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Shannon Trecartin

Entered PhD Program in 2012


  • BSW, Southern Adventist University - 2005
  • MSSW, Andrews University - 2008
  • PhD, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016

Research Interests

My research interests include the intersection between aging and disabilities and the social environment, mental health and policy implications. .


Courses Taught

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Aging in Society, 2008–2012

BSW Research Methods, 2011

MSW Foundation Practice II, 2012

MSW Foundation Seminar I, 2011

MSW Foundation Seminar II, 2012

MSW Foundation Research Methods, 2011


Recent Publications:

Drumm, R., Popescu, M., Cooper, L., Trecartin, S., Seifert, M., Foster, T., & Kilcher, C. (2013) “God just brought me through it”: Spiritual coping strategies for resilience among intimate partner violence survivors. Clinical Social Work Journal, 1–10.

VanderWaal, C.J., Hernandez, E.I., Trecartin, S., Diaconu, M., & Carlson, N. (2008). The DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative: Evaluation of a youth ministry training program. Presented at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives: Innovations in Effective Compassion Conference, Washington, D.C. Available at:


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