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Department of Social Work
1339 Wahnish Way
300 Benjamin Banneker, Building B
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Merlin Langley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Contact: Room 308, (850) 599-3830
E-mail:  merlin.langley@famu.edu    

Dr. Merlin R. Langley is a tenured Associate Professor of Social Work at Florida A&M University where he directs the Behavior and Social Environment Sequence in the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. Presently, he also holds courtesy faculty appointments at The Florida State University and the University of South Florida.  He has held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, Lesley College, and Roxbury Community College.

Dr. Langley’s education and training in the behavioral sciences is interdisciplinary in nature. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in several disciplines (i.e., social work, psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy) to traditional and nontraditional students from diverse backgrounds in the United States.  His research interests are in the areas of men’s health, behavioral health, higher education of women and minorities, civic engagement among university students, aging, welfare reform, and psychotherapy process and outcome research. He has written several refereed journal articles and book chapters in the above areas as well. .

Dr. Langley is a nationally sought after social work educator and clinical psychologist and frequent guest on television and radio talk shows. With more than 24 years of experience in the fields of mental health and education, he has received a number of awards and has held numerous board, community and public service appointments. He is a member of the Council of Social Work Education, American Psychological Association, National Association of Black Psychologists, North Florida Association of Black Social Workers, and Leadership Tallahassee, Class XX. Last but not least, Dr. Langley also is the Founder and President of the Behavioral Health Center of North Florida, Inc., and an educational and mental health consulting, training, and research firm located in Tallahassee, Florida.