Michael Pearson

Michael Pearson

mcpears2@uncg.edu

Michael Pearson is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Joint Social Work program at NC A&T and UNCG. He is currently in candidacy. Michael has an MSW from IUPUI in Mental Health and Addiction and a BA from Earlham College is Leadership and Management. Michael has a long-standing history engaging Clinical Social Work practice working with a wide variety of DSM diagnosis among privileged and underprivileged populations. Within the past 7-years Michael served as a Director with a Human Service agency addressing homelessness, housing, case management planning, crisis planning, Service mapping and Financial Service Management. Currently Michael is a researcher interested in developing and implementing strategies that improve communities and lives, conceptualizing his life’s work. Michael is an advocate of Community Engaged Research and has focused many past projects on areas of Leadership, Homelessness, Housing and Policy, Community Development, Behavior & Crisis Intervention, Social Engagement, Public Health, Health Promotion, Assisting Marginalized Populations and Teaching. Michael has conducted mixed methodology research, engaging statistical data analysis. In addition, Michael has experience as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator, and evaluator engaging Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project, Community Development, Participant Action Research (PAR), Community Mapping, and Community Planning to leverage resources to empower others.