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

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

Marie Barnard Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social Work

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

BALaw American University / Washington, DC (1992)
BSPsychology American University / Washington, DC (1996)
MSEpidemiology University of Tennessee / Memphis, Tennessee (2000)
PHDPharmaceutical Science The University of Mississippi / University, Mississippi (2012)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Academic Administration
  • Community Health Promotion and Education
  • Domestic Violence
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Outcomes and Economics
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Public Health
  • Research / Grant Preparation, Evaluation & Review Processes
  • Research Methods

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

Latoya Brooks Ph.D, LCSW, CSAT-S

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social Work

Email lbrooks@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 844-5622
Office Tupelo Campus
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Degrees & Expertise

BSPsychology Howard University / Washington, DC (1998)
MAHuman Sexuality New York University / New York, New York (2001)
MSWSocial Work Widener University / Chester, Pennsylvania (2006)
PHDHuman Sexuality Widener University / Chester, Pennsylvania (2010)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Health Behavior
  • Human Sexuality
  • Sex Addiction
  • Social Work
  • Social Work, Clinical Perspectives On Codependency

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

Fontaine Buel Campbell Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work

Social Work

Email campbell@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office 301 Longstreet
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Degrees & Expertise

BASociology Mississippi College / Clinton, Mississippi (1967)
MSWSocial Work Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1971)
EDDAdministration Campbell University / Buies Creek, North Carolina (1991)
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
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education
  • Substance Abuse

James D Stafford DSW

Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work

Email swjames@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-1990
Office 303 Longstreet
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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

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

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

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

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

Christopher Simmons Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social Work

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

BSPsychology Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1994)
MSWSocial Work Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1997)
PHDCounselor Education University of South Florida / Tampa, Florida (2008)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Social Work Education

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

Jerry Watson Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social Work

Email jwatson2@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-7336
Office Longstreet
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Degrees & Expertise

MSWSocial Work University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1997)
MBAManagement Dominican University / River Forest, Illinois (2003)
PHDHigher Education Jackson State University / Jackson, Mississippi (2006)
Curriculum Vita

Staff

Lila Yvonne Killough

Senior Secretary

Social Work

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