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Shawnise Martin Miller, Ph.D., MSSW she/her/hers
MSSW Program Director

Email Shawnise Martin Miller

O: 502.852.3600 F: 502.852.0422  

As the Director of the MSSW Program, I strive to facilitate an educational environment that prepares
advanced social work practitioners as leaders to address the complexities of societal challenges within local,
state, national, and global communities. Anti-racism, anti-oppression, trauma-informed care, and social justice
are guiding frameworks. I strive to maintain a diverse student population. I utilize equity-based approaches in
my decision-making to remove educational barriers to help students achieve their academic goals.

Valerie Tackett Miller, BBA, MA she/her/hers
MSSW Program Manager, Admissions

Email Valerie Miller

O: 502.852.0414 F: 502.852.0422

As the Program Manager of Admissions for the MSSW Program, I strive to create an inclusive and equitable
admissions environment where students from all walks of life feel welcomed, valued, and empowered while beginning
their pursuit of a MSSW Degree.


Jennifer Foreman she/her/hers
MSSW Program Manager, Advising

Email Jennifer Foreman

O: 502.852.7336 F: 502.852.0422

As the MSSW Program Manager of Advising, I strategically oversee the fulfillment of programmatic initiatives through cross-functional collaborationto achieve the ultimate goal of effectively supporting all students in their pursuit of academic success.

Connie Cox, M.Ed. she/her/hers

Coordinator Academic Advising

Email Connie Cox 

O: 502.852.7162F: 502.852.0422

As an Academic Coordinator/Advisor I assist students in reaching their goals. I also have the pleasure to assist
and provide guidance to our HBCU Cardinal Express to Success students as they accomplish their academic goals.

Le'Keshia Ellery

Le'Keshia Ellery, she/her/hers


Email Le'Keshia Ellery

O: 502.852.8777 | F: 502.852.0422

Michelle (Chelle) Giese she/her/hers
Coordinator Academic Advising

Email Chelle Giese

O: 502.852.3606 F: 502.852.0422

As an Academic Coordinator/Advisor, I am committed to assisting students in crafting a meaningful and enriching
graduate school experience. I also enjoy fostering an inclusive and equitable environment to ensure that all students
receive the guidance and assistance they need to achieve their academic and professional aspirations.

Elle Richshe/her/hers

Email Elle Rich

O: 502.852.6517 F: 502.852.0422