Faculty Biographies

Stephanie W. Adams, MSW, CSW
Program Director, Lecturer

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Education:
Bachelors in Journalism - Auburn University
Masters in Social Work - University of Kentucky

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

Karen E. Martin, MSW, ABD
Assistant Professor

Pam Black, MSW
Associate Professor, Field Education Coordinator, Certification Site Coordinator


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

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


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

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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, MSW, ABD
Assistant Professor

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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

Angela Pittman, DSW, MSW
Director of MSW Field Education, Associate Professor MSW Online Program

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Education: 
B.S.W.   Western Carolina University
M.S.W.  University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
D.S.W.   University of St. Thomas

Email: Angela.Pittman@eku.edu
Office Phone:  (859) 622-1645

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Neuroleadership in human service organizations, aligned with social work values and ethics
  • Workforce retention and cultivating a healthy, resilient culture and climate linked to achievement of outcomes
  • Embedding spiritual disciplines within neuroleadership model
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce and in service delivery

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

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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

Erin Stevenson, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor

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

Email: Erin.Stevenson@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-6278

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Adolescent health and well-being
  • Substance abuse and recovery from addiction
  • Social and human capital; Human behavior and development
  • Program evaluation