigator. Funded $20,000