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Alumni Spotlight: Latoya B. Brooks-Myers '10

Latoya B. Brooks-Myers '10

PhD Human Sexuality Studies

Other Degrees

MSW, Widener University

Hometown

Manhattan, NY

Current Position

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Bennett College



My Widener Experience


why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree in human sexuality studies?

I wanted to work with individuals and communities to explore the complex issues associated with sexuality from a holistic approach. I also wanted to pursue a career in academia. As a result of my academic work at Widener, I have had a successful career as a clinician and in the academy. I have worked as an assistant professor of social work at the University of Mississippi. I'm currently an assistant professor of social work at Bennett College, a historically black college for women.

who was your favorite professor at widener? why?

I have several: Dr. Richard Cooper, Dr. Don Dyson, Dr. Tom Young, and Dr. Betsy Crane. Each professor empowered me to be a leader. They encouraged me to explore the social environment to create change. They were supportive and challenged me to be a better clinician, advocate, scholar, role model, and human being.


My Professional Experience


what advice would you give a prospective student considering your graduate program?

I would tell prospective students to be passionate about the field of sexuality studies. I would advise them to consider the dual degree program, as it gives more options to become a well-rounded professional who is licensable.

what do you like most about your current position?

What I enjoy most about being in the academy is my ability to mentor and guide future clinicians and scholars. I enjoy challenging students to think critically about sexuality and the social environment to create change. I like engaging in scholarship to remain current in my respective fields.