Dr. Acquaye-Doyle joined the college in 2014 and was appointed Program Director of Social Work in 2016. She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, M.S.W. from Stony Brook University and a Ph.D. from the Howard University School of Social Work. Her areas of specialization include Internationalizing Higher Education, International Experiential Learning with special emphasis on Social Work Education, International Social Work and Displaced Populations. Dr. Acquaye-Doyle is a two-term appointed member of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Council for Global Learning, Research, and Practice and is newly appointed to CSWE’s Council on Human Rights.
Dr. Acquaye-Doyle has research experience and interests in the areas of Attitudes toward Internationalization, Transformational Leadership, the Institutionalization of Experiential Learning Programs; African Immigrants and Mental Health; Study Abroad, Exchange and International Service Learning programs, Cultural Competency and Social Work Education. Dr. Acquaye-Doyle has notable scholarly contributions to the field including domestic and international conference presentations, and articles published in peer reviewed journals; two of which appeared in the Journal on Social Work Education (Special Issue on HBCU’s and Special Issue on Globalization) and a book chapter which appears in NASW Press’ publication titled “Hope Matters: The Power of Social Work“.
Dr. Acquaye-Doyle focuses on macro practice and has extensive experience in international programs, program development and management, monitoring and evaluation. Dr. Acquaye-Doyle has taught Research Methods for Social Work Professionals, Macro Practice, Women in the Contemporary Society: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Social Movements and Social Justice, Introduction to Social Work, Social Work Policy, Child Welfare and the Law, Freshman Seminar, and International Service Learning courses. She is currently the Faculty Advisor for the Social Work Club and serves on the college’s Freshman Directorate, Institutional Review Board, and Center for Instructional Excellence committees.