Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key
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Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key is an Associate Professor of Human Services and director of the Human Services Undergraduate Program at Old Dominion University. She is trained in recognizing and responding to suicide and in conducting psychological suicide autopsies. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Services with a focus on Social and Community Services. She also holds certificates in global health and college teaching. Her research is geared towards further defining the professional identity of human services practitioners and delineating practice with vulnerable populations. She is also an award winning international speaker, an expert in self-esteem development, adolescent suicide and vulnerable populations. As a published researcher, professor and scholar she has served as an subject matter expert delivering electrifying speeches at conferences, workshops and panel discussions. Dr. Key is known for her ability to provide action-oriented steps and research based strategies to transform and transcend her audience.