Field Faculty


Rebecka Bloomer

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interests: youth, diverse communities, gender issues

EMAIL Rebecka Bloomer


Jennifer Bobo

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interests: mental health; child abuse, neglect and dependency; trauma informed practices; children and families; and the child welfare population

EMAIL Jennifer Bobo


Barbara Carter

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS University of Louisville

Interests: child welfare, administration

EMAIL Barbra Carter


Sheila Cundiff

Adjunct Instructor 1, Field Practicum Faculty, Coordinates the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Specialization and teaches in the Military Social Work Specialization and the BSW program

MSW, Spalding University; BSSW, Spalding University

Interests: clinical social work and chemical dependency

EMAIL Sheila Cundiff


Carl Enoch

Adjunct Instructor III, Teaches Practice & Policy in the BSW Program, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville;  M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; BS Murray State University

Interests: social work with persons with disability and research

EMAIL Carl Enoch


Dr. Seana Golder

Associate Professor. Teaches in Foundation Practice and HBSE.

B.A., University of Maryland; M.S.W., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Washington

Interests: women’s engagement in high risk behaviors (e.g., substance use; risky sexual behavior); victimization; criminal justice populations

EMAIL Seana Golder


Dr. Lesley Harris

Assistant Professor, Head of the Gerontology Specialization. Teaches Advanced Qualitative Research in the Doctoral Program and the Practicum Seminar for the Gerontology Specialization M.S.S.W. students.

B.S., Purdue University; M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: international social work; intergenerational caregiving; gerontology; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

EMAIL Lesley Harris


Jenny Heineken Johnson

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSW,  University of Missouri

Interests: gerontology, social justice, and international policy and social work.

EMAIL Jenny Johnson


Dr. Judy Heitzman

Adjunct Associate Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, BS Counseling & Guidance, University of Louisville

Interests: psychotherapy, mood disorders, domestic violence perpetrators, violence recovery

EMAIL Judy Heitzman


Tony Helm

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS Western Kentucky University

Interests: child welfare, improving the child welfare system, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues.

EMAIL Tony Helm


Ramie Martin-Galijatovic

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interest: child welfare

EMAIL Ramie Martin-Galijatovic


Deborah McMurray

Adjunct Instructor II, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSW, Saint Louis University; BA Illinois State University

Interests: working with children and adolescents in an educational setting

EMAIL Deborah McMurray


Larry Michalczyk

Adjunct Instructor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, University of Louisville; BA Loyola University

Interests: community child protection, foster care systems reform, management consulting, youth development and racial disproportionality

EMAIL Larry Michalczyk


Dr. Heeyul Moon

Assistant Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Interests:  enhancing quality of life of vulnerable and underserved elderly and their families through interdisciplinary and translational research

Email Dr. Moon


Geri Morgan

Adjunct Instructor Level I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Carver School of Social Work

Interest:  higher education case management, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, policy

EMAIL Geri Morgan


Phyllis Parker

Adjunct Instructor III, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS, University of Louisville

Interests: mental health.

EMAIL Phyllis Parker


Dr. Andy Patterson

Adjunct Associate Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, University of Louisville; MSW, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; BS, Jacksonville State University

Interests: homelessness and poverty issues, nonprofit management, program evaluation, housing

EMAIL Andy Patterson


Dr. Stephanie Prost

Assistant Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, Florida State University

Interests: promoting health, quality of life, and social justice for incarcerated persons, criminal justice officers, and forensic service providers through her research, teaching, and service efforts

Email Stephanie Prost


Dr. Susan Heffner Rhema

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interest:  trauma, human trafficking

EMAIL Susan Rhema


Sharon Sanders

Adjunct Instructor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; MA, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; BME, Samford University

Interests: children & families, social work & the law

EMAIL Sharon Sanders


Becky Smith

Adjunct Instructor III, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BA, University of Louisville

Interests:services for the elderly, elder abuse prevention, adult guardianship services.

EMAIL Becky Smith


Lisa Smith

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

ABD, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interests:

EMAIL Lisa Smith


Matthew Walton

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, University of Louisville

Protective factors for long-term recovery for individuals with substance use disorder

Email Matthew Walton


Jordan Wilfong

Adjunct Instructor Level I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSW, Widener University; BS, James Madison University

Interests:  children and families

EMAIL Jordan Wilfong


Kimberly Williams

Adjunct Instructor Level I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interests: oncology

EMAIL Kimberly Williams


Steve Williams

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Grant Writer, Home of the Innocents, Louisville, KY

MSW, Carver School of Social Work; BA University of Louisville

Interests: services to children, youth & homeless, fund raising.

EMAIL Steve Williams


Dr. Marissa Yingling

Assistant Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, University of South Carolina

Interests: evaluating and enhancing access to treatment for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families

Email Marissa Yingling