Prof. Tiffany Combs Boykin

Dr. Tiffany Boykin, MSW, PhD 

Dean, School of Community Ministry
Professor of Social Ministry
At Risk Youth Specialist
Missions Experience: USA

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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Advanced Studies in Human Behavior, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Divinity, Concentration in Missions & Evangelism, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Master of Social Work, Concentrations in Individual, Child, Family & Group; Clark Atlanta University,Atlanta, Ga
  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Work, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC

Doctoral Dissertation (in progress)

  • Experiences of Resiliency in African American Youth: A Phenomenological Study

Master of Social Work Thesis

  • An Exploratory Descriptive Study of Parenting Styles of Truant and Non Truant Adolescents

Additional Training

  • Coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy, Amridge University, Montgomery, AL
  • Professional Development Off-Site Training, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI
  • Officer Leadership Training, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI
  • Navy Chaplains Basic Training, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI

Certifications / Continuing Education

  • Child Protection Course, Child physical & sexual abuse prevention/intervention training, Clinton, MD
  • Director Child Care Certification, Prince George's Community College, MD
  • Lead Teacher / Senior Staff Certification, Prince George's Community College, MD
  • Licensed Child Care / Camp Director (ages pre-kindergarten to 18), State of Maryland

Teaching Specializations

  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Human Behavior
  • Resilience in Youth and Youth Issues

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Assistant Pastor for Youth, Child Care Director & Counselor, ICTP Ministries, Balitmore, MD
  • Counselor, Military OneSource, Ceridian, Arlington, VA
  • Staff Chaplain, Veterans Hospital, US Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Chaplain, United States Navy Chaplain Corps, Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Chaplain, Crestview Nursing Facility, Atlanta, GA
  • Social Worker / Case Manager / Outreach Worker, West End Medical Centers, Atlanta, GA
  • Behavior Aid, Keeping Families Together, CHRIS Homes, Atlanta, GA
  • Counselor / Cottage Life Supervisor, Lorenzo Ben, Atlanta, GA

Research Presentations

  • “The Beloved Interfaith Community, Watt Buddha Bucha Buddhist Community,” Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
  • “The Oromo Ethiopian Community ECLA,” Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
  • “Female Genital Mutilation/ Female Circumcision,” Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • “Afro-American Contributions to Social Work,” Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • “Role Playing — Client Case Worker Meetings,” Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Community Service

  • Catherine Wall 5K Walk, St. Mary’s School of Piscataway, Clinton, MD
  • Read Coast to Coast Volunteer (pre-kindergarten-8 th grade), St. Mary’s School of Piscataway, Clinton, MD
  • Grandparents' Day Volunteer , St. Mary’s School of Piscataway, Clinton, MD
  • Faith Factor HIV/AIDS Project Volunteer, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
  • AIDS Walk Volunteer, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Special Recognitions

  • Naval Achievement Medal, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor, HI
  • National Defense Medal, Naval Station Newport, Newport Rhode Island
  • UNCF Bessie Irene Smith Scholarship Program Award, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA