Department of Social Work and Human Services

Faculty Directory - directory of departmental faculty and administrative staff


Message from the Leadership Team - Welcome messages from the chair, and from the directors of the undergraduate and graduate programs.


Dr Johnson and Claire Kirkland Dr Steve King with Rachel Alerte

Dr. Lisa Johnson with Claire Kirkland, MSW Student.


Claire Kirkland was selected as our MSW Outstanding Student of the Year, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Claire selected Dr. Lisa Johnson as the Faculty Honoree at the University Scholars Ceremony which was held on May 6, 2014.

Dr. Steve King with student Rachel Alerte.

Rachel was elected the Most Outstanding Human Services Student by the SWHS faculty for 2014. She chose Steve King as her Faculty Honoree for supervising her Honors Thesis and Research Project. She graduated with Honors a 3.9 GPA, and plans to pursue graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy. Congratulations Rachel!




Meet Talyor Ellis, Bachelor's of Science in Human Services (Spring 2013)

Taylor is currently working on his Masters of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.  



Taylor had this to say about his time at KSU:


"My experience at Kennesaw State University was fantastic. When I took Intro to Human Services with Dr. McClatchy the spring of 2011, I knew that I was where I was supposed to be. This was only reconfirmed as I went through the program, and what I was learning inside the classroom began to shape and change the way I lived outside of the classroom. The content that I learned at KSU has been very valuable, but the professors that I was able to learn the content from are truly what made the difference in my educational experience. I had professors that were willing to be honest, real, and take the time to share their knowledge and experience with anyone that wanted to listen.


Beginning my first semester in the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Alabama I felt more than equipped to succeed academically, because of my experience at Kennesaw State University. The connections and relationships I have made through Kennesaw State are invaluable, and I am so thankful to be able to share my work with the department."