Dr. Ariana Wall Postlethwait

Professor

Dr. Ariana Wall Postlethwait
(615) 494-8633
Room 177, Academic Classroom Building (ACB)
MTSU Box 139, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Tuesdays

  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Also by appointment (face-to-face or virtual). We will figure it out!

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005)
  • MSW, Louisiana State University (1994)
  • BS, Louisiana State University (1991)

Areas of Expertise

 

Research interests include

  • Scholarship of teaching
  • Service learning approaches to social work education
  • Homelessness and related risk factors
  • Agency-based research (e.g., program evaluation)

Experience with external funding agencies: National Institute of Justice; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Department of Justice; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Publications

Most Recent Publications/Technical Reports  

12/2021    Final Report: Rutherford County TN Recovery Courts Co-occurring Court Program  

11/2021    Rutherford County TN Recovery Courts Co-occurring Court Program, PROGRAM EVALUATION QUARTERLY REPORT, Grant Year 4: FY 2020 – 2021 Quarter 4: July – September 2021  

08/2021     Rutherford County TN Recovery Courts Co-occurring Court ...

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Most Recent Publications/Technical Reports  

12/2021    Final Report: Rutherford County TN Recovery Courts Co-occurring Court Program  

11/2021    Rutherford County TN Recovery Courts Co-occurring Court Program, PROGRAM EVALUATION QUARTERLY REPORT, Grant Year 4: FY 2020 – 2021 Quarter 4: July – September 2021  

08/2021     Rutherford County TN Recovery Courts Co-occurring Court Program PROGRAM EVALUATION QUARTERLY REPORT Grant Year 4: FY 2020 – 2021 Quarter 3: April – June 2021  

05/2021    Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) Prescreen Triage Tool for Single Adults, Gender and Race Differences in Vulnerability. Submitted to Housing, Health, and Human Services of Rutherford County, TN.

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Presentations

Most recent:

11/2021     Continuing growth: Exploring diversity, equity, and inclusion development opportunities for field instructors (Council on Social Work Education). 

04/2021     Facilitator. Data Collection -- Your Community's Real Story. Tennessee Statewide Housing and Homeless Services Conference hosted by the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations.

Awards

Most Recent Awards and Honors  

Spring 2021 - Phi Kappa Alpha honor society - Certificate of Recognition 

Fall 2021 - Phi Kappa Alpha honor society - Certificate of Recognition  The Middle Tennessee chapter of the honor society Phi Kappa Alpha and student initiate recognized Dr P as an influential faculty member who encourages students to strive for academic excellence at MTSU. 

Research / Scholarly Activity

Research interests include

  • Scholarship of teaching
  • Service learning approaches to social work education
  • Homelessness and related risk factors
  • Agency-based research (e.g., program evaluation)

Courses

 

  • Cultural Diversity (BSW)
  • Data Analysis (BSW & MSW)
  • Field Practicum (BSW & MSW)
  • Research (BSW & MSW)
  • Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
  • Substance Abuse