Faculty and Staff Profiles

Catherine A. Simmons
Assoc Professor, Social Work
Email: csmmons7@memphis.edu
Office Location: Mccord Hall, Room 114
Personal Homepage: http://www.catherinesimmons.com/
Education
  • Ph.D. Social Work - University of Texas at Arlington - 2006
  • M.S.W. Social Work - Delaware State University - 1996
  • M.Ed. Educational Counseling - Wilmington University - 1996
  • B.A. Psychology (minors History & Biology) - University of Delaware - 1993

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Department of Social Work - University of Memphis - August 2012 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Division of Social Work - University of Memphis - August 2010 to August 2012
  • Assistant Professor, College of Social Work - University of Tennessee - August 2006 to July 2010
  • Major - Clinical Social Worker, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas - United States Air Force Reserve - July 2002 to October 2006
  • Major - Commander, Combat Stress Team, Operation Iraqi Freedom - Kuwait - United States Air Force Reserve - August 2005 to November 2005
  • Captain - Chief, Substance Abuse Services & Family Advocacy Program Manager, Misawa Air Base, Japan - United States Air Force - June 2000 to July 2002
  • Captain - Chief, Social Services, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea - United States Air Force - June 1999 to June 2000
  • Captain - In-Patient Mental Health Social Work Coordinator, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas - United States Air Force - January 1997 to June 1999
  • Family Crisis Therapist, Child Protective Services, Delaware - Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families - March 1996 to January 1997
  • Part-H Liaison/Family Service Coordinator, Child Protective Services, Delaware - Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families - April 1994 to March 1996
Honors/Awards
  • Early Career Research Award - College of Arts and Sciences, University of Memphis - 2013
  • University Scholar - University of Texas at Arlington - 2006
  • Dean of Social Work's Excellence in Research Award - University of Texas at Arlington - 2005
  • Dean of Social Work's Excellence in Research Award - University of Texas at Arlington - 2004
  • Who's Who - Inducted into the Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities - 2004
  • Inducted into UTA Phi-Alpha Social Work Honor Society - University of Texas at Arlington - 2003
  • United States Air Force Social Worker of the Year - United States Air Force - 1999
  • Company Grade Officer of the Year - Wilford Hall Medical Group - 1998

Teaching Experience

  • SWRK 7013 Treatment of Trauma - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7025 Scientific Methods - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7010 Violence and the Family - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7001 Skills for Social Work Practice - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 3930 Intro to Social Work Research - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 3904 Social Work Practice II - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 532 Short-Term Interventions - University ot Tennessee
  • SWRK 540 Treatment of Trauma - University ot Tennessee
  • SWRK 538 Social Work Practice with At-Risk Populations - University ot Tennessee
  • SWRK 560 Evidence-Based Interpersonal Practice with Groups - University ot Tennessee
  • SWRK 525 Clinical Social Work Practice with Groups - University ot Tennessee
  • SWRK 563 Systematic Planning and Evaluation for Interpersonal Practice - University ot Tennessee
  • SWRK 526 Evaluating Clinical Practice - University ot Tennessee
  • SWRK 522 Intro to Social Work Practice - University ot Tennessee
  • SWRK 541 Leadership and Management in the Human Services - University ot Tennessee
  • SWRK 547 Evaluative Research - University ot Tennessee
  • SOCW 6325 Advanced Micro Practice - University ot Texas at Arlington
  • SOCW 6371 Community and Administrative Practice: - University ot Texas at Arlington
  • SOCW 5322 Research and Evaluation I - University of Texas at Arlington
  • SOCW 2313 Social Work Practice I - University of Texas at Arlington
  • SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology - University of Maryland - Overseas

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • Master of Social Work - Tammy D. Ali-Carr - 2017 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Wendi Albert - 2016 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - William Kerrel Ard - 2016 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - John L. Barsotti - 2016 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Megan E. Broadstreet - 2016 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Regina D. Abston - 2015 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Lanique Carr - 2015 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Teresa A. Brown - 2015 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Jenna Bonnell - 2014 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Loretta Beard - 2014 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Marquishia Bradford - 2014 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Wendy K. Brown - 2014 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Jeanine Claiborne - 2014 (projected)
  • Master of Social Work - Natlin B. Bauer - 2013
  • Master of Social Work - Ashley N. Blackmon - 2013
  • Master of Social Work - Náthali Blackwell - 2013
  • Master of Social Work - Samantha Brin - 2013
  • Master of Social Work - Tierra Brown - 2013
  • Master of Social Work - Monica D. Carney - 2013
  • Master of Social Work - Cicely A. Crawford - 2013

