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)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Child Welfare
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Disaster Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education

Faculty

 

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)
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
Contact

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)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Social Work

Viktor Burlaka

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Social Work

Email viktor@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7199
Office 204 Longstreet Hall / Po Box 1848
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Degrees & Expertise

EDSEnglish & French
Kyiv State Linguistic University / Ukraine (1995)
MSWSocial Work
University Kyiv Mohyla Academy / Ukraine (2003)
MSPsychology
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor, Michigan (2011)
PHDSocial Work & Psychology
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor, Michigan (2015)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Family Relations
  • Substance Abuse

John A Caldwell

Instructor in Social Work
Social Work

Email jacaldwe@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7391
Office 101 Longstreet Hall
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BSSocial Work
The University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (2003)
MSSocial Work
The University of Tennessee Knoxville / Knoxville, Tennessee (2005)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Child Welfare
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Change
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education

Jandel Mary Crutchfield

Assistant Professor of Social Work-Tupelo Campus
Social Work

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

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

Yi Jin Kim

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Social Work

Email yjkim@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 342-4765
Office 5197 W E Ross Pkwy
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Degrees & Expertise

PHDSocial Work
The University of Texas at Arlington / Arlington,tx (2014)
Curriculum Vita

Teresa Anne Lefmann

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Social Work

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

PHDSocial Work
University of Tennessee Knoxville / Knoxville, Tn (2014)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Epigenetics
  • Infant Brain Development
  • Neuroscience
  • Prenatal Stress
  • Social Work

Younghee Lim

Associate Professor of Social Work
Social Work

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

PHDSocial Work
Ohio State University / Columbus,oh (2002)
Curriculum Vita

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)
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

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
Contact

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

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

 

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
 joquin
Jo Ann O’Quin Professor Emerita of Social Work PHD Psychology / University of Mississippi

 

Staff

Drew D Lefmann

Coordinator Advising Recruitment and Retention
Social Work

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

Degrees & Expertise

MSSWSocial Work
University of Tennessee / Knoxville, Tn (2010)
Areas of Expertise
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Work

Christy R Isom

Senior Secretary
Social Work

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