Title: Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morgan State University
McPhatter, an experienced social work researcher, has worked at Morgan State University for more than 21 years, serving in many roles in the School of Social Work such as associate professor, chair of the Department of Social Work and Mental Health and full professor, before being appointed interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs in 2018. McPhatter has over 35 years of teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate social work programs, and is an expert on child welfare, human behavior in the social environment, social group work, family treatment, cultural competency and clinical social work with Black families. She previously was a commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation, Council on Social Work Education; a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW); president of the board of directors for D.C.-based child welfare agency Helping Children Grow; and board member for the Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO), an agency that provides sustainable housing for the elderly, the homeless and consumers dealing with substance abuse. McPhatter also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved and Health and Social Work and has authored multiple journal and book chapters.