Reflections of a Pracademic: A Journey from Social Work Practitioner to Academic

  • Larry W. Owens Western Kentucky University
Keywords: Pracademic, Transition to Teaching


This article provides a reflection on the author's transition from an experienced social work practitioner to a full-time academic, i.e., pracademic.  The article provides observations and insights on the unique challenges faced by pracademics in the academic setting.  The author provides this narrative to assist pracademics wishing to enter the academy.  As well, the article can encourage academic settings to give greater consideration of pracademics for their faculty.

Author Biography

Larry W. Owens, Western Kentucky University