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Dr. Brenita Nicholas-Edwards

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

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AdministrationDirector of the Center for Global Engagement
740-392-6868 Ext. 3704Email Dr. Nicholas-Edwards

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  • MVNU to deepen vocational exploration with NetVUE grant

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2022) – Mount Vernon Nazarene University has received a nearly $48,000 Program Development Grant award from NetVUE to fund the expansion of vocational exploration in the student experience at MVNU. The grant will be used May 1 through April 30, 2024.

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Professional Experience:
  • Director of Regional Operations, 2011-2013
    Bethany Global Services, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Adjunct Instructor and Fulltime Doctoral, 2010-2011
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Associate Professor of Social Work, 1995-2010
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Clinical Social Worker, 1993-1995
    Horizons Mental Health Center, Hutchinson, KS
Awards and Recognitions:
  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005-2006
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • Fulbright Grant, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 
    Grant funded 12-months of qualitative field work and semi-structured interviews exploring the needs, networks (the creation and use of social capital), and resiliencies among Romanian street children in Bucharest, Romania.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor's Society, May 2012 (doctoral studies) and May 1993 (graduate studies)
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Education:
  • Doctor of Philosophy International Social Work, Social Development, and Research, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (2011)
  • Master of Social Work, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (1993)
  • B.S. in Social Work, Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois (1991)

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"(MVNU professors) feel a great weight of responsibility to get it right for the students who enter our community each year."

John Ballenger - Director of the Writing Lab, Assistant Professor of English