I have been teaching at Belmont in the social work department since the fall of 2000. After teaching for 8 years on a part time basis, I joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2008 and became an Associate Professor in 2015. I am so grateful to be here full-time!
I am currently teaching Introduction to Social Work, Child Welfare, Practice I and II, and Spiritual Issues and Formation in Social Work. The Spirituality course is one that I had the privilege of creating and developing and now teach each year. It has been an exciting challenge and delight to design methods and assignments that assist students in understanding their own spirituality and the integration of it in their work with clients.
Before teaching I worked with adolescents at STARS, a school-based counseling program focused on Alcohol, Drug, and Violence prevention. I loved the challenge of working with this population. Prior to this I coordinated teen volunteer services at Oasis Center. I have also had the opportunity to work at an International Adoption Agency, writing home studies and follow up reports for adoptive families.
I graduated from Belmont in 1994 with a social work degree and then completed my Masters in Social Work at the University of Tennessee. In the spring of 2001 I obtained my LCSW. I am a contract social worker at Children's Hope.
I am married to Dave Hunt, who is a worship leader and songwriter. We spend much of our time these days chasing our son, Asher and daughters, Lainey and Lucy. When there is time for hobbies, I enjoy antiquing, baking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
College was a wonderfully significant time in my own life and I consider it a great honor to invest in the lives of students here at Belmont through the Social Work Department.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.