Kate Chaffin researches best practices in online social work education, focusing on mentorship of adjunct faculty teaching online.
Courtney Childers has expertise in social media, influencer marketing, advertising agencies and pedagogy.
Courtney Cronley studies the experiences of women, youth and families in situations of homelessness and housing insecurity.
Erin Darby’s work is focused on Early Judaism and the Hebrew Bible.
Kim Denton’s areas of expertise are field education, child welfare, and community mental health.
Nicole Eggers researches Congolese history, health and healing, and religion and politics in Central Africa.
Gretchen Ely studies vulnerable populations and their access to reproductive health, including abortion and contraception, trauma-informed reproductive healthcare, and rural and Appalachian populations.
Dan Feller’s interests encompass mid-nineteenth-century America as a whole, with special attention to Jacksonian politics and the coming of the Civil War.
Jennifer First’s research focuses on addressing the unequal impacts of climate hazards and severe weather events such as tornadoes, floods and extreme heat, particularly in the southeastern U.S.
Shandra Forrest-Bank has expertise in the transition to adulthood, risk and resilience, positive youth development, racial microaggression, and how poverty and racism impact young adult trajectories.