Faculty Profiles

Social Work department faculty bios and information.


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Dr. Joseph Herzog

  • Position: Chair and Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 134A

Dr. Joseph Herzog, a professor in the Department of Social Work, has more than 20 years experience as a human service provider and director of counseling centers.

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Janet Albury

  • Position: Instructor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 138

Janet Albury, who has a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama, is an Instructor at UWF.

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Dr. Dana Dillard

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 145

Dr. Dana Dillard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 20 years of practice experience. She has extensive history working with the fire service and recreational burn camp programs in both the United States and Canada.

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Dr. Laura D. Edler

  • Position: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 142

Dr. Laura D. Edler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work.

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Dr. Erin King

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 141

Dr. Erin King is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. Her research interests include the intersection of trauma and mental health, women’s reentry from prison, women’s health issues, and the child welfare workforce.

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Dr. Miu Ha Kwong

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 147

Dr. Miu Ha Kwong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work.

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Dr. Melinda L. Lewis

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 139

Dr. Melinda Lewis, an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, has both academic and first-hand understanding of social work in various settings.

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Julie Patton

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 144

Julie Patton, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on generalist practice and mind/body and positive psychology.

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Dr. Chathapuram (Ram) Ramanathan

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 137

Dr. Chathapuram (Ram) Ramanathan, Ph.D., ACSW, LMSW, LMFT is an Associate Professor for the UWF Department of Social Work. He has worked in the human service area for over three decades including social work services for over 35 years.

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Dr. Paula Rappe

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 146

Dr. Paula Rappe, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, majored in both Community Organization and Mental Health when she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Dr. Diane Scott

  • Position: Associate Dean and Professor
  • Department: Social Work
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 106

Dr. Diane L. Scott is a Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies.

Adjunct Faculty

Social Work department adjunct faculty contact information.


  • Julius Ballew

  • Lynette Bledsoe

  • David Darbyshire

  • Carolyn Grawi

  • Barbara Green

  • Leilani Mason

  • Lori Milkeris

  • Andrea Nutt

    • Position: Adjunct Faculty
    • Department: Social Work
    • anutt@uwf.edu
  • Stephanie Peterson

  • Jenny Reed

  • Eric Schade

  • Tasha Singh