Dreamal Worthen is a professor in the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture at Florida A & M University. One of Dr. Worthen's areas of concentration is in the field of Agricultural Research, an interdisciplinary field that focuses on multiple areas of agricultural and rural research. Dr. Worthen's research has focused on environmental justice, the elderly, poverty and health issues in rural communities of color. Her latest article on elderly health-related issues is published in a book chapter titled "Critical Issues in Rural Health". Dr. Worthen currently serves as a member of the University-wide Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) committee. The QEP's purpose is to improve freshman level student learning in the area of critical thinking.
Worthen is the former chair of the FAMU Faculty Senate, as well as a former member of the Board of Trustees. She is an emeritus member of the Board of Directors for Elder Care Services. She has also served on boards and conducted research looking at how social decisions and responses impact the environment.