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Ragan Schriver


Ragan Schriver

Ragan Schriver, PsyD, MSW
Director, MSSW Program (Knoxville Campus) and Associate Professor of Practice


  • BA, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY
  • MA, Kenrick School of Theology, St. Louis
  • MDiv, Kenrick School of Theology, St. Louis
  • MA, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
  • MSW, Washington University, St. Louis

Research Interests:

  • Management and Community Practice
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Resource Development
  • Welfare Policy Practice
  • Non-profit management

Courses Taught:

  • Social Work and Social Welfare Policies and Programs (SW510)
  • Introduction to Macro Social Work Practice (SW512)
  • Introduction to Direct Social Work Practice (SW522)
  • Resource Development and Management (SW545)
  • Program Development and Continuous Improvement (SW549)

Personal Statement

Social Work is such a great profession to be a part of! This is a chance to make the world a better place for others. I believe that the Social Work education process is more of a “formation” than just training to do a job! This formation process opens us up to people, places, experiences, and ideas that we may never have encountered before. Not to mention the parts of ourselves that we may have never known previously. The process makes us better able to serve others with our lives and hopefully to create a desire to learn more as the social work career begins and grows. I am excited to be a part of the formation of so many people willing to give their lives to make the world a better place.