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Geraldine Atkins-Siddiq, EdD, MSW

g atkinsAssistant Professor
Director of Field, Assistant Professor
Wesley College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
gatkins [at] desu.edu


  • Ed.D.  2019 Education (Northcentral University, San Diego, CA)
  • M.S.W.    2011 Social Work (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ)
  • B.A.  2009 Urban Studies (Rutgers University, Camden, NJ)

Post Graduate Certification

  • Customer Service Training Course, 2023
  • CITI Human Subjects Research Training, 2023
  • P&T Attendance Training, 2023
  • Blackboard Training Certificate, 2022
  • PESI Trauma Certificate, 2022
  • FUNDamentals Certificate of Completion, 2022
  • Certificate in Effective College Instruction, 2021, Association of College & University Educators (ACUE)
  • Childhood Trauma: Impact and Long­-Term Consequences, 2021
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice, 2021

Research Interests

  • Trauma associated with foster care.
  • Childhood trauma and development.
  • Transition of youth aging out of child welfare system.
  • Loss and Trauma in children and young adults
  • Self-Doubt & Self-Care

Sponsored Projects

  • 2023 Project Title: LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program: Social Work (Subaward, Primary Institution: University of Delaware)
    Role: Institutional Primary Investigator/Mentor
  • 2022 Project Title: Field Placement Licensure Prep Engagement: Teaching Innovation and Enrichment Mini-Grant
    Role: Primary Investigator

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  •  National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)
  • National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Tri-State Consortium of Field Directors