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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Denise Green

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

Dean, College of Health & Human Services

135 College View
Troy Campus
(334) 670-3712

Discipline – Human Services, Social Work


Rebecca Blankenship

Rebecca Blankenship, M.S.W.


103 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(334) 670-3369


Amy Cox

Amy Cox, L.M.S.W.

Online Program Coordinator

101 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(334) 670-3355

Discipline – College of Health and Human Services


Renita Davis

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

School of Social Work and Human Services

Riverfront 317-D
Phenix City Campus
(334) 448-5154

Discipline – Master of Social Work


Bridget DuBose

Bridget Dubose

Manager of Contracts

100 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(334) 670-3585

Discipline – Human Services


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


Riverfront 317-C
Phenix City Campus
(334) 448-5236


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

BSW Director

102 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(334) 670-5767


Brent Edubanks

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


205 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(334) 670-6468

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
(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.


109 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(334) 808-6540

Discipline – Human Services, Social Work


Jolanta Jackson

Jalonta Jackson, M.S.W.

MSW Director

104 Bartlett Hall
Montgomery Campus
(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
(334) 241-5473


Onick Lewis

Onick Lewis, M.S.W.


105 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(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
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21435


Sara McKee

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


324 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21448


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

Assistant Professor

Riverfront 317-E
Phenix City Campus
(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
(334) 448-5156


Laurie Shockley

Laurie Shockley

Departmental Secretary II

104 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(334) 670-3366


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


106 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(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.


336 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21402


Dana Wilson

Dana Wilson, M.S.H.S., PhD-ABD

Human Services Program Coordinator

108 McCartha Hall
Troy Campus
(334) 670-3693


Lynn Vukovich

Lynn Vukovich, M.S.W.


321 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
(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.


313 Malone Hall
Dothan Campus
(334) 983-6556 ext. 21438

Discipline – Master of Social Work


Katherine Womack, M.S.W.


Riverfront 418-B
Phenix City Campus
(334) 448-5163