Specialties: social policy, domestic violence, juvenile justice, and African American social welfare history
Classes Taught: Social Welfare Policy and Services I and II, Direct Services Practice, Contemporary Issues in Domestic Violence, Social Work Supervision, Criminal Justice I and II, and Family and Child Welfare I and II.
Tricia B. Bent-Goodley is Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Community, Administration and Policy Practice Sequence at Howard University School of Social Work. Dr. Goodley’s research has focused on violence against women and girls, HIV prevention, and healthy relationship education. She has developed community and faith-based interventions in domestic violence and relationship education with a focus on strengthening the Black family. Dr. Goodley has a passion for building solutions to improve the safety and viability of Black families with a particular focus on the development of culturally competent interventions that build on the strengths of the community. She is the author/co-author of three books in the area of social policy and people of color, is a Consulting Editor for several scholarly journals, and serves distinctly in a number of local, state, and national elected and appointed leadership positions. Dr. Goodley is an HIV Intervention Science Training Fellow, Chair of the Family Violence Coordinating Council of the DC Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, a member of the Prince Georges County Domestic Violence Fatality Review, Commissioner with the Council on Social Work Education Council on Leadership Development and Member of the National Association of Social Workers Committee on the Role of Women in the Profession . She is a former Hartman Child & Family Scholar, former Chair and Chief Instructor of the NABSW National Academy for African-centered Social Work and the National Public Policy Institute. Prior to coming to Howard University, she served as an administrator and clinical practitioner in Harlem and Queens County, New York. Dr. Goodley received her Ph.D. in Social Policy, Planning and Analysis from Columbia University and her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Goodley finds greatest joy in being a wife and mother of two boys.