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Department of Social Work
1339 Wahnish Way
300 Benjamin Banneker, Building B
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Laura L. Myers, Ph.D, M.S.W. 
Associate Professor
Contact: Room 303, (850) 412-7552
E-mail: laura.myers@famu.edu

Dr. Myers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work.  She received her MSW and PhD in Social Work from the University of Georgia, and a BA in Religion and Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi.  She has taught at University of Georgia and Thomas University in Thomasville, GA.  Her research interests include child foster and kinship care, adolescent health risk behaviors, eating disorders, and cultural diversity.  Dr. Myers is currently working on two articles:  The first looks at gang activity and drug, alcohol and tobacco use among middle and high school students in a rural county in South Georgia.  The second looks at the presence of discrimination against students in social work programs across the country based on their conservative religious orientation.  She has published over 20 refereed journal articles and over 10 book chapters, and has co-authored a social work textbook, entitled “A social worker’s guide to evaluating practice outcomes."