Support

  • Professional Development Award (Community Response to Sexual Assault) - University of Tennessee Graduate School - $3,900 - 2009, May
  • Professional Development Award (Experiences of Covictims of Homicide) - University of Tennessee Graduate School - $3,000 - 2008, March
Service
  • University of Memphis - Department Representative - Graduate Council, College of Arts and Sciences - 2013 to Present
  • University of Memphis - Committee Member - CAS ECRA Selection Committee - 2013-Present
  • University of Memphis - Chair - Faculty Gov. Doc. Workgroup, Department of Social Work - 2012 to Present
  • University of Memphis - Committee Member - MSW Committee, Department of Social Work - 2012 to Present
  • University of Memphis - Committee Member - RPT Committee, College of Arts and Sciences - 2012 to Present
  • University of Memphis - Committee Member - RPT Committee, Department of Social Work - 2012 to Present
  • University of Memphis - Committee Member - RPT Committee, Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration - 2012 to 2013
  • University of Memphis - Co-Chair - SW Chairperson Search Committee, SUAPP - 2011 - 2012
  • University of Memphis - Chair - Search Committee, Division of Social Work - 2010 to 2012
  • University of Memphis - Commitee Member - MSW Development Committee - 2010 to 2012
  • University of Tennessee - Faculty Advisor - Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society - 2007 to 2010
  • University of Tennessee - Committee Member - UT CSW Faculty Governance Committee - 2008 to 2010
  • University of Tennessee HSC - Faculty Senator - UT Health Science Center Faculty Senate - 2006 to 2009
  • University of Tennessee HSC - Committee Member - UTHSC Legislative Resource Committee - 2007 to 2009
  • University of Tenenssee - Committee Member - UT CSW Search Committee - 2007 to 2008
  • Shelby County CVC Homicide Response Team - Advisory Board Member - 2009 - Present
  • Memphis and SC Domestic Violence Council - Member - 2012 - Present
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Simmons, C.A. & Lehmann, P. (2013). Tools for strengths based assessment and evaluation. New York: Springer.
  • Lehmann, P. & Simmons, C.A. (Eds.) (2009). Strength's based batterer intervention: A new paradigm in ending family violence. New York: Springer.
Journal Articles
  • Simmons, C. A., Craun, S., Farrar, M., & Ray, R. (in press). Differences and similarities in mother and child reports about IPV risk: Concordance is likely but cannot be assumed. Violence Against Women.
  • Simmons, C. A., Lindsey, L., Delaney, M., Whalley, A., & Beck, J. G. (in press/2015). Real world barriers to assessing and treating mental health problems with IPV survivors.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(12).

  • Simmons, C. A., Duckworth, M., & Tyler, E. (in press). Getting By After a Loves One's Death By Homicide: The Relationship Between Case Status, Trauma Symptoms, Life Satisfaction, and Coping. Violence and Victims.
  • Simmons, C.A., Whalley, A., & Beck, J. G. (2014). Use of Mental Health Screening Instruments by Non-Medical Helping Professionals: A Needs Assessment. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(11), 2068-2090.

  • Craun, S.W., & Simmons, C.A. (2012). Taking a seat at the table: Sexual assault survivors' views of sex offender registries. Victims & Offenders, 7(3), 312-326.
  • Lehmann, P., Simmons, C.A. & Pillai, V.K. (2012). The validation of the Checklist of Controlling Behaviors (CCB): Assessing coercive control in abusive relationships. Violence Against Women, 18(8), 913-933.
  • Simmons, C.A., Farrar, M., Frazer, K., & Thompson, M.J., (2011). From the voices of women: Facilitating survivor access to IPV services. Violence Against Women, 17(10), 1226-1243.
  • Craun, S.W., Simmons, C.A., & Reeves, K. (2011). Percentage of named offenders on the registry at the time of the assault: Reports from sexual assault survivors. Violence Against Women, 17(11), 1374-1382.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2010).  Gender differences in the appraisal of violent crime experiences: A qualitative study. Victims & Offenders, 5, 371-387.
  • Simmons, C.A. & Lehmann, P. (2010). An argument for integrating strengths into work with batterers. Partner Abuse, 1, 230-249.
  • Simmons, C.A., & Rycraft, J.R. (2010).  Ethical challenges of military social workers serving in a combat zone, Social Work. 55(1), 9-18.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Dia, D. (2010).  Parenting and women arrested for IPV. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 25(8),1429-1448.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Craun, S.W. (2008). Women arrested for IPV offences: Abuse experiences yet low trauma pathology. Journal of Family Violence, 23(8), 755-765.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Cobb, N. (2008).  A comparison of women versus men charged with intimate partner violence: General risk factors, attitudes regarding using violence and readiness to change. Violence and Victims, 23(5), 571-585.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Cobb, N. (2008). Women arrested for partner violence and substance use: An exploration of discrepancies in the literature. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23(6), 707-727.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Collier-Tenison, S. (2008). Linking male use of the sex industry to controlling behaviors in violent relationships: An exploratory analysis. Violence Against Women, 14(3), 406-417.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Collier-Tenison, S. (2008).  From victim to offender: The effects of male initiated violence on women arrested for using intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Violence, 23(6), 387-394.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Collier-Tenison, S. (2008). Men's use of controlling behaviors: A comparison of reports by women in a domestic violence shelter and women in a domestic violence offender program. Journal of Family Violence, 23(6), 387-394.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Duguay, A.M. (2008).  Children exposed to domestic violence: Building safety in child welfare. Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies Journal (OACAS), 52(4), 22-31.  Sections also published in A.R. Roberts & G.J. Greene (Eds.), Social workers' desk reference, (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Simmons, C.A., &  DeCoster, V. (2007). Military social workers at war: Their experiences and the educational topics that helped them. Journal of Social Work Education, 43(3), 497-512.
  • Simmons, C.A., & Lehmann, P.  (2007). Exploring the link between pet abuse and controlling behaviors in violent relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(9), 1211-1222.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2007). Speculation as to why women "get" PTSD more often than men. Women and Therapy, 30(1/2), 85-98.
  • Lehmann, P., Spence, E. & Simmons, C.A. (2006). An exploratory look at a variation of Terr's type I, type II trauma classifications with children exposed to domestic violence.  Family Violence and Sexual Assault Bulletin, 22(1), 12-20. 
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., Cobb, N. & Fowler, C. (2005). Personality profiles of women and men arrested for domestic violence: An analysis of differences and similarities. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 41(4), 63-81.  Also published in F.P. Buttell & M.M. Carney (Eds.), Women who perpetrate relationship violence: moving beyond political correctness, (pp. 63-82). New York: Hawthorn Press.
  • Simmons, C.A., & Granvold, D.K. (2005). A cognitive model to explain gender differences in rate of PTSD diagnosis. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention 5(3), 290-299.
  • Simmons, C. A., Shapiro, V., Accomazzo, A., & Manthey, T. J. (2015). Strength-Based Social Work: A Meta-Theory to Guide Social Work Research and Practice.  Book Chapter to be included in N. Coady & P. Lehmann (eds.).  Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist-Eclectic Approach (3rd ed.). New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Simmons, C.A., & Lehmann, P. (2009). Strengths-based batterer intervention: A new direction with a different paradigm. In P. Lehmann & C.A. Simmons (Eds.), Strengths-based batterer intervention: A new paradigm in ending family violence (pp. 39-52), New York, Springer.
  • Lehmann, P. & Simmons, C.A. (2009a). The state of batterer intervention programs: An analytic discussion. In P. Lehmann & C.A. Simmons (Eds.), Strengths-based batterer intervention: A new paradigm in ending family violence (pp. 1-38), New York, Springer.
  • Dia, D.A., Simmons, C.A., Oliver, M.A., & Cooper, R.L. (2009).  Motivational interviewing for perpetrators of intimate partner violence. In P. Lehmann & C.A. Simmons (Eds.), Strengths-based batterer intervention: A new paradigm in ending family violence (pp. 87-112), New York, Springer.
  • Simmons, C.A., Patton, J.D., Sutter, J.A., & Lehmann, P. (2009).Application of strengths-based approaches. In P. Lehmann & C.A. Simmons (Eds.), Strengths-based batterer intervention: A new paradigm in ending family violence (pp. 239-285), New York, Springer.
  • Lehmann, P. & Simmons, C.A. (2009b). Looking  forward.  In P. Lehmann & C.A. Simmons (Eds.), Strengths-based batterer intervention: A new paradigm in ending family violence (pp. 285-308), New York, Springer.
  • Lehmann, P. & Simmons, C.A. (2009c). Children exposed to domestic violence: assessment and treatment protocols.  In A.R. Roberts & G.J. Greene (Eds.), Social workers' desk reference, (2nd ed., pp. 1082-1091). New York: Oxford.  Sections also published in Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Duguay, A.M. (2008).  Children exposed to domestic violence: Building safety in child welfare. Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies Journal (OACAS), 52(4), 22-31.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2006a).  Austin. In J. Johnson & G. Grant (Eds.), Sexual abuse casebook (pp. 45-68), Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2006b).  Mary. In J. Johnson & G. Grant (Eds.), Sexual abuse casebook (pp. 89-112), Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2004).  Oliver. In J. Johnson & G. Grant (Eds.), Substance abuse casebook (pp. 29-55), Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Presentations
  • Simmons, C. A. (2015, January). The relationship between mother-child concordance about high-risk violence/abuse and childhood behavioral concerns.  Paper [to be] presented at the 19th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  • Simmons, C. A., Shapiro, V., Accomazzo, S., & Manthey, T. J. (2014, October). Strength-based social work: A meta-theory to guide social work research and practice.  Paper presents at the Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Decoster, V., Simmons, C.A., Bringhurst, D., Weiss, E. (2014, October). From boots to books: Promoting the success of student who are veterans.  Think Tank presented at the Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting. Tampa, FL.
