Department of Social Work and Human Services

Quienton Nichols, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Quienton Nichols


Dr. Quienton Nichols is Assistant Professor of Social Work in the Department of Social Work and Human Services at Kennesaw State University and Faculty Practitioner at the KSU Community Clinic at MUST.  He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work degrees from the University of Georgia, School of Social Work in Athens, Georgia, and a Ph.D. in Social Work Administration, Planning and Social Science with a cognate in Counseling and Psychological Services from the Clark Atlanta University School of Social Work in Atlanta, Georgia.  For more than two decades, he has worked in the field of social service delivery with experience working as a counselor at Central State Hospital, Medical Social Worker at Athens Regional Hospital, Claims Representative at the Social Security Administration, and Child Protection Investigator at the Department of Family and Children Services in metro Atlanta. 


Dr. Nichols has worked as a therapist for the Department of Juvenile Justice, Social Work PRN and private faith base practices as a Clinical Therapist with local counseling agencies in metro Atlanta.  His primary areas of interest are child welfare, HIV/AIDS education and Spirituality.  He has authored a number of publications included two books that teach the infusion social work education and policy into practice; “Connecting Core Competencies:  A workbook for Social Work Students (2010) and “Advancing Core competencies: Emphasizing Practice Behaviors and Outcomes (2012).  He teaches in both the MSW and undergraduate degree programs.  His classes include Child Welfare Policy, Social Welfare Policy, and Crisis Intervention. 


Quienton L. Nichols, PhD, MSW, BC-HSP
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Phone 470-578-2449
Office:  Prillaman Hall Room 3325