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Assistant Professor of Social Work


  • PhD, Clark Atlanta University; Atlanta, GA
  • MSW, Ohio State University; Columbus, OH
  • BSW, Jackson State University; Jackson, MS

Teaching Specialties

  • Social Welfare Policy & Services
  • Ethics & Social Work Practice
  • Macro Practice

Research Interests

  • Heath Care Disparities affecting People of Color
  • Global Social Work Education
  • Resiliency and African American Children
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Practice
  • Homelessness Intervention and Issues


  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)


Dr. Beverly Edwards is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Arkansas State University. She has chaired several committees which include: The Faculty Search Committee; BSW Admissions Committee; and Library Liaison. Dr. Edwards has served on numerous other departmental, university and college committees as well. She has also received grants in the areas of health care disparities affecting African American women and female homelessness in Ethiopia. Dr. Edwards continues to conduct research and submit publications in the previously mentioned areas. In addition, she teaches in her specialty areas which include: Social Welfare Policy and Services; Ethics and Social Work Practice; and Macro Social Work Practice. Her current research project focuses on a study of homeless females in Ethiopia.

Beverly Edwards

Contact Information

P: 870-360-4342
F: 870-972-3987


Building: Eugene W. Smith Hall
Room: 327J