Dr. David Jenkins

Dean Jenkins

Professor, Dean

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David A. Jenkins, PhD, LCSW is Professor and Dean at the University of Louisville. He previously served as Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Social Work Department Chair, and MSW Program Director at Texas Christian University. Dr. Jenkins most recent scholarship focuses primarily on marginalization, with specific interests in LGBT populations, substance abuse, and intergenerational families.

He was selected as a Hartford Faculty Scholar in 2007 and an ACE Fellow through the American Council on Education in 2010. Dr. Jenkins has served on the Board of Directors and numerous councils and commissions with the Council on Social Work Education, served as the Interim Chair of the National Association of Social Workers North Central Texas Fort Worth Branch, and as a Board Member of Communities in Schools.

Dr. Jenkins received his BS and MSW from Louisiana State University and his PhD from Florida State University.