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Social Work Program

Name and Education Professional Content Areas Taught Research Interests
Brenda Norman, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Social Work Program
Social Welfare Policy
Social Work Research
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Social Economic Justice
Health and Disability
Military Social Work
Medical Social Work
Young Adults
College Students
Melody Brackett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Values and Ethics
Diversity
Populations-at-Risk
Religion
Spirituality/Religion
Faith Based Policies
Kim Downing, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Social Work Practice
Social Welfare Policy
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Religion
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
African American Women Issues
Tommy Cox, MSW
Lecturer and Director of Field Education
Social Welfare Policy
Field Education
Social Economic Justice
Children
Youth
Military Social Work
Rural Social Work
Deborah Riddick, MSW
Lecturer
Social Work Practice
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Gerontology
Children
Spirituality
Elderly
End of Life Issues