Faculty

Javier Campos, MSW

Javier Campos, MSW

Instructor

Credentials:

Faculty Fellow in Social Work and Ethnic Studies

Javier Campos received his Master's in Social Work from the University of Utah where he also received his Bachelors in Social Works and a Bachelors of Arts in Teaching Spanish. He teaches at Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. During his academic career he had the opportunity to travel to Ghana and Mongolia to participate in Social Work research and present to university students as well as local and governmental organizations.

For the last ten years he has been working with nonprofit organizations as an instructor and program coordinator which serve disenfranchised communities in the areas of Glendale and North Salt Lake. He has developed curriculum and delivered programs centered around increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors for youth and families.

He was born and raised in Colombia, South America. He has been married for nineteen years and has two kids.

Currently he is pursuing his PhD in education at the University of Utah.  His area of interest is “The Effects of Mental Health on Higher Education Among the Latinx Community.”  During his spare time he loves to cook, write poetry and spend time with his biggest treasure: his family.

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

AAB

Room:

237G

Phone:

801-957-4546

Email:

Javier.Campos@slcc.edu

Juone Kadiri

Juone Kadiri

Instructor

Credentials:

Juone Kadiri, PhD

Dr. Juone Kadiri pursued her Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University. As a part of her dissertation research, she conducted in-depth family and individual interviews with multigenerational Ghanaian families in the Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland. After working for four years she returned to school to earn a Master’s of Social Work from The University of Georgia with a concentration on Community Empowerment and Program Development. Her final MSW project provided a review of Ghana’s policy of dual citizenship and the implications for the African heritage people in the Diaspora. Lastly, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and received a Bachelor’s in Social Work.  

She has a diverse professional experience working with families in their homes, health care facilities, and schools. Her career began as a medical social worker in the Women’s division at UAB hospital. She helped families prepare for taking their newborn babies home and also connected them to community programs when they needed additional support.  She co-created a bereavement program for families that experienced the loss of an infant.  She continued her work with multicultural families in a prevention program that provided home based parenting support called Healthy Families Fairfax.  Dr. Kadiri supported five sites with training and technical support.  In an effort to address the disproportionality data in the county, she designed and implemented a program specifically to engage and work with African American families in Fairfax County.  Training professionals to work with diverse populations became an area of interest. She continued her career by partnering with families, in their homes to create educational, developmental and parenting goals. Lastly, in the last four years she taught in urban schools where she taught Pre-K to 8th graders. She utilized her social work skills and knowledge to as well as her love of teaching to provide holistic support.    

Her main research and teaching interest includes educating students and professionals to work with diverse groups.   Researching and exploring identity development and culture and studying the heterogeneousness of identity and identity formation amongst the African Diaspora is a passion. The research has focused she is involved in analyzes the ways in which Ghanaians perceive, construct and negotiate identity and culture in the context of dominant Western culture, by exploring the utilization of literature, music, media and film to construct and reinforce identities. To that end she enjoys teaching and research to enhance the understandings of the complexity of the changing world, and the dynamics and diversity of the world community.

 

 

 

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

Academic and Administrative Building

Room:

237F

Phone:

801-957-3816

Email:

Juone.Kadiri@slcc.edu