Dr. Denise King graduated as a Hartford Foundation Geriatric Doctoral Fellow from the University of Maryland-Baltimore. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University and is also an alumnus of Tennessee State University. She has taught undergraduate social work and graduate social work and gerontology courses for the past 14 years. As an instructor, she has taught a variety of classes, including Intercultural Communications, Human Diversity and Social Justice, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work Practice, Social Welfare Policy, Statistics for the Social Sciences, and Social Work Research Methods. She has a 38-year social work history that includes social work education, research, and direct practice. Dr. King’s experiences include work with a variety of populations, including those with chronic mental illness; older adults; African Americans; and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) individuals. In addition, she has a passion for working with older adults, and she has specific expertise in working with the caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. King is a member of NASW and was a founding board member of SAGE (Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Metro St. Louis.