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Judith Crocker-Billingsley, Ph.D., LMSW

Office: Crisp Hall 210-C 

 Dr. Crocker Billingsley has over 20 years of social work practice in private, public and virtual settings including hospitals and the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. In addition, she has over 20 years of college and university experience including serving as an Assistant Professor/Site Coordinator during the inaugural Master Social Work Program at Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama. Other teaching positions include adjunct instructor, graduate assistant and guest lecturer. These schools include The University of Ghana School of Social Work in Accra, West Africa, The University of South Carolina, Midlands Technical College, Benedict College in Columbia, SC., and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University.


Dr. Crocker Billingsley has served as a research assistant and co-authored articles in sociological and social work journals with sociologist, Fulbright scholar, author and distinguished professor, Dr. Andrew Billingsley. A sample of her work with Dr. Billingsley includes Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families (Billingsley, 2007), Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform (Billingsley, 1999), “I’m Still Rising” in “Kids have you seen my backpack…? And Other Inspirational Stories of Non-Traditional Students: An Adult Learner Anthology“(Talarico, et. al., 2005), and “ADHD: Truly Misbehaved or Misunderstood”, IMARA Woman, September/October (2001). Her current work in progress is Crocker-Billingsley, J., Stackhouse-Power, D., (2014), A Study of the Preparedness among Master of Social Work Applicants: The Ability to Understand Social Work Practice and the Pedagogy of Oppression. Judith is seeking life stories from social workers, therapists and practitioners to contribute to her upcoming book entitled “Who’s Providing Therapy to A Therapist?”


 Dr. Crocker Billingsley is the talk show host on a leading radio stations and has cohost several radio and shows on social issues with other leading anchors.  


Dr. Crocker Billingsley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Spelman College and a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University School of Social Work. Dr. Crocker Billingsley received a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work Policy Planning, Administration and Social Science from the Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University.



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