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Lorraine M Graves

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Assistant Professor
(919) 530-6025
(919) 530-7924
201H Miller-Morgan Building


BSW/MSW Teaching & Advising

SOCW 3610 Interventive Methods I
SOCW 3620 Interventive Methods II
SOCW 5105 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
SOCW 5302 Foundation of Social Welfare and Social Work Policy (II)

SOCW 3620 Interventive Methods II
SOCW 5202 Research Methods
SOCW 5205 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
SOCW 5513 Master Research Project


Dr. Lorraine Graves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). She received her doctoral (PhD) degree from Walden University, Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, and her Bachelors of Art (BA) degree from Boston College School of Education.

Dr. Graves joined the faculty at NCCU in 2008. She currently teaches full-time in the MSW and BSW program. Prior to her current position within the Department of Social Work, she served for six years as the Director of Field Education for the MSW and BSW program. She has taught Interventive Methods I & II, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I & II, Social Work as a Profession, Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families, and Foundation of Social Welfare and Social Policy II.

Prior to coming to NCCU, Dr. Graves taught for one year at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, as Assistant Professor/Field Education Coordinator. Her practice experience includes working with children and families in multiple settings, such as, child welfare, Head Start, school base mental health, and community base mental health.

Dr. Graves research interests are African American mothers and children, faith-based community interventions, mental health disparities, spirituality and social work, and social work practice and education. She serves on a number of departmental and university committees, in addition to, committees within the Durham community.

Dr. Graves is committed to helping students develop into competent, ethical, and professional social workers. She is also dedicated to establishing partnerships with community based organizations that will enhance services to low-income children and families.

Research Interests

African American Mothers and Children; Faith-Based Community Interventions; Mental Health Disparities; Spirituality and Social Work; Social Work Practice and Education.


PhD Walden University 2014
MSW Boston College 2002
BA Boston College 2000


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