Garner, Darron Ph.D.

Dr. Darron D. Garner is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Prairie View A&M University with a Ph.D. in Juvenile Justice (May 2009) from Prairie View A&M University.  Additionally he has a Master of Social Work (May 2000) degree from Louisiana State University Graduate School of Social Work in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a Bachelor of Science degree (1998) in Psychology from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.   

Dr. Garner is licensed to practice clinical social work in Texas and his previous work experience includes over 6 years of service with the Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County where he served in numerous capacities including Clinical Social Worker for first time juvenile offenders and Administrator of a Home Transition Residential Program for juvenile offenders.

His areas of interest in research include Risk Factors for Juvenile Delinquency, Youth Violence, Adolescent Drug Use, and Risk for Secondary School Failure.  At Prairie View A&M he teaches Introduction to Social Work, Social Welfare and Social Policy, Juvenile Delinquency, and Human and Cultural Diversity.  Outside of the classroom he has presented scholarly work at conferences and workshops as well as written articles for publication related to racial differences in the risk factors for delinquency and culturally responsive practices in social work and education.

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