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University of Tennessee Dept. of Social Work

Kim Denton

Associate Professor of Social Work Practice

Kim Denton’s areas of expertise are field education, child welfare, and community mental health.


Shandra Forrest-Bank

Associate Professor of Social Work

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.

Andrea Joseph

Andrea Joseph

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Andrea Joseph’s research uses Critical Race Theory to address racial inequities in education, notably racially disproportional school suspensions.