Prof. A. Christson Adedoyin, MSW, MATS, PhD, is currently a Professor of Social Work in the Department of Social Work, School of Public Health at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. His research interests include Program Evaluation, Public Policy Analysis, Social Welfare Analysis, Integration of Faith and Learning (IFL), Spirituality in the Workplace, Social Entrepreneurship, Police-Community Relationships, Technology and Social Welfare Services Delivery and Faith-Based Interventions to address Socio-Economic and Health Disparities among African Americans, African Immigrants, and African Refugees. He currently serves as the grant program evaluator for three nationally funded research grants by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). He is a recipient of the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Scholars Fellowship Program, and serves as a board member of local, national, and international non-profit and professional organizations. He a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the Council on Social Work Education to mention a few. He has presented at both national and international conferences in his areas of research interests and expertise.
Degrees and Certifications
- PhD, Social Work, University of Kentucky
- MSW, Social Work, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- MATS, Theological Studies, Samford Unversity
- BSc , Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Studies, University of Wisconsin-Stout
- Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion, Cornell University
Awards and Honors
- Outstanding Scholarship Award, School of Public Health, Samford University (2023)
- 8th Annual Florence W. Vigilante Award for Scholarly Excellence in recognition of the Best article published in 2019 in the Journal of Teaching in Social Work. (2020)
- Selected Participant for the Council on Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute (M-E LDI) (2019)
- Fellow of the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) program by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (2018)
- One of the 12 Nationwide Selected Doctoral in Social Work Dissertation Awards for the 24th Annual National Symposium on Doctoral Research at Ohio State University (OSU), Ohio on 4/20/2012. National Symposium on Doctoral Research. (2012)
- University of Kentucky Lyman T. Johnson “Torch of Excellence Award” (2011)
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Certified Site Visitor and Member
- American Evaluation Association (AEA), Member
- Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Member of the Editorial Board
- Journal of Social Work and Christianity: An International Journal. , Member of the Editorial Board
- Christ Health Center (CHC) Woodland, Birmingham, Alabama, Board Member
- East Lake Initiative (ELI), Birmingham, Alabama, Board Member
- School Ministries of Alabama (SMA), Alabama, Board Member
- Redeemer’s Center for Entrepreneurship Development (RECED), Board Member
Program Evaluation, Public Policy Analysis, Social Welfare Analysis, Integration of Faith and Learning (IFL), Spirituality in the Workplace, Social Entrepreneurship, Police-Community Relationships, Technology and Social Welfare Services Delivery and Faith-Based Interventions to address Socio-Economic and Health Disparities among African Americans, African Immigrants, and African Refugees
Program Evaluation, Public Policy and Social Welfare Analyses, Integration of Faith and Learning (IFL) and Spirituality in the Workplace, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprises and Social Impact, Police-Community Relationships, Faith-Based Interventions to address Socio-Economic and Health Disparities among African Americans, African Immigrants, and African Refugees, Telemedicine, Teletherapy, Technology and Social Welfare Services, Learning and Development (L&D) and Career Development Across the Lifespan
- Adedoyin, A.C.A., Amutah-Onukagha, N., & Jones, C.D. (Editors). (2023). Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation: Visions and Voices of Emerging Scholars. San Diego, CA, Cognella Incorporated
Adedoyin, A.C.A., Moore, S. E., Copeland, R., & Folaranmi, O. O. (2021). Integration of faith and spirituality in social work education: A systematic review of evidence in the last 35 Years (1985-2020). Social Work & Christianity, 48(3), 288-307.
Adedoyin, C., Sherr, M. E., Oladipo, S. E., & Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. (2021). COVID-19, social distancing, and effects on human behavior. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 31(1-4), 1-2.
Robinson, K., Adunlin, G., Reeves, L., McClelland, T., Adedoyin, A.C.A., Broeseker, A. (2021) Pharmacist interventions in the management of blood pressure control and medication adherence to antihypertensive medications: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Pharmacy,34(3):480-492
Moore, S.E., Adedoyin, A.C.A., & Robinson, M.A. (2018). Police and the unarmed black males crisis: Advancing effective prevention strategies. (Eds.). New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Jackson, M., Adedoyin, A.C.A., & Winnick, S. (2020). Pica disorder among African American women: A call to action and further research. Social Work in Public Health, 35(5), 261-270
Perry, A. & Adedoyin, A.C.A (2020) A systematic review of effective educational interventions to address prison recidivism among African American males. Journal of Criminal Justice Professional (1), 1, 70-78.
Adedoyin, A.C.A., Moore, S.E., Robinson, M.A., Clayton, D., Boamah, D., & Harmon, D.K. (2019). The dehumanization of black males by police: Teaching social justice-black life really does matter!" Journal of Teaching in Social Work 39(2), 111-131.
Boddie, S.C., Kyere, E., & Adedoyin, A.C.A. (2019). A meta-theoretical framework for understanding educational disparities of black youths in the United States: Implications for social work. Urban Social Work, 3(2), 187-206.
Robinson, M.A., Jones-Eversley, S., Moore, S.E., Ravenell, J., Adedoyin, A.C.A. (2018). Black male mental health and the Black church: Advancing a collaborative partnership and research agenda. Journal of Religion and Health 57(3),1095-1107.
Jones-Eversley, S., Adedoyin, A.C.A., Robinson, M.A., & Moore, S.E. (2017). Protesting Black inequality: A commentary on the civil rights movement and Black lives matter. Journal of Community Practice, 25(3-4), 309-324.
- Moore, S.E., Adedoyin, A.C.A., Brooks, M., Robinson, M.A., Harmon, D.K., & Boamah, D.A. (2017). Black males living in an antithetical police culture: Keys for survival. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 26(8), 902-919.
- Adedoyin, A. C. A. (2016). Deploying virtual communities of practice as a digital tool in social work: A rapid review and critique of the literature. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 35(3), 357-370.
- Moore, S.E., Robinson, M.A., & Adedoyin, A.C.A. (2016). Introduction to the police shooting of unarmed African American males: Implications for the individual, family, and the community [Special Issue]. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 26(3-4), 247-250.
- Adedoyin, A.C.A., Sherr, M.E., Adedoyin, O.O., Royse, D., Jackson, M.S., & Adu- Boahene, A. (2015). The characteristics of effective cancer education media interventions among African Americans: A systematic review. Journal of Evidenced-Informed Social Work,13(4), 331-344
- Adedoyin, A.C.A., Bateman, L.R., Clark, K.O., Carley, E., & Whitefield. S. (2023). Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction: A Qualitative Study of Violent Crime Reduction in Bessemer, Alabama. 40th Annual Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) Conference, March 31, 2023, Sheraton/BJCC Birmingham, AL, USA.
- Bateman, L.R., Adedoyin, A.C.A., Clark, K.O., Carley, E., & Whitefield. S. (2022). A qualitative study examining community perceptions of violent crimes and solutions: Building a better Bessemer. Southern Sociological Society 2022 Annual Conference (April 6-9), The Birmingham Sheraton, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
- Adedoyin, A.C.A (2019). CSWE Council on Global Council. Presentation on Evaluation Experience Designing qualitative data protocols for the process evaluation and data collection stages of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Niger Irrigation and Market Access Project Evaluation. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM) (October 24-27, 2019), Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado.
- Adedoyin, A.C.A, Ali. A., Chavez, N.R., Ng-Osorio, J., & Hernandez, A.E. (2018). Youths speaking truth to power in Nigeria, Chicago, California, and Hawaii: Contexts for empowerment and culturally responsive evaluation. Presented at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference (October 30-November 3, 2018), Cleveland, Ohio.