Darron Garner, PhD, LCSW

Professor of Social Work, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Social Work and Behavior Health
  • Social Work and Juvenile Justice


  • Race and Risk for Delinquency (2009)


  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas (2009)

Ph.D., Juvenile Justice

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2000)

MSW, Social Work

  • Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana (1998)
  • Bachelor of Science of Psychology

Selected Professional Experience:

Northcentral University                                                                    San Diego, CA

MSW Online Adjunct Instructor                                                         2018-2020

  • Taught evidence-based advanced generalist social work education for students throughout the world
  • Developed and produced quality curriculum and assessment experiences using established development and production processes and methodologies
  • Assisted with writing accreditation standards for Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Participant in CSWE site visits for MSW accreditation

Covenant Youth Empowerment                                                        Houston, TX

Executive Director                                                                             2015-2019

  • Established, supported, interpreted, directed and coordinated the implementation of the mental health facility philosophy, organizational objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Provided the communication linkage between corporate management and facility mental health departments
  • Developed a comprehensive quality Assurance and Utilization Review program for mental health services
  • Assured compliance with appropriate federal and state regulations.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of the mental health facility

Prairie View A&M University                                                          Prairie View, TX

Assistant Professor of Social Work                                                   2009-2015

  • Taught across BSW curriculum
  • Student mentoring and advisement
  • Engage in scholarly research and publication
  • Participate in ongoing program assessment, curriculum development and CSWE accreditation preparation