College Directory

To become a social work practitioner, educator, or researcher, you need to interact with dedicated faculty and staff. The collective experiences of the CoSW team will help develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive, inclusive environment. Indeed, if you want to make a difference, it’s best to learn from people who have made a difference.

Aimee Mau
Aimee Mau

Clinical Field Coordinator
Integrated Behavioral Health Program
mau@uky.edu

Angelica Prekopa
Angelica Prekopa
Major Gifts Officer

859-257-1161

a.prekopa@uky.edu

Ashley Cruickshank
Ashley Cruickshank
Grant Program Coordinator Principal

859-257-5860
ashley.carr@uky.edu

Ayla Al Shammari
Ayla Al Shammari
Technical Support Specialist
Carla Jordan
Carla Jordan
KY-KINS Peer Supporter
Carrie Taylor
Carrie Taylor
Administrative Support Associate

859-257-2690

Dr. Chunling Niu
Dr. Chunling Niu
Research Administrative Coordinator

859-257-2186

Dr. Courtney Lynch
Dr. Courtney Lynch
Clinical Assistant Professor
Desha Scanlon
Desha Scanlon
Field Placement Coordinator

859-257-6652

Dr. Dexter Freeman
Dr. Dexter Freeman
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Allison Gibson
Dr. Allison Gibson
Assistant Professor, Affiliate Faculty - Graduate Center for Gerontology

859-323-7319

Dr. Antonio Garcia
Dr. Antonio Garcia
Associate Professor, Buckhorn Professor of Social Work
Dr. Blake Jones
Dr. Blake Jones
Lecturer

(859) 323-0583
bljone00@uky.edu

Dr. Chris Flaherty
Dr. Chris Flaherty
Associate Professor, Constance Wilson Professor in Mental Health

(859) 257-3254

Dr. David Royse
Dr. David Royse
Professor, Joanne I. Bell Professor

859-257-6659

Dr. Diane Loeffler
Dr. Diane Loeffler
Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Program

(859) 257-3506

Dr. Janet Ford
Dr. Janet Ford
Associate Professor

859-257-6660

Dr. Julie Cerel
Dr. Julie Cerel
Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Research

859-257-8602

Dr. Justin “Jay” Miller
Dr. Justin “Jay” Miller
Dean, Dorothy A. Miller Research Professor in Social Work Education, Director, Self-Care Lab

(859) 257-5740

Dr. Kalea Benner
Dr. Kalea Benner
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Director of Graduate Studies, Doris Y. Wilkinson Distinguished Professorship

(859) 323-0586
kaleabenner@uky.edu

Dr. Karen Lawrence
Dr. Karen Lawrence
Assistant Professor

859-323-7407

Dr. Kathryn Showalter
Dr. Kathryn Showalter
Assistant Professor
Dr. Laneshia Conner
Dr. Laneshia Conner
Assistant Professor
Dr. Laura Escobar-Ratliff
Dr. Laura Escobar-Ratliff

Clinical Assistant Professor
665 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
laura.escobar-ratliff @uky.edu

Dr. Melanie D. Otis
Dr. Melanie D. Otis
Professor, Richard K. Brautigam Professor of Criminal, Juvenile and Social Justice

(859) 257-1574

Dr. Natalie Pope
Dr. Natalie Pope
Associate Professor, Director of Doctoral Programs, William H. Otis and Marquita Sivis Otis Professor in Gerontology and Intergenerational Social Work

(859) 218-2768

Dr. Sarabeth Biermann
Dr. Sarabeth Biermann
Lecturer

(859) 257-2929

Emily Nichols
Emily Nichols
Program Support

859-257- 1244
emily.nichols@uky.edu

Erin Mayhorn
Erin Mayhorn
Clinical Assistant Professor, PCWCP Coordinator

859-323-7484

Erin Smead
Erin Smead
Director of Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team

502-554-5910
ErinE.Smead@ky.gov

Gary Trumble
Gary Trumble
IT Manager

859-257-6662
trumble@uky.edu

George Humlong
George Humlong
Logistics & IT Coordinator

859-257-2106

Dr. Graeme Bicknell
Dr. Graeme Bicknell
Clinical Assistant Professor
Heidi Garrett
Heidi Garrett
Grant Program Coordinator
Jaime Wainscott
Jaime Wainscott
Undergraduate Advisor - Main Campus – Pre and Social Work Majors
Janet Doss
Janet Doss
Coordinator, School Social Work Preparation Program

