Daryl V. Fraser
Associate professor in teaching
Phone: (804) 828-2822
M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
Daryl Fraser is a licensed clinical social worker and an associate professor in teaching at the VCU School of Social Work. He holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work from VCU with practice experience that spans the areas of mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and HIV/AIDS.
Daryl values transformative, student-centered learning, particularly in community-engaged learning spaces. As an instructor in the Office of Field Education, he strives to supports BSW and MSW students in connecting theory and practice skills learned in their social work coursework to their real-world/hands-on experiences at their internships with hopes to contribute to their development as competent and culturally sensitive social work practitioners. Daryl also works to accomplish this goal as the co-director of the social work study abroad course in the Dominican Republic, which is a service-learning course that examines the needs and social services system in that country.
Daryl is passionate about social justice and works to create equity for people of color and others who experience discrimination. He has demonstrated this through his various roles at the school, university, and in the community. Daryl is the current president of the Richmond Association of Black Social Workers and was the faculty advisor for the VCU Association of Black Social Workers from 2014 to 2017. He is a founding member of the Black Lives Matter Student-Alumni-Faculty Collective and is a certified trainer for Building Inclusive Communities, which trains VCU faculty, staff, and students around issues of equity, diversity, difference, and inclusion. As the result of his commitment to social justice, Daryl has been the recipient of the VCU School of Social Work’s Social Justice Award in 2016 and 2018.