Faculty/Staff

Faculty

Lynda Anastasia   Lynda Anastasia
Assistant Professor

MSW, University of Pittsburgh
Areas of interest: social welfare policy, diverse populations, groups, macro practice

Office: (423) 439 7895
E-mail:
     
  
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
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:  423-439-6462
E-mail: 

     
  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 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

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:
   
 

Kim Denton
Lecturer
Title IV-E BSW Coordinator

MSW Virginia Commonwealth University
LCSW


Areas of interest: child welfare, clinical social work, mental health, elderly services, and social work education

Office: (423) 439 3007
E-mail:

   
  Dorothy Dobbins
Professor

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

Office: (423) 439 6019
E-mail:
   
Kirsten Swindall-Picture not available  
Denetria James
Adjunct

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

Office: (423) 439 3003
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:
   
Karen Martin   Karen Martin
Assistant Director of Field Instruction

MSW, Radford University
BS Education, University of Tennessee
Areas of interest: child welfare, field education

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

Assistance 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) 439-3003
E-mail:   


   
  Betsy Randall
Professor and MSW Program Director

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

Office: (423) 439 6015
E-mail:
   
  Kelly Reath
Associate Professor and BSW Program Director

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

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

   
 
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:
   
 
Brittany Wilkins

Assistant Professor

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

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
BSW Executive Aide

Office: (423) 439 6006
E-mail:
     
Kirsten Swindall-Picture not available   Helen Mock Jones
MSW Executive Aide

Office: (423) 439 6013
E-mail:

   

Title IV-E

   
     
 


Liz Cutshaw
Professional Development Specialist

M.A.- Organizational Management -Tusculum College
LBSW- East Tennessee State University

Areas of Interest:   Department of Children’s Services In-Service and Resource Parent training, Performance Management, Ethics, Conflict Management

Office: (423) 262 9136
E-mail:

   
 

Michelle Hathaway
Professional Development Specialist

MSW - East Tennessee State University
BSW - East Tennessee State University
LAPSW

Areas of interest: Resource Parent Training, Child Sexual Abuse, Human Sexuality, LGBTQ

Office: (423) 302 0280
E-mail:

   
 
Bethany Parr
Professional Development Specialist 

MSW, East Tennessee State University
BSW, East Tennessee State University
BS Psychology, East Tennessee State University

Areas of interest: child welfare, Pre-Service Training for new DCS staff

Office: (423) 676 9573
E-mail:
   
 
Janel Seeley
Director of Professional Development IVE 


MA, Adult Education- Appalachian State University
BSW, St. Cloud State University
Currently PhD student in Educational Psychology – UT Knoxville

Areas of interest: Performance Management, Conflict management, Cultural Diversity, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Justice, Adult education


Office: (423) 426 6619
E-mail:
   
 


Tracy Watkins

MSW East Tennessee State University
BS Psychology Cumberland University
LMSW

Areas of Interest: Child Welfare, Working with families, Child Protective Services, Child Sexual Abuse, DCS Pre-Service and In-Service, Assessment and Planning Integration, Working with Supervisors, Policy, and Ethics


Office: (423) 200 9669
E-mail:
   
 

Tiffany J. Wilson
Professional Development Specialist


MSW: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BSW: Appalachian State University
Special Interests: Child Welfare

Office:  (423) 483-7015
E-mail: 

   

Retired Faculty

   

Patty Wahlberg

  Patty Gibbs Wahlberg
Emerita Professor

Ed. D., West Virginia University
MSW, West Virginia University
Areas of interest: professional values and ethics, diversity studies, gatekeeping in social work education, social justice

Office: (423) 439 6009
E-mail: