Denita M. Johnson
Director of Social Work Field Education
School of Social Work, Leadership, and Youth Advocacy
Office: Activities West 305D
B.A (Psy), Norfolk State University, 1996
Certificate in Parenting Studies, Wheelock College, 1998
MSW, Wheelock College, 2003
Denita M. Johnson is re-joining the Wheelock community, as she is a graduate of the 2003 class of the MSW program, and prior to that, a graduate of the Certificate in Parenting Studies. Most recently, she comes from the sunny state of Mississippi, where she worked as an Education and Training Specialist in the Child Welfare Training Academy at the University of Mississippi. In this role, she provided pre-service classroom training to newly hired Child Welfare Professionals for the MS Dept. of Human Services/Division of Family and Children Services employees, and developed clinical training curricula for professional development, including training entitled "Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency in Child Welfare Practice."
Her passion for learning easily extends to excellence in providing learning opportunities for students as they internalize an ethical social work identity, and approach their practice from a strengths-based and reflective stance. Very much in line with the College's and the Social Work Program's mission, her work as a social worker has been rooted in human rights and social justice, recognizing inequality within agencies and communities, and seeking to impact change.