Social Work
University of Mississippi

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.

Faculty

Desiree Stepteau Watson

Interim Chair of Social Work
MSW Coordinator
Associate Professor of Social Work

Yi Jin Kim

PhD Program Director
Associate Professor of Social Work

C. Shane Robbins

BSW Coordinator
Instructor in Social Work

Jennifer Lynn Buford

BSW Field Education Director
Clinical Instructor

Brian Droubay

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Daniel W. Durkin

Associate Professor of Social Work

Kristy M. Durkin

Visiting Clinical Professor

Amy K Fisher

Associate Professor of Social Work

Misa Kayama

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Na Youn Lee

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Teresa A. Lefmann

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Younghee Lim

Professor of Social Work

Saijun Zhang

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Staff

Drew D Lefmann

Coordinator Advising Recruitment and Retention
Director of Affiliation and Service Agreements, School of Applied Sciences

Chair

Desiree Stepteau Watson

Interim Chair of Social Work
MSW Coordinator
Associate Professor of Social Work

Emeritus

Susan C Allen

Associate Professor of Social Work

Carol Minor Boyd

Professor Emerita of Social Work

Debra J Moore

Associate Professor of Social Work and Field Education Director

James D. Stafford

Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work

Jo Ann O’Quin

Professor Emerita of Social Work

Graduate Assistant

Carissa Bacon

Graduate Assistant

Angela Adams

Graduate Assistant

Austin Conner

Graduate Assistant

Rashun Miles

Graduate Assistant

Jyoti Nepal

Graduate Assistant