Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley

Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley

Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley

Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley is an experienced practitioner, college professor, scholar, author, and advocate. Serving in numerous local and national capacities, she has received numerous national, regional and local awards and demonstrates her commitment to addressing issues of inequity and social justice through her service. Dr. Bent-Goodley is a Professor of Social Work, and established and serves as Director of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program at Howard University – the office dedicated to providing prevention education, advocacy, intervention, policy development, coordination and bystander prevention education in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. As the Editor-in-Chief of Social Work, the flagship journal of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), she is the second African American woman to serve in this role in the journal’s nearly 60-year history. Dr. Bent-Goodley also serves as Chair of the NASW National Committee on Women’s Issues, Chair of the Howard University Women As Change Agents (WACA) – an entity dedicated to the development of women at the University, National Board Member of the Council on Social Work Education, National Board Member of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, and a member of the Prince Georges County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. She is the author/editor of four books, including The Ultimate Betrayal: A Renewed Look at Intimate Partner Violence, and By Grace: Challenges, Strengths and Promise of African American Marriage. As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Bent-Goodley has a passion for advancing social justice and human rights particularly as it relates to women’s equity, violence against women and girls, and issues impacting Black families and communities. Dr. Bent-Goodley received her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She is proudest of being a wife and mother of two boys.

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