Professor of Professional Practice, Director of Field
Lynetta Mathis joined the Kent School of Social Work as the Assistant Director of Field Education in 2007. She earned a Masters in Social Work from Florida International University and is a licensed clinical social worker. Ms. Mathis has 17 years of experience working with Bachelor and Master level students in field education which includes serving as a field instructor and field faculty liaison. She teaches Practicum Seminar and Lab and coordinates the UofL AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Program.
Lynetta has 17 years practice experience primarily as a medical social worker. Additionally, she has experience in therapeutic foster care and adoptions. She also trained and led groups and classes in the Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Method, Quit Smart, and the Tobacco Awareness Program and Tobacco Education Group intervention for adolescents.
She is currently serving on the Program and Facilities Committee of Louisville Central Community Center, Louisville, KY and the Executive Board of Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services, New Albany, IN. Previous areas of service include working with Canaan Christian Counseling Ministry conducting divorce recovery support groups, and serving on the Floyd County Indiana Tobacco Prevention Coalition, and Lifespan Resources Community Advisory Council.
Her research interests include tobacco prevention and education, health disparities, psychosocial factors of chronic disease management and leadership development.