Administration & Program Directors

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Welcome to the School of Social Work at Jackson State University. Thank you for your interest in our School. We offer three degrees: Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work for individuals interested in social work practice, education and research. The bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The doctoral program is affiliated with the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work.

If you are considering enrolling in one of our social work programs, we would be happy to discuss the profession and the School. We encourage you to browse our website and let us know if additional information is needed about our programs or the School.



Schmitz, Aradhana “Mani” K.

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean
Universities Center,  Suite 5-6A
(601) 979-8896 (Office)





Richards, Kristin
Associate Professor/Program Director- B.S.W. Program
College of Business, 4th floor, Room 429
601-979-2632 (Office)
601-979-9201 (Fax)






Brown, Terrell
Associate Professor/Program Director- M.S.W. Program
Universities Center, Room 3-18
601-979-8875 (Office)  
Research Interests: Dr. Brown’s research focuses on Health Disparities particularly on understanding the numerous factors that influence health-promoting behaviors of HIV infected middle-aged African American men and HIV & STD risk factors among vulnerable populations who may be incarcerated, homeless, or mentally ill, and has a particular interest in the role of spirituality and religion on physical and mental health. His interests and publications have broadly included aging and diversity issues; ethno-gerontology, health and well-being, HIV/AIDS, cancer health disparities, social work education, and social welfare policy.