Kiana Battle, PhD, LMSW
Dr. Kiana Battle is an assistant professor of social work at Chamberlain University. She brings more than 20 years of academic and social work experience to the position.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Battle served as the director of program services for the Georgia Department of Corrections, Reentry Services unit. Dr. Battle also served as an assistant professor of social work at Middle Georgia State University and an assistant professor of sociology and human services at Gordon State College.
Early in her career, Dr. Battle professionally focused on school social work and she served as a school social worker for more than a decade in both New York and Georgia. Her passion for serving others through a trauma-informed approach is evident through both her professional and personal experiences.
Dr. Battle’s research includes grief counseling support groups for children and adolescents in the public school setting and is the co-author of three published books, “Real Girls: Shifting Perceptions on Identity, Relationships, and the Media,” and “Real Girls: Reflections” and “Grief, Why Me? Why Not Me? A Journey of Self-Discovery.”
Dr. Battle has been a featured presenter at several national conferences, including the National Youth at Risk conference and the National Association of Social Workers conference.
Dr. Battle is a licensed master social worker. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Social Work degree in Social Welfare from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She also earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social Work Policy Planning and Administration from Clark Atlanta University.
Dr. Battle is also very active and engaged in her community, as she serves with her husband in ministry. She enjoys the “small” things in life, which include spending quality time with her husband and family.