  • Reich, C. M., Blackwell, N., Simmons, C. A., & Beck, J. G. (2014, October). Social problem solving strategies and posttraumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of intimate partner violence. Manuscript in Process.  Paper presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
  • Simmons, C. A., Delaney, M., Lindsey, L., Whalley, A., Murry-Drobot, O., & Beck, J. G. (2014, January). Should programs designed to help IPV survivors screen for mental health related problems: Voices from the field.  Poster presented at the 18th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.
  • Simmons, C. A. (2013, November). Incorporating Client Strengths into Program Evaluation: A Model, Guide, and Tools. Skills Workshop presented at the CSWE annual program meeting, Dallas, TX.
  • Lindsey, L., Simmons, C. A., Delaney, M., Whalley, A. & Beck, J. G. (2013, November). Realities of assessing mental health problems with IPV survivors: A qualitative study. Poster presented at the CSWE annual program meeting, Dallas, TX.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2011, October). Incorporating "strengths" into the assessment of men who batter.  Paper presented at CSWE annual program meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Simmons, C.A., Duckworth, M., & Tyler, E. (2010, October). The effects of media and criminal justice interactions on covictims of homicide.  Paper presented at CSWE annual program meeting, Portland, OR.
  • Craun, S.W. & Simmons, C.A. (2010, January).  Determining the percentage of offenders on the sex offender registry during their latest perpetration of sexual abuse. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Simmons, C.A., Duckworth, M., & Tyler, E. (2009, November). Coping strategies used by covictims of homicide. Paper presented at CSWE annual program meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Foels, L., & Simmons, C.A., (2009, November). How am I going to teach group practice online?  Roundtable presented at CSWE annual program meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2009, January). Facilitating women's access to survivor services. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Dia, D. (2009, January). Parenting and women arrested for intimate partner violence offenses. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2008, October). Building leadership skills using low rope course activities in the classroom. Skills workshop presented at CSWE annual program meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Spence, E. (2008, January).  Women arrested for IPV offences: Abuse experiences yet low trauma pathology.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
  • Simmons, C.A., & Rycraft, J.R. (2008, January). Ethical challenges of military social workers deployed to the war. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2008, January). The effect of gender specific social roles on recovery from violent crime experiences. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
  • Simmons, C.A., Lehmann, P., & Cobb, N. (2007, January). Using domestic violence offender assessment instruments with women arrested for domestic violence related charges: Reliability, validity and controversy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2006, February). Social workers at war: The qualitative  experiences of deployed military social workers.  Paper presented at the CSWE annual program meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Jayasundara, D.S., Lehmann, P., & Simmons, C.A. (2005, September). A treatment follow-up of women arrested for intimate partner violence. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Family Violence, San Diego, CA.
  • Simmons, C.A., & Lehmann P. (2005, January). Validation of the checklist of controlling behaviors (CCB): A new domestic violence assessment instrument for social work. Paper  presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Miami, FL.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2004, October). Understanding women who use violence in their intimate relationship. Paper presented at the conference of the National Association of Social Workers Texas, Austin, TX.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2004, October). The power of social work in response to traumatic events. Paper presented at the conference of the National Association of Social Workers Texas, Austin, TX.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2004, September).  Personality profiles and attitudes toward violence of women arrested for domestic violence: How they differ from and are similar to men arrested for domestic violence. Paper presented at the International Conference on Family Violence, San Diego, CA.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2014, April). Ethics, the Basics. Workshop [to be] presented at the University of Memphis, Department of Social Work 2nd annual Symposium, Memphis, TN.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2013, September). Trauma & Stressor Related Disorders. Workshop presented at the University of Memphis, Department of Social Work DSM 5: What You Need to Know Symposium, Memphis, TN.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2012, October). Ethics 101. Workshop presented at the University of Memphis, Department of Social Work Inaugural Symposium, Memphis, TN.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2010, September). Growing up ADHD. Workshop presented at the Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Care Association annual conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2009, March). Strengths-based batterer's intervention: Six approaches that share a positive paradigm. Workshop presented at the Tennessee Council on Social Welfare 96th annual conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Simmons, C.A., Farrar, M., Frazer, K., & Garner, A., (2009, March). Facilitating women's access to IPV services. Workshop presented at the Tennessee Council on Social Welfare 96th annual conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2008, March). Leadership strategies in social welfare. Workshop presented at the Tennessee Council on Social Welfare 95th annual conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Simmons, C.A. (2007, November). Strengths-based batterer intervention: Positive approaches to ending family violence. Paper presented at the Middle East Regional Training Conference of TCSW, Knoxville, TN.
Appendix B - Student Advising/Mentoring
  • Social Work Advising and Field Liaison/Instructor:
    • 2014-2015          Advisor for 17 graduate students
    • 2014-2015          Field Liaison for 3 graduate students
    • 2013-2014          Advisor for 13 graduate students
    • 2013-2014          Field Liaison for 12 graduate students
    • 2012-2013          Advisor for 15 graduate students
    • 2012-2013          Field Liaison for 11 graduate and 1 undergraduate students
    • 2012-2013          Field Instructor for 2 gradate students
    • 2011-2012          Advisor for 8 graduate students  
    • 2011-2012          Field Liaison for 2 graduate and 5 undergraduate students
    • 2010-2011          Field Liaison for 5 undergraduate students
  • Student Committees (Thesis, Doctoral Program, and Dissertation):

