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Joshua Baldwin

Associate Professor, Social Sciences Department Chair

Joshua Baldwin

Joshua believes that students learn when they are engaged and active in the classroom. His teaching philosophy is one where he is facilitating a group discussion more than lecturing to a class. 

His area of academic focus and expertise includes forensic social work, social work practice with individuals and groups, and gerontology.

At Lesley, he teaches these courses:

  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Social Work Policy
  • Social Work Practice with Groups
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Community Mental Health
  • Contemporary Families
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment.

Joshua launched Lesley's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in Fall 2019. Joshua holds a Master of Social Work and PhD in Social Work from the University of Alabama. 


  • Martin, S., Durkin, D., Peterson, T., Baldwin, J. Martin, S., & Trask, J. (2013) Exploring the Use of Home Remedies by Elderly African Americans.  Submitted for publication in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
  • Baldwin, J., Church, W., & Wharton, T. (2012). The familial union between caregivers and the juvenile justice system. Manuscript accepted for publication at the Journal of Family Strengths.
  • Martin, S., Peterson, J., Trask, J., Peterson, T., Martin, B., Baldwin, J., Knapp, M. S. (2010).  Exploring culture and discrimination as possible factors contributing to health disparities among elderly African Americans in Alabama. Journal of Social Work in Public Health (incorporating Journal of Health & Social Policy). 25(3 & 4), 311-326.