Title: Professor of Social Work and
Chair, Department of social work
Degrees: B.A. Social Work, Memphis State University, 1973
MSSW, University of Tennessee, 1976
Nashville, TN 37212
Unique Qualifications for Secretary:
One might question the uniqueness, but I am a "rule follower". If you tell me to do something, (unless illegal
or immoral), I'll do it. It seems that quality would make a good secretary. I will attend the meetings, I will write the
reports in a timely fashion, and I will distribute copies. If other duties are assigned to me, I will do them.
Past/Current involvement with BPD:
Since 1986, I have attended all but two BPDs. I have presented papers and served as moderator at several BPDs.
What I can contribute:
Because I have attended so many BPDs, and have gained so much, I think it is time to do something to give back. The many
people I have met through BPD who have become friends, the countless help with the accreditation process, course development,
understanding of issues and process, have all come together to give me a deep appreciation of BPD. Undergraduate social work
education is what I have lived and breathed for the past 22 years. I began my journey as an instructor, so I have experience
with each academic rank. I have a good idea of what we want our graduates to look like as social workers and I continue to
strive for that goal of educating future social workers.