Charnetta Gadling-Cole, MSW, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Dr. Charnetta Gadling Cole earned her Ph.D. from Howard University School of Social Work. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina and Bachelors of Psychology from Johnson C. Smith University. Dr.Gadling-Cole has served as a summer fellow at the National Institute of Health and Frederick Douglass Visiting Scholar at West Chester University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the College of Arts and Sciences. She holds secondary appointments as a Scientist in the UAB Center for Aging and Center for AIDS Research.
Dr. Gadling-Cole has served as a scholar in the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center and UAB Geriatric Education Center. She primarily conducts research and publishes in the areas of gerontology, caregiving and international social work.
Grace Jepkemboi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Grace Jepkemboi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education. Her teaching and research interest include Child development and family relations, Curriculum development, Working with children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, Orphaned and vulnerable children, and examines Policy in Kenya since independence and their impact on literacy, poverty eradication, gender empowerment, health, and other wellbeing indicators.