The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Field Placement

College of Social Work Field Education Faculty

Kim Denton, MSSW, LCSW
Field Coordinator, Knoxville Campus: BSSW program
Office: 309 Henson Hall
Campus: Knoxville
Phone: (865) 974-6677

Kim Denton has been a part of the College of Social Work since 2008 serving as a Field Liaison for the BSSW and MSSW programs. In May 2012, she became the BSSW Field Coordinator. This position includes various roles such as administering the undergraduate practicum and its congruence with the overall curriculum, mentoring and advising BSSW students in degree completion and professional development, cultivating and sustaining relationships with community agencies and social workers to provide field practicum placement opportunities for students, teaching field seminar, providing training for field Instructors and field liaisons, and the ongoing evaluation of the various components of field education.

Christy Hickman, LMSW
Field Coordinator, Knoxville Campus: MSSW program
Office: 308 Henson Hall
Campus: Knoxville
Phone: (865) 974-7512

In October 2013, Christy Hickman joined the College of Social Work as an Assistant Professor of Practice and the Coordinator of Field Services for the MSSW program at the Knoxville campus. Christy's prior roles in the College include serving as an adjunct instructor, field instructor, field liaison, and as the IV-E Child Welfare Certification Program Coordinator.

Rebecca Jackson, MSSW
Director of Field and International Education
Office: 307 Henson Hall
Campus: Knoxville
Phone: (865) 974-8984

Rebecca Jackson has been the MSSW Field Coordinator since 2004. Her roles encompass oversight of the MSSW Field Program, including development of field placements and field instructors, matching students with placements, teaching field seminar, and supervising field liaisons. Rebecca works individually with each MSSW student to identify, secure, and complete a substantive field experience that enhances the student’s educational and career goals.

Sarah Keiser, MSSW, LCSW
Coordinator of Field Education, Online MSSW Program
Office: Polk Avenue Building, Room 278
Campus: Nashville
Phone: (615) 782-3398



Kim Crane Mallory, MSSW, LAPSW
Coordinator of Field Education, Nashville MSSW Program
Office: 193 Polk Avenue, Suite E
Campus: Nashville
Phone: (615) 782-6157

Kim Crane Mallory, LAPSW, joined the College of Social Work in 2013 after serving as an Adjunct Professor and Field Instructor for many years. In her role as Field Coordinator, Kim builds partnership with community agencies to give UT students the opportunity to impact the Nashville community through their field practicums. Additionally, Kim works closely with each student to assure that their field practicum allows them to showcase their strengths while challenging them to grow as professional social workers.





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