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Social Work Graduate Faculty

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues.

Only members of the MTSU Graduate Faculty are eligible to teach 5000/6000/7000 level graduate courses (including dual-listed UG/GR courses) or to serve on thesis or dissertation committees. Graduate faculty members in doctoral degree granting programs who wish to chair a dissertation committee must be endorsed for such service by their program and approved by the graduate dean.


HAROLD WHITESIDE, PhD, Interim Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

SCOTT COLCLOUGH, PhD, Interim Associate Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences


KATHLEEN H. DARBY, PhD, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2014]

ARIANA POSTLETHWAIT, PhD, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2017]

JOHN W. SANBORN, EdD, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2015]

REBECCA M. SMITH, PhD, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2014] 

BARBARA F. TURNAGE, PhD, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2016]



ALESHA MARTIN, MSW, Adjunct Professor [Term Ends: Fall 2017]

ANGELA PHARRIS, MSW, Adjunct Professor [Term Ends: Fall 2015]

JULIE K. TAYLOR, MSW, Adjunct Professor [Term Ends: Fall 2014]