Department of Social Work and Human Services

Ardith Peters, Ph.D.

Dr Ardith Peters

Dr. Ardith Peters is an Associate Professor in the department of Social Work and Human Services.  She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University; her undergraduate and master’s degrees are from Northern Illinois University and Wheaton College. 


Dr. Peters spent 10 years as Director of Planning & Evaluation and Grants Manager in the Atlanta Public Safety/Police Departments.  These experiences, as well as a childhood spent abroad, have had a formative effect on her research and teaching.  Her research interests include poverty, violence, and issues of women and children.  Her international interest is focused on Africa, and she serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for African & African Diaspora Studies. 

Dr. Peters teaches in both the MSW and undergraduate degree programs.  Her courses include Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Human Socialization, Poverty and Culture, and Nonprofit Administration. 



Phone: 470-578-3079