Mary F. Rogers Award

The Women's Studies Program is pleased to announce Dr. Dione King as the 2017 Mary F. Rogers Award winner

Now accepting nominations for the 2018 Mary F. Rogers Award

Women’s Studies Faculty Award—The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at UWF is soliciting nominations and applications for the 2017-18 Mary F. Rogers Women’s Studies Faculty Award. This award is given annually to a faculty member who has made significant contributions to the field of Women's, Gender, and/or Sexuality Studies at UWF. The winner of this award receives a $500 award and is invited to speak at the Annual Women’s Studies Conference on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Please submit your nominations by emailing the candidate's CV to Nominations will be accepted through February 28th, 2018. The 2018 Mary F. Rogers Recipient will be announced in March 2018. 

2017 Mary F. Rogers Recipient: Dr. Dione King, Department of Social Work

2017 Mary F. Rogers Recipient: Dr. Dione King


Dr. Dione King is an Assistant Professor in the UWF Department of Social Work, with degrees from the University of Georgia and Spelman College. She began her career as a middle school teacher in Baton Rouge which she credits as the catalyst she needed to follow her heart to social work. Dr. King’s research primarily focuses on health behaviors and health disparities that impact the adolescent and young adult life experience. Her work examines dating violence, delinquency, infant mortality, and preconception health behaviors such as substance use, mental health, sexual risk behaviors giving attention to social determinants of health and the promotion of health behaviors. In 2015, Dr. King was recognized as the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Northwest Florida unit’s Social Work Educator of the Year.