Prior to entering the PhD program at UTK Shannon worked for a Community Services Board
(outpatient community mental health agency) in Virginia for almost 5 years as an Assessment &
Emergency Services Therapist. Before that Shannon worked for 2 years as a Social Worker on an
inpatient psychiatry unit. She was trained as a Certified Pre-Admission Screener in Virginia.
Shannon is a LCSW in Tennessee, and a LCSW and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
(CSAC) in Virginia.
BA, Hope College, May 2008
MSW, Indiana University, May 2010
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Prevention & Intervention for Early Childhood Trauma
Child Well-Being and Resilience, especially for Young Children & Foster Children
Social Work & Neuroscience
Implementation Science (around crisis services, assessment, and clinical interventions)