Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Dorie J. Gilbert is Associate Professor of Social Work and African & African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She served as Visiting Research Scholar at the University of California at San Francisco from 2001 through 2008. Her teaching, research and community service center around her focus on Africentric interventions, culturally congruent models that utilize traditional African-centered philosophies in health and mental health promotion.

Dr. Gilbert’s work extends to West Africa, where she teaches an international social work course, Ghana: Community and Social Development,  and serves as the faculty liaison for students completing their final internships in African countries. Dr. Gilbert serves as liaison to Projects with Underserved Communities (PUC), a service-learning collaboration between UT’s International Office, Cockrell School of Engineering, and the School of Social Work. Through PUC, engineering and social work students team up to design and implement sustainable-development projects in communities across the globe. Dr. Gilbert is also Co-PI with the interdisciplinary, intercampus team of UT-TRANSFORM, a project that aims to support faculty and student-led entrepreneurship on UT campuses.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Africentric interventions, global health and mental health disparities, international development and social entrepreneurship.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Teaching History



Social Work Building


Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358