Chima, Felix Ph.D.

Felix O. Chima, PhD, MSW, MBA, is Director of Social Work Program and Professor of Social Work at Prairie View A&M University. He was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses. Dr. Chima’s substantive interest areas are Occupational Social Work, Social Policy and Analysis, Organizational Theory, Social Work Administration, Health and Mental Health, Gerontological Research, Generalist Practice, and Children and Families. He has many years of teaching, research, and service experience at the state, national, and international levels.

Dr. Chima has published extensively in a variety of leading professional and academic journals, including the Journal of Intergroup Relations, Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, Journal of Health & Social Policy, Journal of Emotional Abuse, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Journal of Applied Counseling, and many others. He serves on the Editorial Board of several scholarly publications. Dr. Chima earned his PhD in Social Work and an MSW from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia. He holds an MBA from the Atlanta University, and received his BA in Business Administration from Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska.

His early career, prior to entering academia, was in business and human resource   management in hospital, factory, and in public transportation industry. He served the City of Atlanta as Director, Office of Citizens Employment and Training, an extensive federal- state-local job training and placement program, as well as in the position   of Social Services Coordinator.