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Narketta Sparkman

  • Narketta Sparkman
  • Assistant Professor
  • Counseling & Human Services
  • 110 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3326
  • nsparkma@odu.edu
  • Sparkman has over 15 years in the field of Human Services. She has worked in a variety of capacities as a Human Service Practitioner. She prides herself in helping those who could not help themselves. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Services with a focus of Social and Community Services. Her dissertation is titled, “A Study of Parenting Dimension and Family Conflict in Hispanic and African American Families: Implications for Social Research”. She is currently Assistant Professor-Human Services at Old Dominion University. Dr. Sparkman is also the advisor to TUA (Aau Upsilon Alpha) Human Service Honors Society.
  • Education

    Capella University, 2012
    Major: Human Service
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Michigan, 2004
    Major: Liberal Arts
    Degree: M.A.
    Madonna University, 2001
    Major: Sociology
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Research interest include cross cultural studies on parenting and family conflict and LGBT cultural issues.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Human Service Board Certified Practitioner
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.
    Date Obtained: 2011-09-29
    Expiration Date: 2016-09-30
  • Expertise

    Parenting, Family Conflict, and Miniority Families
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Research Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: National Organization for Human Service
    Date: October 23, 2013 - October 23, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Sparkman, N.
    Quality Enhancement Plan Improving Disciplinary Writing Action Project
    Sponsoring Organization: QEP Advisory Board
    Date: September, 2013 - May, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Craigen, L. M.; Sparkman, N.; Dustin, J. C.