Daphne King, EdD, MSW, LCSW


Dr. Daphne King is an Assistant Professor and MSW Online Program Coordinator in the Social Work Department/College of Public Health. King’s research interests are self-esteem issues in teens and adolescents, mental health concerns and treatment modalities for women of color, specifically African-American women, and the impact engagement in Christianity or spiritual practices have on self-esteem. King is an expert in treating teens and adolescents with self-esteem issues and depression and has facilitated numerous clinical and psychoeducational groups on self-esteem issues for teens. Before coming to Mason, King was an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University and a school social worker with Loudoun County Public Schools.


  • King, D. (April 2011). Love Heals all Wounds. United States: Author House. 

  • King, D. (August 2013). The Lived Experience with Christianity of Teenage African-American Females Ages 16 to 18 and Their Perceptions of Their Self-Esteem. Dissertation. Argosy University, Washington, DC. 

  • King, D. (Spring 2015). The lived Experience with Christianity and Teenage African-American Females’ Perception of Their Self-Esteem. Christian Education Journal.  

  • King, D. (Summer 2016). Kingdom Upgrade: A Next Level Shift. Nspiring Woman Publishers. 

  • King, D. (Winter 2018). The Warrington Clan: Love’s Whirlwind. United States: Dr. Daphne King. 

  • King, D. (Winter 2019). The Year of Gratitude. United States: Dr. Daphne King



  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Relations, Michigan State University
  • Master of Social Work, Grand Valley State University
  • Doctor of Education, Counseling Psychology, Argosy University