Faculty & Staff

Dr. Denise Green

Denise Marcella Green. Ph.D., L.C.S.W., PIP

Dean, College of Health & Human Services
Professor

135 College View
Troy Campus
dmgreen@troy.edu
(334) 670-3712

Discipline – Human Services, Social Work

 

Rebecca Blankenship

Rebecca Blankenship, M.S.W.

Lecturer

103 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
rblankenship@troy.edu
(334) 670-3369

 

Marcie Bradley

Marcie Bradley, M.S.W, L.S.W.

Lecturer

109 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
mbradley@troy.edu
334-808-6540

Marcie Bradley is a licensed social worker (LSW) in the state of Indiana and a full-time lecturer of social work at Troy University. Marcie earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Indiana University and holds two Bachelor of Science degrees (one in sociology and one in the family and interpersonal communication) from Northern Arizona University. Her areas of teaching include ethics, human behavior in the social environment, and introduction to social work. Marcie has 15 years of experience as a practicing social worker and has worked in the areas of mental health, addictions, and assisting at-risk adults, juveniles and children.

 

Amy Cox

Amy Cox, L.M.S.W.

Online Program Coordinator

101 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
acox114746@troy.edu
(334) 670-3355

Discipline – College of Health and Human Services

 

Renita Davis

Renita Davis, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

Interim Chair, Director of Graduate Studies
School of Social Work and Human Services

Riverfront 317-D
Phenix City Campus
rdavis3@troy.edu
(334) 448-5154

Discipline – Master of Social Work

 

Bridget DuBose

Bridget Dubose

Manager of Contracts

100 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
bdubose@troy.edu
(334) 670-3585

Discipline – Human Services

 

Kaseanna Duffey, Ed.D., M.S.W.

Lecturer

Riverfront 317-C
Phenix City Campus
kduffey@troy.edu
(334) 448-5236

 

Samantha M. Ellis, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

BSW Director

102 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
smellis@troy.edu
(334) 670-5767

 

Brent Edubanks

Brent Larry Eubanks, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., P.I.P.

Lecturer

311 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
leubanks@troy.edu
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21437

Discipline – Social Work, Human Services

Research interests - child welfare, mental health, and geriatric social work.

Mr. Eubanks earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University, Dothan Campus in 1996. Later, Mr. Eubanks earned his Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama in 2010. Currently, Mr. Eubanks has more than 16 years of experience in child welfare and mental health social work. Mr. Eubanks has served the faculty as a lecturer since 2012. Currently, Mr. Eubanks is licensed as a Licensed Certified Social Worker and a Private Independent Practitioner with the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners.

 

BC Farnham

BC Farnham, M.S.W., M.B.A., Ed.D.

Director of Practicum

307 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
bcfarnham@troy.edu
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21439

Discipline – Social Work

Dr. BC Farnham has been serving Troy University and its students for greater than a decade. He is a national award winning lecturer and author, with primary focus in the areas of death and dying; health care leadership; organizational capacity building; and persons with disabilities and/or medically-fragile conditions. Dr. Farnham hold’s advanced degrees from The University of Alabama (MSW), Troy University (MBA), and Northcentral University (EdD). His work has been featured in venues ranging from CBS Television to The Journal of Social Work in End of Life & Palliative Care. Additionally, Dr. Farnham is a retained subject-matter expert for some of the largest health care organizations in the US, with primary focus in the areas of corporate staff development and training; federal compliance program development and management; and quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI).

 

Stacey Harrell

Stacey Harrell, M.S.W., L.G.S.W.

Lecturer

322 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
sharrell@troy.edu
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21463

Discipline – Human Services, Social Work

 

Leigh Ann Hewes

Leigh Ann Hewes, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., P.I.P.

Lecturer

314 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
lhewes107213@troy.edu
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21447

Discipline – Human Services, Social Work

Research interests - Depression in older adults; mental health in rural areas; deinstitutionalization issues; veterans’ health; insurance coverage issues.

Mrs. Hewes received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1995 and her Master of Social Work from University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) in 1998, specializing in gerontology. Since that time, she has held numerous clinical and supervisory positions throughout Alabama in the fields of mental health, veterans’ health, home health, hospice, public health, and dialysis. Mrs. Hewes has been licensed as a social worker in Alabama since 1995. She currently teaches Social Work and Human Service courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

 

Jolanta Jackson

Jalonta Jackson, M.S.W.