859-257-8233

Dr. Jarod T. Giger
Dr. Jarod T. Giger
Associate Professor, Vernon Wiehe Excellence in Social Work Professorship

859-323-0588

Jason Paul Johnston
Jason Paul Johnston
Director of Teaching and Learning
Jeff Damron
Jeff Damron
Foster Parent Mentor Program Coordinator

859-257-9837

Jennifer Lyons
Jennifer Lyons
Grant Program Coordinator

859-257-7156
jennifer.lyons@uky.edu

Jessica Adkins
Jessica Adkins
KY-KINS Peer Supporter
Jessica Williamson
Jessica Williamson
Academic Coordinator - Hazard Campus ONLY

606-439-3557 ext. 83464

COL Jill Henderson
COL Jill Henderson
Clinical Associate Professor
Kaitlyn Brooks
Kaitlyn Brooks
Communications Coordinator

859-323-7303

Dr. Karen Badger
Dr. Karen Badger
Associate Professor– joint appointment

859-257-4040

 

Karen Bowman
Karen Bowman
Assistant Director, Training Resource Center

859-257-3196

Dr. Kathryn Arnett
Dr. Kathryn Arnett
Clinical Assistant Professor
Kathy Kleier-Coats
Kathy Kleier-Coats
Assistant Clinical Director of Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team
Kyle Phillips
Kyle Phillips
Admissions Officer
LaTasha Friend
LaTasha Friend
Fostering Success Program Coordinator

859-257-5345
llmu224@uky.edu

Laura Flowers
Laura Flowers
Part-Time Instructor
Lauren Lynch
Lauren Lynch
ASK Program Coordinator

859-257-7361
lauren.lynch@uky.edu

Lisa Casebier
Lisa Casebier
Medical Foster Care Specialist

859-257-5162

Lydia Wade
Lydia Wade
Special Events Coordinator

859-257-5208

MAJ Mark Oliver
MAJ Mark Oliver
Clinical Assistant Professor
Meagan Lederman
Meagan Lederman
Citizens Review Panel / Citizens Justice Act Task Force Program Coordinator
Melissa Lee
Melissa Lee
Clinical Instructor
Melissa Slone
Melissa Slone
Clinical Faculty, Southeast Kentucky BASW/ MSW Program Coordinator UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health

606 439 3557 Ext. 83575

Melissa Whitaker
Melissa Whitaker
Clinical Faculty, Southeast Kentucky
Michelle Amann
Michelle Amann
Assistant Director of Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams

859-801-1250
MichelleA.Amann@ky.gov

Miranda Huffman
Miranda Huffman
Program Coordinator
Missy Segress
Missy Segress
Director of Centers & Labs. Executive Director, Training Resource Center

859-257-6186

Pamela Weeks
Pamela Weeks
Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Field Education

859-257-6666

Ray Dowd
Ray Dowd
Academic Coordinator/Senior Data Analyst

859-257-3696

Regina Henderson
Regina Henderson
KY-KINS Peer Supporter
Dr. Renee Campbell
Dr. Renee Campbell
Clinical Assistant Professor, Online Field Coordinator

859-257-6649
renee.campbell@uky.edu

Sara Green
Sara Green
Graduate Advisor

859-257-1971

Sara Townsend
Sara Townsend
KY-KINS Peer Supporter
Sharon Hodge
Sharon Hodge
College Payroll Specialist

859-257-6648

Dr. Sheila Barnhart
Dr. Sheila Barnhart
Assistant Professor
Sheila Miracle
Sheila Miracle
Clinical Faculty

606-783-2409

Sheila Rentfrow
Sheila Rentfrow
KY-KINS Program Coordinator
Stephanie Ratliff
Stephanie Ratliff
Clinical Faculty, Director of the Credit for Learning Program
Stephannie Early
Stephannie Early
Recruitment Officer
Susan Bratcher
Susan Bratcher
Clinical Assistant Professor
Tamikia Dumas
Tamikia Dumas
Foster Parent Mentor Program Coordinator

859-257-8339

Teresa Murray
Teresa Murray
Clinical Associate Professor
William Messics
William Messics
Meeting & Events Coordinator
Wilma Ambrose
Wilma Ambrose
Educational Technician - FORT SAM HOUSTON ONLY

Fort Sam Houston, TX
210-221-6887

Xana Plum
Xana Plum
Administrative Services Assistant Senior

859-257-6654