Social Work

Rosalyn Bertram, Ph.D.


Dr. Bertram’s research focuses upon implementation science and evidence-based practice in child welfare and behavioral health care. She co-directs the Child...

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Betty Blackmon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Betty Blackmon teaches courses on human behavior/social environment, community practice, and social work and oppression. Her philosophy of research is to pursue...

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Larry Dyer

Assistant Teaching Professor

Professor Dyer teaches courses in social work practice within the advanced generalist framework and in the field of substance abuse and mental health. Larry Dyer’s...

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Ile Haggins

Director of Field Education

Ile Haggins, MSW, LCSW is an Associate Teaching Professor/Director of Field Education in the School of Social Work, where she teaches and designs and implements...

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Adriana Paez

Coordinator of Field Education

Adriana is an alumna of UMKC’s School of Social Work, and has returned to the program to assist students in the field education process. She believes that field...

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Sarah Pilgrim

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarah Pilgrim is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of...

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Robert Prue

Department Chair

Dr. Robert E. ‘Bob’ Prue is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Social Work. Dr. Prue is the Chair...

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Amy Simmons

MSW Program Director

Amy Simmons has been a practicing social worker for nearly 15 years; she holds a masters in social work, and is clinically licensed. She has previously taught...

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