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 DARBY, PhD, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2020]

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

CAROLINE SHANTI, PhD, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2020]

REBECCA SMITH, PhD, Chairperson [Renewal Date: Spring 2020]

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



VICKIE HARDEN, MSW, Adjunct Professor [Term Ends: Spring 2018] 

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

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

JOHN SANBORN, MSW, Adjunct Professor [Term Ends: Spring 2018]