Lecturer

104 Bartlett Hall
Montgomery Campus
jjackson147130@troy.edu
(334) 241-5927

Discipline – Human Services, Social Work

Research Interests - Criminal Justice Policies, Felony Disenfranchisement, Community Corrections, Prison Reentry Programming, Women & Trauma

Jalonta Jackson received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2004 and 2005, respectively. She has taught Diversity, Ethics, and Social Work with Groups. She has over eight years of practice experience working with high risk women in the criminal justice system. Prior to coming to Troy University as an Instructor, she was a Probation Officer in the Chicagoland area.

 

Matthew Knierem

Matthew Knierim, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.A., L.M.S.W.

Assistant Professor

105 Bartlett Hall
Montgomery Campus
mknierim@troy.edu
(334) 241-5473

 

Onick Lewis

Onick Lewis, M.S.W.

Lecturer

105 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
olewis@troy.edu
(334) 670-3352

Discipline – Master of Social Work

Research Interests - Social worker subjective well-being and job satisfaction, humanizing the workplace, and diversity in the workplace.

Onick Lewis received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology and Master’s in Social Work from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Organizational Development from Grand Canyon University. Onick primarily teaches in the MSW program on the Montgomery campus.

 

Sarah Marsh

Sarah Marsh

Departmental Secretary II

307 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
smarsh87037@troy.edu
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21435

 

Sara McKee

Sara McKee, M.S.W, L.I.C.S.W., P.I.P.

Lecturer

324 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
swhener@troy.edu
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21448

 

Lauren Ricciardelli, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Assistant Professor

Riverfront 317-E
Phenix City Campus
lricciardelli@troy.edu
(334) 448-5165

Dr. Lauren A. Ricciardelli is a licensed master of social work (LMSW) in the state of Georgia and an assistant professor of social work and human services at Troy University. She has professional experience working in the community settings to provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities appropriate and individualized living supports and services, as well as providing wrap-around services for youth involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice. Dr. Ricciardelli's research is focused on the intersections of: social welfare, disability, and criminal justice policy; clinical and legal determinations of intellectual disability; disability and criminal justice advocacy; social inclusion and critical theory; and, community-based service provision, workforce integration, and postsecondary education. She is also interested in U.S. immigration policy and the present adoption of criminal justice standards and norms in the adjudication process. Dr. Ricciardelli has published her writing on intellectual disability and the death penalty in academic journals, has presented her research at national, academic conferences, and currently serves as a Policy and Positions committee member with The Arc in addition to serving as a Human Rights committee member with Georgia Options based in Athens, Georgia.

 

Mary Sewell

Mary Sewell, B.S.W.

Departmental Secretary I

Riverfront 315
Phenix City Campus
msewell@troy.edu
(334) 448-5156

 

Laurie Shockley

Laurie Shockley

Departmental Secretary II

104 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
lshockley@troy.edu
(334) 670-3366

 

Rachel E. Swope, L.M.S.W.

Lecturer

106 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
rswope@troy.edu
(334) 670-3367

Rachel Swope received her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Troy University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama. Rachel also received her Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Troy University. Ms. Swope has over ten years of experience working in the mental health field, to include six years of direct practice social work. Ms. Swope has experience working with the military, addictions, elderly population, mental health, juveniles, and child welfare. Her areas of teaching include ethics, human behavior in the social environment, introduction to social work, social work in the healthcare setting, and children and family services. Ms. Swope is a Licensed Master Social Worker with the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners.

 

Rachel Walker, L.M.S.W.

Lecturer

336 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
rwalker11501@troy.edu
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21402

 

Dana Wilson

Dana Wilson, M.S.H.S.,A.B.D.

Human Services Program Coordinator

108 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
wilsond@troy.edu
(334) 670-3693

 

Lynn Vukovich

Lynn Vukovich, M.S.W.

Lecturer

321 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
kvukovich@troy.edu
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21462

Discipline – Human Services, Social Work

K. Lynn Vukovich received her Masters of Social Work from Florida State University and her Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of West Florida. Her teaching interests include Human Behavior, Cultural Diversity, and Professional Communications. Before entering the field of teaching, Ms. Vukovich worked in Hospice Care. Her focus was not only in social work, but in bereavement care as well.

 

Jeff Waller, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Professor

313 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
rjwaller@troy.edu
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21438

Discipline – Master of Social Work