BSW Field Director/Assistant Professor of Social Work
Building/Office: Peace (PCE) 123 Slot Number: 51
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Kiana earned a bachelor of social work degree from Alabama State University, and upon graduation, she earned her bachelor’s level license (LBSW) while working as a child/adult protective social worker for the Department of Human Resources in Blount County, Alabama for over 8 years. Ms. Peoples earned a master of social work degree from the University of Alabama in 2011. During her tenure, in Arkansas, she worked for South Arkansas Regional Health Center where she was able to earn a master of social work license (LMSW) while working as a school based therapist. Her social work experiences also include being a Coordinator for a grant-funded program known as S.C.O.R.E. that provided therapeutic services to juvenile felons and their families through the state of Georgia’s Juvenile Court System and Advantage Behavioral Health Systems. Before accepting the position of BSW Field Director/Assistant Professor here at SAU, Ms. Peoples was a reserved Adjunct Faculty Instructor/Field Liaison for the University of New England School of Social Work and served as a full-time instructor and BSW Field Director in the department of social work at Alabama State University. Her research interests involve examining the disconnect in child welfare with successful kinship connections with children of color, particularly African-American children, and issues surrounding juvenile delinquency.