Dr. Samson Chama obtained his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Georgia and a doctorate in social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has over 15 years of practice experience, most of which were obtained in Africa. Over the years he has collaborated with international organizations including United States Agency for International Development (USAID) focusing on HIV/ADS projects, the World Bank, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He is an Associate Professor of social work at Alabama A & M University where he is an active researcher exploring the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people’s social, economic and emotional well-being. He has authored several publications and books. His other areas of research interest include criminal justice system and its impact on minority college students, poverty, HIV/AIDS and human rights, and international education.
HIV/AIDS and Impact on Young People; Child Welfare Programming, Criminal Justice System and Racially Diverse Students, and International education