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

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) (2002)
Areas of Expertise
  • Child Welfare
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Disaster Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education

Faculty

OXFORD CAMPUS

Susan C Allen

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) (1973)
MSWSocial Work University of Texas at Arlington / Arlington Texas (1990) (1990)
PHDSocial Work University of Texas at Arlington / Arlington Texas (2001) (2001)
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) (2007)
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) (1994)
MSWSocial Work The University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (2011) (2011)
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Social Work

Jandel Mary Crutchfield

Assistant Professor of Social Work-Tupelo Campus
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) (2013)
Areas of Expertise
  • African-American Education
  • Child Welfare
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Education Policy
  • Education, Urban Education
  • Social Work

Amy K Fisher

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) (1989)
JDLaw University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (1993) (1993)
MSSWSocial Work University of Tennessee / Memphis, Tennessee (2004) (2004)
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education
  • Substance Abuse

Michele Kelly

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) (1982)
MSWSocial Work Tulane University / New Orleans, Louisiana (1985) (1985)
PHDHuman Ecology Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2007) (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

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) (1978)
MSWSocial Work University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg, Mississippi (1981) (1981)
PHDClinical Psychology The University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (2006) (2006)
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

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) (1985)
MSWSocial Work University of Illinois / Chicago, Illinois (1992) (1992)
PHDSocial Work University of Illinois / Chicago, Illinois (2003) (2003)

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

EMERITUS

 
Name Title Degrees
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Carol Minor Boyd Professor Emerita of Social Work EDD Professional Studies / Delta State University
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James D. Stafford Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work DSW Social Work / University of Alabama
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Jo Ann O’Quin Professor Emerita of Social Work PHD Psychology / University of Mississippi

 

Staff

Christy R Isom

Senior Secretary
Social Work

Email crisom@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office 209 Longstreet
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