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Leona Mickles-Burns, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work
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I am Dr. Leona Mickles-Burns. I am married and have one adult son. My best vacation was to South Africa. I have a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor and Master of Social Work from Wayne State University. I taught at Marygrove College, and I have experience as a school social worker. I am a Christian, the Holy Bible is the guide for my life, and I believe all truth is grounded in God’s truth.


  • Ph.D.: Michigan State University

Memberships and Affiliations

Council of Social Work Education



School Social Worker’s HIV Attitudes and Adolescent Prevention Studies (c) Health Behavior and Policy Review
Survey Research: A Self-Completion Questionnaire: An Investigation between School Social Workers, Personal Contact, Professional Development and Attitudes toward Children Impacted by HIV/AIDS, (c) Sage Publications

Recent Research

Racial Microaggressions