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Associate Professor

Co-Chair, BSW Program Director


  • PhD, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, (Social Work)
  • MSW, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas (Social Work)
  • BA, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas (Sociology)

Teaching Specialties

  • Social welfare policy
  • Cultural diversity
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (HBSE II)
  • Human behavior in social environment
  • International Social Development and Practice

Research Interests

  • Cultural Competency in Social Work Education
  • Homeless Street Youth
  • HIV Prevention research
  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Development of Service Learning Projects
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Ethnography


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of Black Social Workers


Dr. Guy-Walls has conducted research in the area of cultural competency in undergraduate social work education. Her current research interests include Homeless street youth, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is part of a research team that is currently working on producing a documentary on research that was conducted with the above mentioned population in Addis Ababa, in November, 2008.

Patricia Guy-Walls

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3297
F: 870-972-3297


Building: Eugene W. Smith
Room: 327A