F a c u l t yOffering a quality professional education in social work is the primary goal of our School. The faculty is dedicated to helping students learn in an environment in which they will be encouraged to think beyond themselves and to inquire into the most complex, yet fundamental ideas about the human condition. In addition, ideas will be tested in the arena of practical experience, through intensive field practica. The struggle with ideas followed by testing them in the real worlds provides the opportunity to explore, to grow, and to become. The role of the faculty is to support, to challenge, and to help students become professional social workers who act compassionately, thoughtfully, and ethically.
The faculty is the heart of the school. They embody that which is best about higher education- open minds, lively encounters, and high academic standards. We are very fortunate to have gathered a group of interesting, talented persons who serve as teachers, mentors, and advisors. Talk with them, get to know them, and be prepared to stretch your mind in the process.
Elise M. Fullmer, MSW, Ph.D. Professor and Director
Jenny Burroughs, MSW, Ph.D. -, Assistant Professor
Raleigh Campbell, MSW, BSW Program Coordinator (Roanoke)
Beth Deskins, MSW - Field Coordinator For Extended Programs
Rana Duncan-Daston, MSW, Ed.D. - Assistant Professor/ Program Coordinator (Abingdon)
Deneen Evans, MSW - Main Campus Field Coordinator
Michael Eversman, MSW, Ph.D- Assistant Professor
Diane M. Hodge, MSW, Ph.D. - Professor
Alice King-Ingham, LCSW, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor and BSW Coordinator
Kathleen Miller, MSW- Western Area CRAFFT Coordinator
Debora Schneller, LCSW, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor
Susan L. Schoppelrey, Associate Professor
Rhonda G. Seltz, MS - FAMIS Outreach Project Coordinator
Michael Sinclair, MSSW - Assistant Professor ,Peidmont Area CRAFFT Coordinator
Lynne M. Taylor, MSW, ACSW, Ph.D and MSW Coordinator.
Etty Vandsburger, Ph.D. - Associate Professor
Tara Brewster, Children's Advocacy Center of the New River Valley
S t a f fJenene Lewis, Office Manager
Jim Quillen, Finanical Techncian