Dr. April Diaz

Assistant Professor, Social Work

April Diaz

Hawley Hall 303


Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUndergraduate Degree/ yr. awarded: BA in Political Science, Sociology minor (2008)Graduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignGraduate Degree/ yr. awarded: MSW in Social Work  – Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change concentration (2013), MA in African Studies (2010)Doctoral School: University of KansasDoctoral Degree/ yr. awarded: PhD in Social Work

Additional Education:

Certificate in Fund Raising Management – Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana UniversityCertificate in Nonprofit Board Education – BoardSourceCertificate in Nonprofit Management – University of Texas at Austin Certificate in Mediation – Prairieland Mediation CenterCertificate in Human Services Management – Network for Human Services ManagementLicensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) – Missouri – Active (2022037560)

Expertise/Research Interests

DEI and examinations of power dynamics within the context of progressive social change work in the U.S. and abroad (including nonprofit organizations, academia, and non-professionalized activist spaces)dismantling anti-youth ageism, sexism, and racism in social change effortsyouth activism, leadership, and community engagementsociopolitical empowerment and developmentintersectionality in activists’ experiences

Professional Associations

Association of Latina/Latino Social Work Educators (ALLSWE)Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)Association for Community Organization & Social Action (ACOSA)

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.