Doctoral Student Directory


 

 Current Doctoral Students

Mona Dajani

Mona Dajani

Mona started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2019. Her area(s) of interest are in Refugees and Immigrants, Microenterprise Development, Workforce Integration, and Self-Sufficiency. Read more.

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Prabathi Gunathilake

Prabathi started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in 2019. Received Master's degree from the University of Louisville.

Brandon Mitchell_

Brandon Mitchell

Brandon started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2020.  His area of interest focuses on the intersection of education and social work, promoting avenues of school equity and the role of the school social worker. His mentor is Dr. Andy Frey.  Read more.

Alyssa Middleton

Alyssa Middleton

Alyssa received her MSW degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She started the UofL Kent School of Social Work Doctoral program in Summer 2017. Her area of interest is in pediatric psychosocial oncology, siblings of pediatric cancer patients, pediatric palliative care, quality of life, end of life and social work education. Her mentors are Dr. Karen Kayser and Dr. Barbara Head. Read more.

Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Ben started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2018.  His area of interest is in Gender and sexual minorities.  His mentor is Dr. Anita Barbee. Read more.

Ashley Logsdon

Ashley Logsdon

Ashley started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2020.  Her area of interest focuses on child welfare and substance use. Her mentor is Dr. Becky Antle.  Read more.

Eva Nyerges

Eva Nyerges

Eva started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2019.  Her area of interest is in Human Service Organizations, Political Economy, Social Welfare Policy and Programs, Newcomer communities, Racial/Ethnic disparities.   Read more.

Lisa Purdy

Lisa Purdy

Lisa started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in 2018. Her area of interest is in Child Welfare Workforce Development with a primary focus on Secondary Traumatic Stress. Her mentor is Dr. Anita Barbee. Read more.

Doroty Sato

Doroty Sato

Doroty started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2018.  Her area of interest is in Unaccompanied Minor Refugees and Undocumented Latino Children in U.S.  Her mentor is Dr. Lesley Beth Harris.  Read more.

Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith

Patricia started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2020.  Her area(s) of interest are in Sexual behavior and sexual risk avoidance education, Historical trauma, transgenerational trauma, and historical trauma response, First responder trauma, violence against social workers, and social worker safety, Non-traditional psychotherapeutic treatment modalities, and Social work practice with clients belonging to subculture and microculture groups . Her mentor is Dr. Anita Barbee.  Read more.

Liz Utterback

Liz Utterback

Liz started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2019.  Her area of interest is in Gender and Language. Read more.

Sara Williams

Sara Williams

Sara started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2017.  Her area of interest is in Suicidality and Suicide Prevention among individuals with gender and sexually diverse identities and her mentor is Dr. Laura M. Frey. Read more.

Jean Zelenko

Jean Zelenko

Jean started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2018.  Her area of interest is in Mental Health Literacy in Children and her mentor is Dr. Bibhuti Sar.  Read more.