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Dr. Jenny L. Jones

Dean and Professor, Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work, Clark Atlanta University

The Established Faculty Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award is presented to Jenny L. Jones, PhD, MSW, ACSW. Dr. Jenny Jones is dean and professor of the Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University and graduate faculty affiliate at Florida State University. Dr. Jones has more than 23 years of professional social work experience in higher education, public child welfare service systems, HIV/AIDS community-based multiservice organizations, and applied research. Her primary research examines administrative practice (including supervision and organizational culture) and its impact on service delivery and child well-being. In addition, her interests include financial capability and asset building, which considers the integration of financial and economic principles and interventions in direct practice with low-income families. Dr. Jones’ research productivity includes extensive involvement as principal investigator or co-investigator on nine externally funded projects totaling $10.5 million in grants and contracts over the past 23 years.

Dr. Jones has sustained a well-respected research and community service career grounded in culturally responsive practices. She has authored or edited more than 47 scholarly publications, reports, and monographs. Dr. Jones is nationally and internationally known for her work in child welfare and HIV/AIDS. She serves on the CSWE Board of Directors, is a former member of the CSWE Diversity Commission and the CSWE Diversity Center Advisory Board, and is former director of the CSWE Minority Fellowship Program.

Award: Established Faculty Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award