PhD, Social Work, Howard University
Cohort Four Fellow

Academic Mentor
Ruby Gourdine
Howard University/School of Social Work     

Policy Mentor
Charles Lewis, Jr.
Adjunct Associate Professor/Founder and President of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP), Howard University School of Social Work/CRISP  

Current Institutional Affiliation
Baylor University: Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Families and Family Systems, Program Evaluation, Youth Development, Regression Modeling, Mixed Methods, Phenomenology, Fathers, Low-Income Families and Individuals, Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups


Dr. Brianna P. Lemmons received her doctorate from Howard University School of Social Work in 2015. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Baylor University and was previously an Assistant Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. In 2013, Dr. Lemmons joined the Center for Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Training in Education (CREATE) in Washington, DC where she worked to evaluate a national mentoring program for black middle school boys. At CREATE, she contributed to the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation's (CYITC) inaugural Focus Point report on the state of black male youth in the District of Columbia. At CYITC she conducted data collection and analysis on issues related to children and youth. She has been awarded the William H. Cosby and Camille O. Hanks Cosby Fellowship and the Frederick Douglass Fellowship. Dr. Lemmons holds a BA in psychology from Spelman College and an MSW from Howard University.