Dr. Catherine Gayle, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., C.C.F.C., MFLAC


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work
    Clark Atlanta University - July 2003
    Cognate/Area Specialization: Social Work Education – Administration
  • Master of Social Work
    Florida State University - April 1985
    Advanced Standing Program
    Conducted Empirical Research on Social Work in Health Settings
  • Bachelors of Social Work
    Tuskegee University - May 1984


  • Tuskegee University- Director of Social Work Program (August 2008 –present)
  • West Georgia Technical College- Director of Social Work Assistant Program
  • Miles College - Director of Social Work & Faculty Mentor
  • Lawson State Community College - Adjunct Professor
  • Talladega College - Assistant Professor of Social Work
  • Talladega Correctional Facility - Adjunct Professor
  • Voorhees College - Instructor of Social Work/Field Practicum Coordinator
  • Voorhees College - Adult Continuing Education Program & Adjunct Professor
  • Denmark Technical College - Adjunct Professo


  • Cobb County Substance Abuse Program
    Mothers Making a Change Consultant
  • Viewpoint of Metropolitan Atlanta
    Clinical Director
  • Fulton County Substance Abuse Center
    Behavioral Health
  • Grady Hospital
    Program Manager


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Georgia (1997)
  • Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor, State of Georgia (2001)
  • Certified in Non-violence Intervention 


  • Member of Council on Social Work Education (2000 – Present)
  • Member of Baccalaureate Program Directors on Social Work Education (2000 – Present)
  • Member of Alabama/Mississippi Conference on Social Work Education (2000 – Present)
  • Member of the Annual Program Planning Committee for the Council on Social Work Education (2001 – 2002,2008-2009
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated


  • Hope VI (2004-2005)
  • Lilly Grant (2002-2003)
  • Gerontological Research (2000-2001)
  • Weed & Seed Project for the City Of East Point Georgia (1998-1999)
  • Mini-Grant-Substances Abuse: HBCU Center for Excellence Morehouse School of Medicine and SAMSHA
  • Emergency Preparedness Response Grant from The State of Alabama Phi Alpha Honors Society - National Honors Society for Social Work Education
  • Alpha Omega Honors Society - The National Honors Society for Human Services
  • Selected Who’s Who Among College Professors (1994, 2008 and 2010)
  • Selected Outstanding Educator for the State of Alabama

    • Served on the Reaffirmation team for the Department of Social Work Program at Talladega College. The program was reaffirmed by the Council on Social Work Education
    • Designed self-studies document for Miles College Reaffirmation Process for reaccreditation by the Council on Social Work Education with no corrective standards from the Council.  Miles was reaffirmed for eight years as an accredited school of Social Work.
    • Designed self-studies document for Tuskegee University Reaffirmation Process for reaccreditation by the Council on Social Work Education with no corrective standards from the Council.  (2010)


  • Intro to Social Work Social Welfare Policy 1 and 2 Child Welfare 
  • Gerontology Marriage and the Family Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Anthropology Sociology Applied Research 
  • Behavior Modification Death and Dying Counseling Techniques
  • Juvenile Delinquency Social Work Practice 1, 2 and 3 Field Practicum Seminar
  • Human Services Psychology Substance Abuse 
  • Eclectic Writing Human Behavior in the Social Environment


  • Substance Abuse Conflict Resolution Group Dynamics 
  • Spirituality Gerontology Counseling behaviors
  • Teambuilding Women and Children Services
  • Continuing Ed for non-traditional learner


  • Dissertation
    A Study of Job Satisfaction Among Former Welfare Recipients Who was Participants in a Workforce Development Program in Fulton County under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
  • Wrote Book entitled, “I Did Not Ask for This”: A Candid discussion on Sexual Assault.
  • Areas of Specialization: Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Conflict Mediation and Resolution, Text Management, Individual and Group Therapy.