Sherry Cummings, PhD
Associate Dean for Academics and Professor
- BA, Villanova University
- MSW, University of Maryland
- PhD, University of Georgia
Aging and mental health; substance abuse and older adults; caregiver issues; gerontological social work education.
Fellow Gerontological Society of America, 2008
Past-President, The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW): http://www.agesw.org/
- Clinical Social Work Practice With Individuals (SW 521)
- Psychopathology (SW 524)
- Clinical Social Work Practice With Groups (SW 525)
- Social Gerontology (SW 566)
Research Projects, Funded Research, Grants and Awards:
HRSA, 2014-2017. Training Integrated Professionals to Serve (TIPS). Principal Investigator, $881,972.
Baptist Healing Trust Transom Grant, 2011-2013, The Older Adult Healthy Living Program (HeLP), Co-Principle Investigator, $108,540
Professional Development Award, University of Tennessee, 2010, Prevalence and Nature of Substance Abuse among Low-Income Older Adults, $4,750
SAMHSA, 2004-2007 – $1,500,000, “Older Adults Treatment Services”. Consultant
Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, 2003-2004 – “Caregivers of Older clients with Severe Mental Illness”.
Faculty Development Award, 2004 -“Service Needs and Perceptions of Service Adequacy Among Older Persons with Severe Mental Illness”. University of Tennessee.
John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar, 2001-2003. To support growth in development as a researcher, leader, and educator in gerontology and to support the study “Efficacy of a Geriatric Inter-Disciplinary Mental Health Team in the Community Mental Health Center Setting”. Principal Investigator
John A. Hartford Geriatric Enrichment in Social Work Education Grant, 2002-2004- grant to develop and disseminate aging-related curriculum materials for use in undergraduate and graduate social work education. Principal Investigator
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability grant, 2001 – “Administrators of Assisted Living Facilities/Homes for the Aged Perceptions”