Denetria Brooks-James

The Bully: The Perpetrator & The Victim

Denetria Brooks-James, DSW, LMSW is currently the Coordinator and Assistant Professor for the Social Work Department at San Antonio College, and a full-time adjunct member for San Angelo University, also in the Social Work Department.

She currently holds a LMSW in the State of Texas, and is an active member of the Texas NASW Chapter. She is also an active member of the Texas Community College Teachers Association, (TCCTA) and serves as the TCCTA representative on her campus. She obtained her BSW and MSW at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) and her DSW at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis, MN).  Brooks-James specializes in Social Work education and is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). She uses her positive attitude, eclectic knowledge, skills and energy to encourage students, clients and colleagues to succeed.

Her passion for equity and cultural competence has led her to the scholarly interests of bullying and its impact on the African American population–particularly males–and cultural competency and equitability as it relates to the field of Social Work and in higher academia. Her experiences and expertise in cultural competency have afforded her the opportunity to present at several conferences and conduct numerous trainings.

On a personal note, Brooks-James is a mother of two grown children (a son and a daughter) and a ma-maw of three amazing grandchildren (two girls and a boy). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, crocheting and spending time with her family.