Ohenewaa D. White-Ra, MSW
Social Work Program Instructor
Field Education Coordinator

Professional Education

  • Currently enrolled in the Ph.D. Program at Walden University, Minneapolis, MN- 2015 – Present
  • MSW - Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - 2001
  • BSW – Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - 1994

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor, Social Work Program - Alvernia University, 2014 - Present
  • Social Work Coordinator - Alvernia University Philadelphia Center, 2014 – Present
  • Adjunct Undergraduate Instructor- Temple University, 2006-2010
  • Adjunct Graduate Instructor – Temple University, 2013-2015

Other Work Experience

  • NHS Human Services, Regional Trainer Children’s Services Division, Philadelphia, PA 2010- 2012
  • Temple University Center for Social Policy and Community Development, Assistant Director of the Philadelphia Outcomes Measurement Project, Philadelphia, PA 2006-2010
  • Community Planning Associates-Harriet Tubman Home for Girls Phase II, Executive Director, Philadelphia, PA 2004-2006
  • Temple University Center for Social for Intergenerational Learning, Project Director of Across Ages (NREPP-CSAP/SAMSHA Model Program),Philadelphia, PA 2002-2004

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Alliance of Black Social Workers
  • National Association of Black Social Workers
  • Educators for Social Responsibility

Clinical background is mainly in the field of child welfare and trauma informed cognitive behavioral therapy.  Her research interests include the role of social supports in social work practice and public health promotion with adolescent pregnant and parenting girls, and community intergenerational health and wellbeing. 


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