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Kim Flournoy DiJoseph

Director of student success and associate professor in teaching

Email: kfdijoseph@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-9335

M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University

Kim Flournoy DiJoseph is the director of student success and associate professor in teaching. DiJoseph brings clinical practice, course development, teaching and advocacy experience with an emphasis on intersectionality and the contextual continuum of violence on children and families. Her trauma-informed consultant work focused on the development of strategies and facilitation of processes to achieve meaningful organizational culture change.

As the inaugural director of student success for the VCU School of Social Work, DiJoseph developed and implemented undergraduate and graduate professional advising, recruitment and retention initiatives that include enhanced academic and social supports and increased student engagement and communications. DiJoseph's previous experience in organizational development, families experiencing trauma and the effects of trauma work on practitioners solidified her commitment to practitioner self-care and wellness and informs her holistic view of working with social work students. She recently held the position of associate director for policy and programs for the VCU Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation.

Prior to working in higher education, DiJoseph was the director of children’s services at Safe Harbor, a domestic violence program in Richmond, Virginia. While there, she provided leadership in the development of comprehensive services to include expansion into their community counseling program. A native of eastern North Carolina, DiJoseph enjoys Faulkner, the ocean, punk rock music and has strong opinions about barbecue.

Notable awards, honors and appointments

  • Advising Administrator Certificate of Merit, National Academic Advising Association (2015)

  • Blue Ribbon Award, Statewide Child Advocate of the Year, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (2007)

Selected publications

Flournoy, K.L. (2008). Brain Work. In Lowenstein, L., ed. Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques. Ontario: Champion Press, 4.

Flournoy, K.L. (2008). Power Pies. In Lowenstein, L., ed.  Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques. Ontario: Champion Press, 78.