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Dr. Gayberyl Wesley, DSW, LMSW

Dr. Gayberyl Wesley, DSW, LMSW
Asst. Professor
Charles P. Adams, Rm 308
(318) 274-3166

Dr. Gayberyl Wesley has 11 years of social work practice and is credentialed as a LMSW. As a university professor, she has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her primary teaching is in a variety of courses addressing human behavior and the social environment, substance abuse issues in social work practice, direct practice field education, assessment and diagnostic systems, child welfare, and writing for professional social workers. Her doctoral degree is in social work, master's in social work, and bachelor’s degrees are in entrepreneurship and marketing and theology and religious studies. She has certifications in leadership and in substance abuse. Her dissertation titled: Ameliorating Compassion Fatigue with Family Caregivers: An Appreciative Inquiry examined the quality of life and well-being of family caregivers of persons with long-term health conditions, and it was published by ProQuest in 2016. Her current research interests focus primarily on student retention and substance use and mental health disorders in higher education. She is currently earning a PhD in Education with a specialization in Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy from Walden University. She is a full-time Assistant Professor at Grambling State University where she teaches face-to-face and distance learning. She also is the GSU MSW Admissions Coordinator, serves on the GSU Faculty Senate, and mentors graduate students in capstone writing. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and is an Assistant Treasurer and Executive Member of the Monroe/Ouachita Parish NAACP Chapter. She also holds memberships with numerous professional and civic organizations as well.