Board Members

Dr. Patrica Wilkerson

Member at Large

Dr. Patricia Wilkerson is an Associate Professor at Arkansas State University in the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Social Work. She earned a Ph.D in Social Work from Jackson State University, a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Gerontology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the field for over 30 years and is affiliated with several professional organizations.

Dr. Wilkerson was selected as a BSW faculty representative in CSWE Gero-Ed Center- National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education Curriculum Development Institute, a faculty participant in Arkansas Geriatric Education Mentors and Scholars (AR-GEMS) Summer Institute, selected for the Seventeenth National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work a The Ohio State University College of Social Work, and a Fifth Cohort participant in the St. Scholastica Institute on Aging and Social Work.


She has mentored several undergraduate researchers with Ron McNair Scholarship Program and the Center for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Wilkerson has taught college students since 1994 and teaches courses on both bachelor and graduate levels.