Dr. Alan Kirk is a professor of social work, and served as the Chair of the Human Services Department from 2001 to 2008.
His professional practice background includes service with the U.S. Air Force, the Veteran's Administration, and full time private practice in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale metropolitan area. His writings and research are published in several books and national journals including NASW, the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, and AdultSpan. Dr. Kirk has written several training programs that have been implemented by federal and state governmental organizations. The focus of these training curricula includes leadership, organizational development, case management services, and crisis screening/critical incident debriefing. He currently teaches leadership and research courses at KSU.