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

Phone:  (423) 439-6011 
Office:  Lyle House Room 207

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.

Phone:  (423) 439-7895
Office:  Lyle House Room 105
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
Office:  Campus Center Building 317A
E-mail:  

 

 

Donna Cherry

Donna Cherry
Assistant Professor

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

Phone:  (423) 439-6018
Office:  Lyle House Room 203
E-mail:  

 

 

Mary Ellen Cox

Mary Ellen Cox
Assistant Professor

Ph.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

Phone:  (423) 439-3004
Office:  Campus Center Building 312B
E-mail:  

 

 

Bruce Dalton

Bruce Dalton 
Professor

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

Areas of interest: domestic violence, substance abuse

Phone:  (423) 439-6016
Office:  Lyle House Room 200
E-mail:  

 

 

Pam Davison

Pam Davison
Clinical Assistant Professor
Interim Assistant Director of Field Education

MSW, Radford University
BSW, Virginia Intermont College

Phone:  (423) 439-6005
             (423) 439-6172
Office:  Campus Center Building 313A
            Lyle House Room 209
E-mail:  

   

Dr. Dobbins

Dorothy Dobbins
Professor 

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

Phone:  (423) 439-6019 
Office:  Lyle House Room 201
E-mail:  

   

Dottie Greene

Dorothy Saxon Greene
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Utah
MSW, University of NC - Chapel Hill
BSW, Western Carolina University


Phone:  (423) 439-6569
Office:  Campus Center Building 317B
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

Phone:  (423) 439-6602
Office:  Campus Center Building 313C
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

Phone:  (423) 439-6017
Office:  Lyle House Room 205
E-mail:  

  

 

Mary Mullins

Mary Mullins
Assistant Professor 
BSW program director

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

Phone:  (423) 439-6015
Office:  Lyle House Room 103
E-mail:   

  

 

Betsy Randall

Betsy Randall
Professor  

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

Phone:  (423) 439-3341
Office:  Campus Center Building 319
E-mail:  

   

Kelly Reath

Kelly Reath
Associate Professor and MSW Program Director

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

Phone:  (423) 439-6009
Office:  Lyle House Room 206
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

Phone:  (423) 439-6014
Office:  Lyle House Room 102
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

Phone:  (423) 439-7894
Office:  Lyle House Room 104
E-mail: 

   
 

Staff   

Kirsten Swindall

Kirsten Swindall
BSW Executive Aide

Phone:  (423) 439-6006
Office:  Lyle House Room 100
E-mail:  

   
   
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MSW Executive Aide

Phone:  (423) 439-6013
Office:  Lyle House Room 100
E-mail:  
   

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Tammy Hamilton
Executive Secretary

Phone:  (423) 439-7467
Office:  Campus Center Building 314B   

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Adjuncts This Semester

 

Lynda Beatrice Anastasia

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Kimberly Dawn Garland

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Erin Lee Jones

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Rebecca Quillen

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Greta McIntosh Reath

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Shaunah Scott

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MaryAnn Hosang Smith

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Amber Street

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