Kimberly Williams Pettway is a Social Work Instructor in the USA Social Work Program. Prior to joining the faculty at USA, Ms. Pettway worked for more than 10 years as a social worker for the Mobile County Department of Human Resources Child Welfare Division. Ms. Pettway remains interested in child welfare, particularly child sexual abuse and child deaths. While working with children and families, Ms. Pettway also volunteered her time in the area of HIV/AIDS for the past six years. She began her involvement with HIV/AIDS as an intern with The Women’s Collective in Washington, D.C. Ms. Pettway continues to promote HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness through the Mobile Aids Coalition and is the founder of One Love HIV/AIDS Outreach. Ms. Pettway also serves as a faculty member for the National Association of Social Workers’ HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project and is a member of the National Association of Black Social Workers.
Ms. Pettway’s interests are child welfare, HIV/AIDS prevention, culture of poverty and the African American family and community structure. She holds a Master of Social Work (2004) and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice (1995) from the University of Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (1994) from the University of Montevallo.
Ms. Pettway teaches Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior and Social Environment I, Child Welfare and Field Experience.