Faculty and Staff Profiles

2020 CV
Clinical Asst Professor, Social Work
Email: kconley@memphis.edu
Office Location: 117 Mccord Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Profile

KenyaAnderson,LMSW___________________________________________

117 McCord Hall

3790 DeSoto Avenue

Kenya.Anderson@memphis.edu

 

Professional Summary

As a Clinical Assistant Professor, I provide each student the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that encourages the use of critical thinking and implementation of strategic practice methods. I serve as a skilled Social Worker with over 19 years of experience in direct service provision as well as professional training, coaching, mentoring research, adult and higher education. My approach to higher education centers on supporting the individual’s personal and professional development while empowering them to explore self-awareness and clarity in cultural and cognitive processes. My dedication to the goals and vision established by the academic partnerships of social work is demonstrated in my passion for teaching and promotion of professionalism and teamwork. As a Faculty Advisor for undergraduate social work students, I promote the development of self-awareness and soft skills to enhance professional success. In the role of Director of BA Field Placement, I offer guidance and supportive assistance to goal-oriented students who desire to help others while maintaining substantial commitment to community outreach.

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Work Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor/ Director of BA Field Placement, Social Work - The University of Memphis - 2015 - Current
  • Instructor/ Coordinator, The Department of Social Work - The University of Memphis - 2013 - 2015
  • Social Worker, The Blues Project - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2012 - 2013
  • Project Associate, Child Welfare Training Center - The University of Memphis - 2006 - 2012
  • Recruiter, Case Management - Tennessee Department of Children's Services - 2003 - 2005
  • Case Management / Program Training Specialist, Direct Service Provision/ Human Resources - Memphis and Shelby County Children's Community Services Agency - 2000 - 2003
  • Child Support Services, Support Program - YWCA - 1998 - 2000
  • Customer Service/ RFP Analyst, Customer Service/ Human Resources - Promus Company/ Hilton Hotel Corporation - 1995 - 1998
Honors/Awards
  • Nominating Committee - Association of Social Work Boards - 2021
  • Continuing Competence Committee - Association of Social Work Boards - 2019
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society - The University of Tennessee Knoxville - 2010
  • Social Work Advisor Award - Student Recognition - 2018
  • Secretary - Tennessee Health Related Boards - Social Work - 2014 - Present

Teaching Experience

  • MSW Intergrated Field Seminar II- 7056 - The University of Memphis
  • Field Practicum - The University of Memphis
  • SWRK Integrative Practice II - The University of Memphis
  • SWRK Field Instruction I - The University of Memphis
  • SWRK Field Instruction II - The University of Memphis
  • SWRK Integrative Field Seminar I - The University of Memphis
  • SWRK Intergrative Seminar II - The University of Memphis
  • Social Response to Human Need - The University of Memphis
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment - The University of Memphis
  • Social Work Practice I - The University of Memphis

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • BA in Social Work - All Social Work student interns. - All - Recurring Role

Creative Activities

  • Field Coordinator's Quarterly Meeting - Quarterly - UM School of Social Work - BA Field Director
  • Continuing Education Initiative (UM School of Social Work) - Quarterly - UM School of Social Work: Memphis & Lambuth Campuses - UM School of Social Work
  • Association of Social Work Boards Delegate (TN) - November 6 -9, 2019 - Orlando, FL - ASWB- Nominating Committee Slate

Outreach

  • Coalition of Black Social Workers - 13 - 2020 - Present -  
  • North American Network of Field Educators and Directors - Kenya Anderson - 2020 - Departmental
  • Community Alliance for the Homeless - 200+ - 2013 - 2013 - Volunteerism
  • TN Dept. of Health Related Boards- Social Work - 12 Board Members - 2013 - Current - Gubernatorial Appointment - State of Tennessee
  • Academic Advising Network - UM Academic Advisors - 2013 - Current - The University of Memphis
Service
  • The University of Memphis - Disability Resources for Students Committee - 2019 - 2020
  • The University of Memphis - Student Research Forum Judge - 2014
  • The University of Memphis - Academic Advising Network (AAN) - 2013 - Current
Consulting
  • National Black Leadership Commission on Health - 2020-Current
  • Our Village - June 2019 - August 2019
  • Association of Social Work Boards - Continuing Competence Committee - 2019
  • Association of Social Work Boards - Regulatory Education Committee (REAL) - 2016 - 2018
  • Memphis Association of Black Social Workers - October 2015 -2016
Presentations
  • 2020 - Panelist in Moving Toward Antiracism: Developing Action for Social Work Academic Institutions. National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter.
  • 2019- E-Poster Presentation. Cultural Barriers to Colorectal Cancer among Korean Americans. Authors: Young Ji Yoon, Seokwon Jin, Melissa Hirschi & Kenya Anderson.
  • 2019- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Power in Higher Education. Co-Presented with Dr. Melissa Hirschi.
  • 2019- Tennessee Association of School Social Workers (TASSW) Ethics Presentation. Power and Ethics in the Schools (TN). Co-presenting with Dr. Melissa Hirschi.
  • 2019- NASW-TN, West Branch Lunch and Learn Presentation: Social Work Licensure in Updates in Tennessee, August 15, 2019.
  • 2019- TN NAME Multicultural Conference in Cookeville, TN. Co-Presenting, Power in Public Schools, with Dr. Melissa Hirschi.
  • 2019 - UM School of Social Work Symposium, Power in the Public Schools. Co-Presentation with Dr. Melissa Hirschi.
  • 2019 - UM School of Social Work Symposium Prudent Parenting co-Presentation with Tennessee Department of Children Services, Master Trainer, Belinda A. Woods.
  • 2017    Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Annual Education Conference/ Moderator, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2016    Memphis In May Student Affairs Conference (MIMSAC) Presentation – First Generation Faculty Advocates
  • 2016    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Conference – Poster Presentation


Appendix A - Teaching Experience

  • SWRK 2911 - Social Response to Human Need
  • SWRK 3902 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SWRK 3903 - Social Work Practice I
  • SWRK 3904 - Social Work Practice II
  • SWRK 4830 - Field Instruction I
  • SWRK 4831 - Field Instruction II
  • SWRK 4840 - Integrative Field Seminar I
  • SWRK 4841 - Integrative Field Seminar II
Appendix B - Student Advising/Mentoring
  • Multicultural Mentor for social work graduate student.
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • 2019- The following are my contributions to efficiency in administrative activities approved and implemented in 2019: Field Coordinators Quarterly Meeting and establishment of UM School of Social Work Continuing Education procedures.
Appendix E - Outreach
  • 2019- Outreach for Memphis Opiod Workforce- Paraprofessional Expansion Program (MOW-PEP). Outreach to establish community partnerships with the Assisi Foundation, Memphis Day Reporting Center, Serenity Recovery Center, PAX Memphis and the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center.