Faculty Biographies

Stephanie Saulnier, M.S.W., C.S.W.
Social Work Department Chair, BSW Program Director, and Assistant Professor

EKU Bachelors of Social Work Headshot Stephanie W Adams.jpg

Education:
M.S.W. University of Kentucky
B.A. Auburn University

Email: Stephanie.Adams@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-8467

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Social Policy & History
  • Disability
  • Adolescence

Pam Black, MSW
Associate Professor, Director of BSW Field Education, BSW Child Welfare Certification Site Coordinator

EKU Bachelors of Social Work Headshot Pam Black

Education:
Bachelors - Eastern Kentucky University
Masters in Social Work - University of Kentucky

Email: Pam.Black@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2279


Michelle Blake, DSW, MSW
Visting Professor, Director of MSW Field Education

EKU Social Work Professor Photo Michelle Blake DSW, MSW

Education: 
B.S.W.       Christian Brother University
M.S.S.W.    University of Louisville
Ph.D.         Florida State University

Email: Michelle.Blake@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1645

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Social work and the arts
  • Infertility and pregnancy loss
  • Gerontology

Larry D. Breitenstein, PhD
Assistant Professor 
MSW Online Program
 
Larry D. Breitenstein, PhD
 
Education:
B.A.   Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky
M.S.W.  West Virginia University, Morgantown
Ph.D.   University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Office Phone: (859) 622-1645
 
Research/Academic Interests: 
• Child abuse and neglect reporting
• Child welfare policy
• Human services management models
• Human services leadership
 

Ann M. Callahan, Ph.D., LCSW
MSW Program Director & Coordinator, Associate Professor

EKU Bachelors of Social Work Headshot Ann Callahan

Education: 
B.F.A.        University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.S.W.    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D.        University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Email: Ann.Callahan@eku.edu
Office Phone:  (859) 622-1651

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Spiritually sensitive social work in hospice, palliative, and long-term care settings
  • Cultural competence, social work values/ethics, social welfare policy, gerontology
  • Instructional technology/design/evaluation, and organizational/educational leadership

Karen E. Martin, Ph.D., MSW
MSW Associate Professor

EKU Bachelors of Social Work Headshot Karen E Martin

Education: 
B.S.W.  University of Kentucky, Lexington
M.S.W. University of Kentucky, Lexington
Ph.D.    University of Kentucky, Lexington

Email: Karen.Martin@eku.edu
Office Phone:  (859) 622-1648

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Social work in hospice, palliative, long-term care settings, and public guardianship
  • Social welfare policy
  • Gerontology
  • Instructional technology/design/evaluation
  • Social justice
  • Human rights
  • Environmental social work practice

Caroline E. Reid, Ph.D., MSW
Online Program Coordinator, Associate Professor

EKU Bachelors of Social Work Headshot Caroline E Reid

Education:
B.A.      Berea College, Berea
M.S.W. University of Kentucky, Lexington
Ph.D.    University of Kentucky, Lexington

Email: Caroline.Reid@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1368

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Addictions
  • Fatherhood
  • Online social work education; social, economic, environmental justice in Appalachia

Kelly Ward, PhD, LCSW, LCADC
Assistant Professor 
MSW Online Program
 
Kelly Ward, PhD, LCSW, LCADC EKU Online
 
Education:
B.S.   Eastern Michigan University, Michigan
M.S.W.  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Ph.D.   Fordham University, New York
 
Office Phone: (859) 622-1645
 
Research/Academic Interests: 
  • Addiction
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Social Work Education