Every year, the University honors faculty who bring distinction to the university through their commitment to the areas of service, teaching, and outstanding scholarship, research, and creative activity. This year five Kent School faculty members were recognized for their service, teaching and/or research. The Kent School recipients of the 2020 UofL ...Continue Reading.
Relationship Solutions is an innovative counseling environment where services are provided at low cost by graduate-level students working under the direct supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist. Therapists provide an inviting, non-judgmental atmosphere to help clients create the relationships they want to have. Continue reading
Emma brings a wealth of experience, leadership, and passion into this new role. Since joining the Kent School in 2011, she has taken on a number initiatives related to social justice, equity, and inclusion. As a few examples, she has been a member of and chaired our Diversity and Social Justice Committee, ..Continue Reading 
UofL’s Kent School of Social Work is partnering with the nonprofit organization Wellspring on a new, five-year federal grant to offer a unified care approach to help homeless people experiencing both mental health and substance use issues to find housing and recovery ...Continue Reading
Kent Alumni on the Move

Kent Alumni are actively working and involved in our community. Learn more about what fellow alumni are doing to make a difference, upcoming events and alumni news.! Read more.
In 2019, an estimated 73,000 people in Kentucky were living with Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias (ADRD). This number is projected to rise to 86,000 by 2025, a 17.8% increase. Older persons living with dementia rely on family for support and care in late life. In 2017, 272,000 caregivers of older adults living with dementia in Kentucky provided ... Continue Reading.
The Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START) model provides services for families with co-occurring substance use and child maltreatment. START is a child welfare-based program that integrates and collaborates with community-based substance use treatment providers and the courts. START child welfare workers receive specialized training in...Continue Reading
Participants of a Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum say societal perception of individuals in the criminal justice system shapes legislative efforts and as a result, access to services, along with individual and Continue Reading.
Research Bytes provide a brief summary of the results of recently published research conducted by Kent School faculty in specific topical areas in easily digestible “bytes.” We also provide a link to the article on each journal’s website for those who wish to investigate further. Continue Reading.
Anthony Potter, a BSW senior from Louisville, with a double major in biology initially decided to pursue social work as a major because he wanted to be a therapist while learning more about social issues, injustices, etc. and what he could do to help his clients, or anyone that faces social injustice. Potter says that his most interesting social work class has been...Continue Reading. 
Congratulations to five Kent students who recently received awards from the Graduate School. Four students received graduate tuition awards that covers full tuition for the Fall 2020 semester in exchange for ten hours of Teaching Assistance (TA) work per week. TA students are DeAnn Kelley, Danielle Hempel, Johnathan Tinsley, Carmellia Jackson (not pictured). Taylor Garrison also received a.. Continue Reading
Louisville native, Ben Miller, received his MSW degree from Spalding University and started the UofL Kent School Doctoral program in Fall 2018. In this insightful interview with Ben, he discusses his research interests, future career goals, and more. Continue Reading.
Kent School of Social Work students discuss how they would manage a conversation about racial equity in this New Student Orientation: Social Justice Segment video. Thank you to Kent Students, Kyee Young, Javoughn Brown-Lewis and Molly Simpson.

Sannely Vega Siurano is an active duty member of the U.S. Air Force, serving as a public health specialist. She is also a student in UofL’s online Masters of Social Work program. Continue Reading.
Kent faculty are actively involved in the community as well as the classroom and are often featured in the news media, speak at conferences, involved in community projects, and more. This newsletter edition features: Drs. Sharon Moore, Eli Karam, Heehyul Moon, Betty Shiels, Heather Storer, Armon Perry, Crystal Collins-Camargo, Emma Sterrett-Hong, Andy Frey, Martin Hall, Karen Kayser, Bibhuti Sar, Lori Paris and Sharon Sanders. Continue Reading.

My name is Tina Marie Johnson. I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My Mom was from Oakland, KY, so I came here every summer all my life. I always loved the hospitality and country cooking of Kentucky!  I came to Western Kentucky University (WKU) to study for... Continue Reading.

Lori Paris, grew up in New Albany, IN, then moved to North Carolina where she finished her Bachelor’s in Psychology and obtained a Master’s in Human Resources Development. She returned to New Albany twenty years ago and took a job in a nursing home where she recognized her passion for working with... Continue Reading.
BSW Program News
  • BSW Faculty updates
  • Chew and Chat with Dr. Perry Virtual Meeting dates
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MSSW Program News
  • Welcome New MSSW Admission Coordinators
  • HBCU Cardinal Express to Success Program
  • Upcoming MSSW Event: Networking/LinkedIn & Personal Branding Virtual Career Session
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Winter Session Classes

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Send Kent School news, events and announcements for the next newsletter to the editor, Diandre Glover-Thomas, MA, Communications Specialist