Brenda Jarmon, PhD

Brenda Jarmon

Title: Founder/CEO; Retired Professor/Former Dept. Chair
Company: Sowing Seeds of Faith, Inc; Florida A&M University
Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Brenda Jarmon, PhD, CEO of Sowing Seeds of Faith and Former Chair of the Department of Social Work at Florida A&M University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and educational leadership.

Dr. Jarmon is an educational consultant, author, former professor and retired chair of the department of social work at Florida A&M University celebrating more than 30 years of expertise in her field. She was drawn to social work by her own background: a high school dropout and 15-year-old mother of two, Dr. Jarmon attended night school to finish her GED and an Associate of Arts in business management, and continued her studies at Delaware State University, completing a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1983 and a Master of Social Work in 1986. She was recruited to teach at Florida State University the following year, and began doctoral coursework in social work at Florida State University once she arrived, earning her Doctor of Philosophy in 1992. Dr. Jarmon considers earning her Doctor of Philosophy to be one of her proudest accomplishments and a testament to what anyone can accomplish with drive, patience, and support, emphasizing that “if statistics were all that mattered, I should never have gotten this far.”

In 2001, Dr. Jarmon was named Chair of the Department of Social Work at Florida A&M University, where she continued to teach, research and motivate both students and faculty until her retirement from the school in 2015. In addition to her work in higher education, Dr. Jarmon has been the CEO of Sowing Seeds of Faith, her independent, Christian faith-based consulting firm, since its establishment in 2007. With Sowing Seeds of Faith, Dr. Jarmon offers effective, Biblically-inspired coaching and management solutions for individuals, businesses and places of worship. As a respected educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Jarmon has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Ida S. Baker Distinguished Minority Educator Recognition, an Achievers Award from the Southeastern Association of Opportunity Programs and was named Professor of the Year by Florida A&M University. As a part of her commitment to her field and community, Dr. Jarmon sits on the board of the South City Foundation and remains active in the National Association of Social Workers, the National Black Child Development Institute and the Florida A&M University Retirees Club. Currently, Dr. Jarmon is finishing a memoir titled “From GED to PhD: A Must to See Faith.”

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