Texas Tech University

Social Work Faculty & Staff

 

Dr. Valerie Borum, MSW

MSW Program Director &
Associate Professor of Social Work

Holden Hall 162
valerie.borum@ttu.edu

MSW, Gallaudet University
PhD, Howard University

Teaching Areas: HBSE, Community Org., Philosophy of Social Work, Critical Multicultural/Diversity, History of Social Welfare.

Practice/Research Interests: The role of ethno-culture as a protective and promotive factor in health, mental health, and disability, with particular attention to African Americans. Hearing families with Deaf children and the intersections of deafness, ethnicity, and gender

 

 

Duvall

Ms. Valorie Duvall

Administrative Assistant for Social Work

Holden Hall 158
valorie.duvall@ttu.edu
806.834.6509

 

 

Dr. Margaret Elbow, LCSW 

Associate Professor of Social Work

Holden Hall 160
margaret.elbow@ttu.edu

MSW, University of Pittsburgh
DSW, Columbia University

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Social Work, Social Work Practice, Human Diversity and Social Work

Practice/Research Interests: family & children's services, psycho-social concerns of cancer survivorship, poverty & healthcare 

 

 

Long

Ms. Adrienne Long

Senior Advisor for Social Work

Holden Hall 161
adrienne.long@ttu.edu
806-834-0428
Make an appointment with Ms. Long 

 

 

Dr. Debra Lavender-Bratcher, LCSW 

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Holden Hall 168
debra.lavender-bratcher@ttu.edu

MSW, University of Denver
PhD in Human Services, Capella University

Teaching Areas: Diversity, HBSE, Social Work Practice

Practice/Research Interests: multi-ethnic identity; racial socialization

 

 

Dr. Laura Lowe, LCSW 

BASW Program Director &
Associate Professor of Social Work

Holden Hall 170
laura.lowe@ttu.edu

MSW, University of Georgia
PhD in Social Work, University of Georgia

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Social Work, HBSE, Research Methods, Social Work Practice

Practice/Research Interests: adolescent behavior, sexual aggression, practice/program evaluation, social work education, poverty & healthcare

 

 

Dr. Helen Morrow, LCSW

Associate Professor of Social Work

Holden Hall 164
helen.morrow@ttu.edu

MSSW, The University of Texas at Arlington
PhD in Political Science, Texas Tech University

Teaching Area: Social policy & Social Welfare Legislation, Supervision & Administration

Practice/Research Interests: the pedagogy of policy, public health, health care policy, social work supervision

 

 

Dr. Cynthia Phelps, LCSW

Director of MSW Field Education &
Assistant Professor of Practice

Holden Hall 166
cynthia.phelps@ttu.edu

MSW, University of Southern Mississippi
PhD in Social Work, Tulane University

Teaching Areas: HBSE, Human Diversity and Social Work Practice, Field Education

Practice/Research interests: field education

 

 

Dr. Andrew Rose, LMSW 

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Holden Hall 163
andrew.rose@ttu.edu

MSW, Brigham Young University
PhD in HDFS, University of Connecticut

Teaching Areas: Social Work Practice, Research Methods

Practice/Research Interest: family resilience, religiosity & family life

 

 

Ms. Cara Speer, LCSW

Director of BASW Field Education &
Assistant Professor of Practice

Holden Hall 165
cara.speer@ttu.edu

MSSW, University of Texas at Arlington

Teaching Areas: Field Education, Social Work Practice, HBSE, Policy

Practice/Research Interest: child abuse & neglect, hospice

 

 

Mr. Robert Wood, MSW

Instructor in Social Work, Part-time

Holden Hall 169
robert.m.wood@ttu.edu

MSW, Ohio State University

Teaching Areas: Why & How of Social Services, Introduction to Social Work, HBSE

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