Clark Atlanta University Professor Featured at 2020 National Association of Social Work Georgia Conference


(Clark Atlanta University August 10, 2020) – ATLANTA, GA - Gerry L. White, Ph. D., assistant professor at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work,  delivered the keynote speech during the 2020 National Association of Social Work (NASW-GA) conference,  which took place online August 6-10, 2020. This year’s event was the first virtual conference in the organization’s history, in adhering to the health & safety guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local and state ordinances, and other health organizations in the wake of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Themed “Social Workers: Passionate and Purposeful”, the conference featured innovative workshops and keynote speeches led by accomplished mental health professionals and social workers.

On August 8, Dr. White spoke  on the topic “From the Soul of a Black Male Social Worker: Confronting the Epidemic Within the Pandemic”.  Dr. White currently serves as an assistant professor at Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University, where he teaches Social Policy and Research Methods in the doctoral program.  He has given nearly 26 years to the Social Work profession providing group and family counseling services and promoting the importance of the father’s involvement.  He is the owner of Program Evaluation Station, LLC, an organization that provides psycho-educational groups, family sessions and program evaluations.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and

development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards for social workers, and to advance sound social policies.  For additional details about the conference, visit the NASW-GA website  at

About Clark Atlanta University (CAU)

Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels.

Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson; American civil rights activist, poet and song writer, (Lift Every Voice and Sing “The Black National Anthem”; Ralph David Abernathy Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit