UMKC Catalog


School of Social Work
 Mailing Address:
University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Social Work
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
  • Chair,Program Director:
  • Director of Field Education: Elaine Spencer-Carver


  • Gloria Anderson, M.S.W., Clinical Instructor, (cultural diversity, grief and loss, child welfare)
  • Rosalyn Bertram, Ph.D., Associate Professor, (children, youth & families; wraparound and multi-systemic collaborative strengths-based practice, program implementation and evaluation, research)
  • Betty Blackmon, J.D., Assistant Professor, (practice; violence across the life span; human behavior; cultural competency)
  • J. Larry Dyer, Ph.D., Clinical Instructor, (cultural diversity, mental health, practice; substance abuse),
  • Bob Prue, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Social Work Research Methods, Open Source and Freely available Software for Social Workers, Interface of Indigenous Health and Healing Supports with Mainstream, Spirituality and Social Work)
  • Lee Rathbone-McCuan, Ph.D., Professor (social policy and aging, families, international social work)
  • Patricia Scott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (mental health; evaluation;substance abuse; disabilities)
  • Elaine Spencer-Carver, Ph.D., Director of Field (practice,intimate partner violence, education and foster care, complex trauma, trauma impact on children and families, qualitative research)
  • Rhonda Weimer, M.S.W., Clinical Instructor (psychopathology; practice; advanced group)