Dr. Dennis Kimberley designated professor emeritus

Sep 18th, 2019

Laura Woodford

Dr. Dennis Kimberley
Dr. Dennis Kimberley designated professor emeritus

A professor emeritus or emerita is a retired member of the faculty who has served at least 10 years as a regular full-time faculty member and held the rank of professor upon retirement. The main nomination criterion is a sustained and superlative record as a scholar, as a teacher or as an academic administrator or any combination of these.

Candidates are nominated by their academic units and the nominations are then reviewed by the Senate’s Committee on Honorary Degrees and Ceremonial. The candidates must then be approved by the university’s Senate and Board of Regents.

Dr. Dennis Kimberley was a faculty member in Memorial’s School of Social Work from 1985 until his retirement in 2017. He taught at the BSW, MSW and PhD levels and chaired master’s and doctoral committees. He initiated and taught courses addressing topics such as child protection assessment and treatment; child-youth exploitation; addictions assessment and treatment; and PTSD and complex trauma assessment and treatment. He supervised and mentored numerous graduate social work students and also acted as director of the school’s successful Inuit Bachelor of Social Work Program delivered in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government.

Working with abused, exploited and traumatized children and their parents, foster parents, adoptive parents and residential parent surrogates since 1966, Dr. Kimberley has also been an addictions services trainer, clinical supervisor, director of one of the largest community-based outpatient addictions programs in Canada, university instructor, consultant and trainer to various children and youth services organizations, social work education consultant and expert consultant in court.

Dr. Kimberley has contributed greatly to the development of community leaders with graduate social work degrees, including imparting the knowledge to increase public awareness and help address the needs of many vulnerable, marginalized and oppressed populations.

Dr. Kimberley holds a BA from Carleton University, an MSW from McGill University and a PhD from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Kimberley will be recognized during Memorial’s fall 2019 convocation ceremony.