Dr. Barth Yeboah, DSW
Barth. K. Yeboah is Professor of Social Work at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He holds a doctoral degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his master of social work degree from University of Delhi, India and completed his undergraduate degree with honors from Jamia Millia Islamia School of Social Work, New Delhi. Dr. Yeboah has extensive practice and teaching experience in social work. His practice and research background include runaway and homeless youth, international migration, immigrant families, domestic violence, social welfare, poverty and development and social work practice in Africa. His hobbies include photography, culinary art, fishing and poetry writing. Dr. Yeboah has extensive international travel experience.
Dr. Yeboah joined the Kutztown University Social Work Program in 1991 as an Assistant Professor teaching Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work, Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE), Social Work Practice with Individuals, Social Work Practice with Groups and Families, and Social Administration. He currently teaches both baccalaureate and the masters' students. He teaches the undergraduate Senior Seminar and the Integrated Seminar in Social Work and Advanced Theory to graduate students.
From his international perspective, Dr. Yeboah's question relates to how traditional systems inform contemporary social work practice. He has studied the matriarchal system of the Khasis, an ethnic group in Northeastern India, the helping systems of the Akans, an ethnic group in Ghana, and intergenerational issues of new immigrants in the Delaware Valley. Dr. Yeboah has published and given several conference presentations on international social work especially on issues affecting African immigrants and traditional and contemporary social work practice in Africa.
During his tenure at KU, Dr. Yeboah has served on departmental, college and university wide committees. Dr. Yeboah is committed to students and faculty retention. He is the team leader for the Social Work Learning Community working with other faculty to assist first-year students achieve academic success, maturity, and a sense of belonging in this transitory period from high school to college. He developed the social work department mentoring program and serves as mentor to new faculty joining the department. He currently serves on University Senate. He has been a member of National Association of Social Workers since 1987.