Brianna P. Lemmons joined Baylor University’s Garland School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor in the Fall 2018. Dr. Lemmons is also a Minority Serving Institution Fellow with the American Evaluation Association and has extensive experience in the area of program evaluation, having served as an evaluator for organizations such as Concerned Black Men and The Dovetail Project, a teen fatherhood program in inner-city Chicago.

Previously, Dr. Lemmons served as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Howard University School of Social Work. Currently, her research focuses broadly on the structure and functioning of African American families, and more specifically on predictors of non-resident African American father involvement.


Her future lines of research will explore the role of spirituality in fathering and effective pedagogies for delivering research related content in social work programs. Dr. Lemmons received her doctorate in social work and master’s in social work from Howard University School of Social Work and her bachelor's degree in psychology from Spelman College.

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