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Alumni Network Lunch Charleston, WV

Charleston, WV: Olive Garden, 111 Cross Terrace Blvd, Charleston, WV

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Alumni Gathering Lima, OH

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Dr. Brenita Nicholas-Edwards

Professor of Social Work

Contact Information

Jetter School of Professional Studies
740-392-6868 Ext. 3704Email Dr. Nicholas-Edwards

In The News

  • HLC reaffirms MVNU’s accreditation

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, president of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, proudly announces the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed the university’s accreditation. The next review process will take place in 2028-2029.

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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
  • 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)