Dezette C. Johnson, Ph.D., an associate professor and director of field education in the School of Social Work at Johnson C. Smith University. Dr. Johnson received her undergraduate degree in social work from East Carolina University and a Master of Social Work from Norfolk State University. She earned her doctorate degree in social work from Norfolk State University. Her research area of interests include teen dating violence, trauma recovery, field education, program evaluation, and complementary alternative modalities. Dr. Johnson has been awarded various grants in gerontology, technology, field education, and domestic violence.