Faculty/Staff

Faculty

    

Paul Bagget

 

Paul Baggett
Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Tennessee
MSW, University of Georgia
LCSW, ACSW

Areas of interest: clinical social work, social work history, rural health, mental health, gerontology

Office: (423) 439 6011
E-mail:

  
  

Cheryl Bates

 

Cheryl Bates
Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
MSW, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
BA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
AA, University of Maryland European Division, Munich, Germ

Areas of Interest: Children, youth and families; juvenile sexual offender treatment, research, and policy development; research, practice, and advocacy with minority populations including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) utilization of social supports and understanding how the subtle forms of oppression and discrimination are carried out through exclusion from legislative protection and social policy.

Office:  423-439-7895
E-mail: 

 

   

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Michael L. Burford
Clinical Assistant Professor

PhD., University of Tennessee
MSSW., University of Tennessee
MS, University of Tennessee
BA., University of Tennessee
LCSW

Areas of interest:  Clinical social work, existential theory and existentially-based psychotherapy; substance use; and upward socio-economic mobility via education in Appalachia.

Phone:  (423) 439-6551
E-mail: burfordm@etsu.edu

 

 

Donna Cherry

 

Donna Cherry
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville
MSW, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
BA, Oregon State University

Office: (423) 439 6018
E-mail:

 

 

Mary Ellen Cox

 

Mary Ellen Cox
Assistant ProfessorPh.D. University of Tennessee, 2000
M.S.W. University of Tennessee, 1996
B.A. University of Tennessee, 1983

Teaching interests: Research; Practice and policy evaluation; Grief and loss; Spirituality and social work; and Diversity.
Research interests: Family foster care; Grief and loss; Spirituality and health/mental health; and the use of single-system designs in social work evaluation
http://utcmhsrc.csw.utk.edu/caseyproject/ http://www.fosterfamilyassessments.org/index.htm

Office: (423) 439 3004
E-mail:

 

 

 

Bruce Dalton

 

Bruce Dalton
Associate Professor

Ph. D., Rutgers University
MSW, University of Michigan
LCSW, ACSW

Areas of interest: domestic violence, substance abuse

Office: (423) 439 6016
E-mail:

 

 

Pam Davison

 

Pam Davison
Clinical Assistant Professor

MSW, Radford University
BSW, Virginia Intermont College

Office: (423) 439-6006
E-mail:

   

Dr. Dobbins

 

Dorothy Dobbins
Professor and BSW Program Director

Ph.D., Case Western
MSW, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
BSW, East Tennessee State University

Office: (423) 439 6019
E-mail:

 

 

Denetra James

 

Denetria James 
Clinical Assistant Professor

MSW, East Tennessee State University
BSW, East Tennessee State University
A.S., Northeast State Technical Community College

Office: (423) 439-6602 
E-mail:

 

  

Jane Maas-Brady

Jane Maas-Brady
Director of Field Instruction

MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BSW, Greensboro College

Areas of interest: field education and direct practice, especially in dialectical behavioral therapy and child sexual abuse treatment

Office: (423) 439 6017
E-mail:

  

 

Mary Mullins

Mary Mullins
Assistant Professor 


Ph.D., Norfolk State University
MSW, Radford University
BS, University of Virginia's College at Wise 
 

Areas of Interest:  social work practice with diverse populations, rural health, spirituality, values and ethics

Office:  (423) 439-6015 
E-mail:     
 
 

  

 

Betsy Randall

 

Betsy Randall
Professor  

Ph.D., University of Georgia
MSW, University of Georgia
B.A., Hope College

Office: (423) 439 3341 
E-mail:

 

 

Kelly Reath

 

Kelly Reath
Associate Professor and MSW Program Director

Ph.D., University of Georgia
MSW, University of Georgia
BA, UNC Asheville

Office: (423) 439-6009
E-mail:

  

 

Michael Smith

 

Michael Smith
Professor and Department Chair

Ph.D., Florida State University
MSPA, Florida State University
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
MSW, Ohio State University
A.B., Ohio University

Office: (423) 439 6014
E-mail:

   

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Fred Washington
Assistant Director of Field Instruction

PhD., University of Wisconsin-Madison
MSW, Walla Walla University 
LCSW

Areas of Interest:  Community organizing, empowerment and diverse populations, field education, international social work, mental health, and military social work. 

Office:  (423) 439-6005
E-mail: 

   

Brittany Wilkins

 

Brittany Wilkins
Assistant Professor, LCSW 

Ph.D., Florida State University
MSW, Florida State University
BA, New College of Florida

Areas of interest:  clinical social work, mental health, mental illness stigma, substance use and misuse, recovery models, and measurement development and validation

Office:  (423) 439-7894
E-mail:   

   
 

Staff   

Kirsten Swindall

 

Kirsten Swindall
BSW Executive Aide

Office: (423) 439 6006
E-mail:

   
   
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MSW Executive Aide

Office: (423) 439 6013
E-mail:
   

PHI ALPHA National Office

 
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Tammy Hamilton
Executive Secretary

Office:  Campus Center - (423) 439-7467 

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