Carl Algood, PhD, MSW
Senior Project Specialist in MFPCarl Algood is the Senior Program Specialist for the Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP) for the Council on Social Work Education. In this capacity, he serves as the CSWE Liaison to the American Psychological Association sponsored IMFP. Carl has a passion for working with the next generation of college students and serves as a mentor and adviser to doctoral and master’s level social work fellows as well as other disciplines on their community projects and other academic areas. Among other duties, he engages in program planning, meetings, and conferences and in the recruitment and selection of new fellows to the program. Carl’s approach to work with the IMFP is rooted in a desire and commitment to assist minority fellows complete their fellowships and eventually use their training to address health disparities in underserved communities. He believes strongly in a collaborative approach with other team members and MFP partners to obtain the best outcomes for the program.
Carl has more than 20 years of experience in clinical and administrative levels of social work including work as a professor of social work at several universities teaching, mentoring, and advising students toward their career goals. Carl is also of the opinion that students should have global learning experiences. In this regard, he has accompanied students and faculty on educational visits to Havana, Cuba and has participated in faculty development seminars in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and Bahia, Brazil. He was also a scholar in the European Union Country’s - Race Ethnicity and Migrations Studies program in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Carl has received awards and recognitions, including the selection as professor of the year and as faculty of the year, while teaching in the academy where he obtained the rank of tenure at the associate professor rank. Carl is licensed as a clinical social worker and received a community service award while serving as a mayoral appointee to the first DC Board of Social Work examiners for the District of Columbia. Carl was also a gubernatorial appointee to the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners and received a certificate of completion from the Executive Directors Academy while serving as executive director of an agency serving persons with disabilities.