Mary F. Rogers Award
The Women's Studies Program is pleased to announce Dr. Dione King as the 2017 Mary F. Rogers Award winner
Women’s Studies Faculty Award—The Women’s Studies program at UWF solicited nominations and applications for the 2016-17 Mary F. Rogers Women’s Studies Faculty Award, given annually to a faculty member who has made significant contributions to the field of Women’s and Gender 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 24, 2017. We are pleased to announce Dr. Dione King, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, as the 2017 award recipient.
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.