Faculty and Staff

The social work faculty at Ole Miss is quite diverse in terms of educational background and work experience. Prior to joining the faculty, the instructors worked in such areas as public welfare, child welfare, mental health, gerontology, and marital and family counseling.

Chair

Daphne Sue Cain Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work

Social Work

Email dscain@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-1497
Office 201 Longstreet
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Degrees & Expertise

PHDSocial Work The University of Tennessee Knoxville / Knoxville, Tennessee (2002)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Child Welfare
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Disaster Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education

Faculty

OXFORD CAMPUS

Susan C Allen Ph.D., LCSW

Associate Professor of Social Work and Msw Program Director

Social Work

Email scallen@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office 213 Longstreet
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Degrees & Expertise

BEDSpeech Pathology Mcmurry University / Abilene, Tx (1973)
MSWSocial Work University of Texas at Arlington / Arlington Texas (1990)
PHDSocial Work University of Texas at Arlington / Arlington Texas (2001)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Community Development
  • Social Change
  • Social Work

Javier Francisco Boyas

Associate Professor of Social Work

Social Work

Email jfboyas@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office 208 Longsstreet Hall
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Degrees & Expertise

PHDSocial Work Boston College / Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (2007)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Alcohol Use, Misuse and Abuse
  • Health Behavior
  • Latina / O Health
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Preventive Health
  • Public Health
  • Quantitative Research
  • Race Relations
  • Research Methods
  • Social Capital
  • Social Determinants of Health

Jennifer Lynn Buford

Clinical Instructor in Social Work

Social Work

Email jlbufor1@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7391
Office 101 Longstreet Hall
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Degrees & Expertise

BSWSocial Work The University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (1994)
MSWSocial Work The University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (2011)
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Social Work

Jandel Mary Crutchfield

Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social Work

Email jmcrutch@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-2593
Office 303 Longstreet Hall
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Degrees & Expertise

PHDSocial Work Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2013)
Curriculum Vita

Amy K Fisher J.D., LCSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social Work

Email afisher@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office 205 Longstreet
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Degrees & Expertise

BAPolitical Science Converse College-Spartanburg, South Carolina (1989)
JDLaw University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (1993)
MSSWSocial Work University of Tennessee / Memphis, Tennessee (2004)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education
  • Substance Abuse

Michele Kelly Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social Work

Email mkelly@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office Social Work
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Degrees & Expertise

BSBiology Loyola University / New Orleans, University (1982)
MSWSocial Work Tulane University / New Orleans, Louisiana (1985)
PHDHuman Ecology Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2007)
Areas of Expertise
  • Children and Youth Refugees
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Family Relations
  • International Social Work
  • Qualitative Research
  • Refugee Resettlement
  • Research Methods

Debra J Moore Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work and Field Education Director

Social Work

Email dmoore@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-5736
Office 203 Longstreet
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Degrees & Expertise

BSWSocial Work Mississippi State University / Mississippi State, Mississippi (1978)
MSWSocial Work University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg, Mississippi (1981)
PHDClinical Psychology The University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (2006)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Academics / Diversity & Inclusion
  • Children and the Law, Juvenile Delinquency
  • Children and the Law, Parent and Child
  • Children and the Law, School Issues
  • Psychological Assessments and Interventions, African-American Adolescents
  • Psychological Assessments and Interventions, Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Psychological Assessments and Interventions, Victims of Sexual Assault
  • Social Work
  • Social Work, Clinical Perspectives On Codependency

DESOTO CAMPUS

Desiree Stepteau Watson DSW

Associate Professor of Social Work

Social Work

Email dswatson@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office 205 Longstreet
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Degrees & Expertise

BSCriminal Justice Loyola University / Chicago, Illinois (1985)
MSWSocial Work University of Illinois / Chicago, Illinois (1992)
PHDSocial Work University of Illinois / Chicago, Illinois (2003)
Curriculum Vita

TUPELO CAMPUS

Christopher Shane Robbins

Instructor in Social Work

Social Work

Email srobbins@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 844-5622
Office 1918 Briar Ridge Road, Rm 239a
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Degrees & Expertise

BAPsychology Southeastern University / Lakeland, Florida (1993)
MSSWSocial Work University of Tennessee Knoxville / Knoxville, Tennessee (2001)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Administration, Mental Health and Social Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Welfare Supervision
  • Social Work
  • Social Work, Welfare Reform

EMERITUS

Carol Minor Boyd Ed.D., LCSW, ACSW

Professor Emerita of Social Work

Email cboyd@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office 208 Longstreet
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Degrees & Expertise

BASocial Work Delta State University / Cleveland, Mississippi (1979)
MSWSocial Work University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg, Mississippi (1981)
EDDProfessional Studies Delta State University / Cleveland, Mississippi (2003)
Areas of Expertise
  • Academic Administration
  • Social Work

James D Stafford DSW

Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work

Email swjames@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office 211 Longstreet Hall
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Degrees & Expertise

BAPublic Administration University of Mississippi / University Mississippi (1975)
MSWSocial Work University of Tennessee-Knoxville / Knoxville Tennessee (1978)
DSWSocial Work University of Alabama / University Alabama (1991)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Social Work
  • Social Work, Clinical Perspectives On Codependency
  • Social Work, Welfare Reform

Jo Ann O'quin Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Social Work

Email joquin@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7199
Office 204 Longstreet
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Degrees & Expertise

BAPsychology Arkansas Tech University / Russellville, Arkansas (1976)
MAPsychology University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (1980)
PHDPsychology University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (1982)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Aging
  • Caregiving
  • Gerontology
  • Gerontology, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
  • Gerontology, Caregiving Issues
  • Psychology
  • Psychology, Alzheimer's Disease
  • Psychology, Health Care and Problems of Care Givers

Staff

Lila Yvonne Killough

Senior Secretary

Social Work

Email ynewman@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office 211 Longstreet
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