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 Gray, Kareema   Name:  Kareema J. Gray 
Title:  Assistant Professor of Social Work 
Ph.D., Social Work, University of Georgia
M.S.W., University of Georgia
B.A., Biology, Lafayette College
Office:  136A Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4743 
Social Work
Dr. Gray has worked as a social worker, an adoption counselor, and as an in-home family therapist. Her practice experience focused on family preservation, crisis management, adolescent residential treatment, and adoption family dynamics. She received her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Georgia in 2009.

Dr. Gray has been at Winthrop University since 2009 and has taught both in the B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs. Dr. Gray was the BSW Program Director from 2011-2014. Courses she has taught at Winthrop University include "Social Welfare as a Social Institution," "Social Welfare Policy II," "Human Behavior in the Social Environment," "Working with Multi-Cultural Clients," and "Psychopathology and Empowerment." Currently she serves as an advisor on community boards in Charlotte, N.C., and Rock Hill, S.C., to address community poverty and adolescent education issues.

At present she is working on projects that examine the effectiveness of a community initiative to alleviate poverty by equipping people to move from poverty to self-sufficiency, international disaster case management/disaster response, and incorporating millenials into the practice arena.
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