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Department Chair

Dr. Steven Soifer, Professor and Chair 
678-2615 / 678-2981 (fax)                                                   
230 McCord Hall

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Kimberly A. Brown, Administrative Assistant
678-2616 / 678-2981 (fax)
226 McCord Hall  

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 Full-Time Faculty

Kenya Anderson, Instructor/Coordinator
111 Browning Hall

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Dr. M. Elena Delavega, Assistant Professor   
678-3270 / 678-2981(fax)
223 McCord Hall 

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Dr. Susan E. Elswick, Director of MSW Field Placement & Assistant Professor
678-4722 / 678-2981 (fax)
115 McCord Hall

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Dr. Robin Lennon-Dearing, Assistant Professor         
678-3431 / 678-2981 (fax)
120 McCord Hall

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Veronica Morrow, Lecturer 
Lambuth Campus
731-425-7376 / 731-425-1916 (fax)                                                                            210 Varnell Jones Hall                                                                                       Jackson, TN 38301                                                             

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Dr. Susan Neely-Barnes, MSW Program Coordinator
& Associate Professor
678-3438 / 678-2981 (fax)
232 McCord Hall

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Dr. Gary Schneider, BA Program Coordinator
& Assistant Professor  
678-4503 / 678-2981 (fax)
234 McCord Hall

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Dr. Catherine Simmons, Associate Professor                                
678-3515 / 678-2981 (fax)
114 McCord Hall
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Dr. Lamont Simmons, Assistant Professor
678-3198 / 678-2981 (fax)
105 Browning Hall  




Laura Taylor, Director of BA Field Placement    
& Community Outreach
678-4794 / 678-2981 (fax)
112 McCord Hall

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Dr. Gregory Washington, Associate Professor
678-3466 / 678-2981 (fax)
113 McCord Hall




Adjunct Faculty

Katie Allbritten, Adjunct Faculty

Altovise Boyd, Adjunct Faculty

Jo Carter, Adjunct Faculty
Jonathan Cole, Adjuncy Faculty
Deborah Davis-Williamson, Adjunct Faculty
Belinda Hardy, Adjunct Faculty
Freda Martin, Adjunct Faculty
103F Browning Hall
Melinda Menser, Adjunct Faculty
Tomika Porter, Adjunct Faculty
Malrie Shelton, Adjunct Faculty
Christine Sinnock, Adjunct Faculty
Juanita Williams, Adjunct Faculty







The Department of Social Work resides in the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy within the College of Arts & Sciences. The Program offers the Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Work and the Master of Social Work. The BA and MSW degree are both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Both degree programs include significant work experience through field placement.

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