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Yarneccia Dyson, PhD, MSW

Professor at JMSW Program UNCG and NCA&T

Yarneccia Dyson, PhD, MSW

Professor at JMSW Program UNCG and NCA&T

Biography

“Keep gettin’ up and saying ‘good morning’…you’re gonna see some things…”

Yarneccia D. Dyson, Ph.D., MSW is an equity minded thought leader committed to inclusive excellence and social justice. As a Social and Behavioral Scientist, Dr. Dyson engages in health disparities research that focuses on reducing and alleviating negative health outcomes by empowering historically oppressed communities using culturally congruent health promotion interventions through Implementation Science. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she also teaches in the Joint Master of Social Work Program and served on the Development Committee for the newly formed Joint PhD Program with North Carolina A and T State University.

Dr. Dyson grounds her teaching, scholarship, research, and community engagement in empowerment-based theories and qualitative methodologies. As an emerging leader, Dr. Dyson has served in various leadership capacities nationally through CSWE and BPD as well as on her University campus and within the community. Finally, she is a proud graduate of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University where she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work Policy, Planning, and Administration & Social Science (Cognate: Public Health). She also obtained a Bachelor of Social Work from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from The Florida State University.

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