Meet AIAFS' Expert Trainers

Joshua Kirven, Ph.D.

Joshua Kirven, Ph.D. is currently an associate professor in the Department of Social Work at Winthrop University and Part-Time Instructor at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.  He is also a Forensic Mental Health Columnist with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies.  Dr. Kirven is a research-practitioner with over twenty years of experience as an educator, therapist and community practitioner. Joshua’s research areas are fatherhood engagement and impact, neighborhood adversity and safety, prosocial youth development, and crisis impact response and behavioral health in distressed communities. He has an array of practice experience with solution-oriented, evidence-based interventions and macro programming across communities and public-private sectors in the area of socially conscious capitalism. He is a Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Hampton University, University of South Carolina, and The Ohio State University, respectively.