  • Dissertation Committee Member 2014-Present - Dissertation committee member for Jessica Sobieski, University of Memphis, Department of Counseling Psychology.
    • Dissertation Title:  Mental health trainees' perceptions of intimate partner violence within diverse same-sex couples.
  • Dissertation Committee Member 2013-2014 – Dissertation Committee for Judiann McNiff, University of Memphis, Department of Psychology, Doctoral Program.

    • Dissertation Title:  The Association Between Negative Self-Based Emotions, Social Support And Coping On Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Aftermath Of Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Undergraduate Honors Committee Member 2013-Present – Undergraduate Honors Committee for Michayela Rosario, University of Memphis, Department of Psychology, Undergraduate Honor’s Program.
    • Honor's Thesis Title:  Shame and Internalized Homophobia as Moderators of the Association between Intimate Partner Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Lesbians.
  • Thesis Chair 2012-2013 – Master’s Thesis Committee for Náthali Blackwell,  University of Memphis, Department of Social Work.
    • Master's Thesis Title: Avoidant Coping Behavior as a Mediator of the Effects of Various Forms of Intimate Partner Abuse and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Women who are Survivors of Intimate Partner.
    • Recognition:  Ms. Blackwell received the University of Memphis Morton Thesis award 2013
  • Thesis Chair 2012-2013 – Master’s Thesis Committee for Samantha Brin,  University of Memphis, Department of Social Work.
    • Master's Thesis Title: Evaluating a Cognitive Behavioral Group for Social Anxiety in a Real World Setting.
  • Committee Member 2012-2013 – Major Area Paper (MAP) Committee for Judiann McNiff, University of Memphis, Department of Psychology, Doctorial Program. 
    • MAP Title:  The Residuals of Child Abuse for Intimate Partner Violence Survivors: A Literature Review.
  • Faculty Mentoring:
  • 2013-2014: Shakebra Young, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. –  Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Work – Teaching Mentor with a focus on helping to develop the new course 7009 Child Welfare Best Practices
  • 2012-2013: Sharon Wroble, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, Division of Public and Non-Profit Management- Professional mentoring with a focus on Tenure and Promotion
  • 2012-2013:  Johathan Cole, L.C.S.W. –  Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Work – Teaching Mentor with a focus on helping to develop the new course 7006.001 Dual Diagnosis