The advisory board of the Department of Social Work consists of experienced professionals who support social work education at Ball State and provide consultation around curricular issues and departmental policies. The role of the advisory board is to:

  • Strengthen ties between the department and the Central Indiana community including the social service community
  • Identify current practice trends
  • Explore immersive learning opportunities for students
  • Participate in outcome assessment efforts

The board meets quarterly and reports directly to the department's faculty.

Advisory Board Members:

Jena Ashby, Habitat for Humanity

Jamie L. Bergan

Chrisonia Broadnax, DaVita Carmel

Katie Campbell, Willowbend Living Center 

Judy Elton, Muncie Delaware County Senior Center

Bill Frederick, Center for Psychological Development

Katie Lucas, Woodlands Nursing Home

Chrystal Pearson, Academy of Model Aeronautics

Kim Taylor, Ball State University, Dept. of Social Work Advisor

Shannon Schumacher, Volunteers of America of Indiana

Dorica Young Watson, Second Harvest Food Bank

Alisa Wells, Ivy Tech