Alumnus, Jenkins, named Dean of Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville


Congratulations to College of Human Sciences & Education, School of Social Work alumnus, Dr. David Jenkins, as he has accepted the offer to become Dean of the Kent School of Social Work, effective August 1, 2016.

Jenkins received his PhD in Social Work from Florida State University (1992) and his Master’s in Social Work (1988) and Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, (1983) degrees from Louisiana State University.

Jenkins has an impressive record of academic leadership, teaching and research.  He comes to the University of Louisville from Texas Christian University, where he has been director of the MSW program and associate dean of research and graduate studies since 2012. Jenkins has practiced primarily in mental health and drug rehabilitation settings. His research focuses on the impact of marginalization of individuals and families with a specific interest in the lives of gays and lesbians.

About SSW

The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree integrates theory, research, and practice to focus on child development and family dynamics. Visit the School of Social Work at

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at