MSSW Program News

Upcoming MSSW Event:  Pass the Mic

Dr. Sharon E. Moore is full professor of social work at the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville.  She has authored journal articles and textbooks on issues related to police shootings of Black males, the plight of African American adolescents and the role of the African American church in community empowerment. Her published works include: African American Mega-churches and Community Empowerment: Fostering Life in Dry Places, Hands up—Don’t shoot: Police shooting of young Black males: Implications for social work and human services and The Black Church: Responding to the Drug-Related Mass Incarceration of Young Black Males: If you had been here my Brother would not have died!  She has also co-authored the texts Dilemmas of Black Faculty at U.S. Predominantly White Institutions: Issues in the Post-Multicultural Era by Mellen Press, Social Work Practice with Culturally Diverse People by Sage and Police and the Unarmed Black Male Crisis: Advancing Effective Prevention Strategies by Taylor & Francis. In 2006, she became only the second African American to become a full professor at the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work since the program began in 1939. Of all her accomplishments, being the primary caregiver for her father during the last three years of his life was her biggest honor.

The event will be held from 6:00-7:00pm EST. Dr. Moore will have the MIC for the first 30-40 minutes. The MIC will then be passed to students during the last 20 minutes to ask questions and/or discuss projects of interest.

Feb. 4, 2021 | 6pm-7pm EST
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+1 502-792-9582 United States,
Louisville (Toll)
Conference ID: 234 664 878#


HBCU Cardinal Express to Success Program

HBCU Cardinal Express to Success

The HBCU Cardinal Express to Success program is designed to increase the representation of advanced social work practitioners of color prepared to provide practice with diverse, vulnerable and marginalized individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. This graduate MSSW program will focus on recruiting students who are currently pursuing or have completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).

The Kent School of Social Work has an accelerated admissions process and scholarship opportunities for HBCU students and recent graduates. Through our programmatic offerings of mentoring and networking opportunities, professional development, career placement support and scholarships, the program will strive to provide the support the students need to be successful during their social work education and in their professional social work careers.

More information about the program is available here: