Entered PhD Program in 2013 Education Bachelor of Science (BS), Jacksonville State University (Magna Cum Laude) 2002. Master's of Science in Social Work (MSSW), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2008. Research Interests To integrate broader environmental concerns into interdisciplinary social work practice at the micro and macro levels. Brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy To empower others to teach what challenges and inspires them to promote a better world.