Samuel Jeffrey - M.P.P.
Travis McNeal - Ph.D.
Glen Adams - Psy.D.
Jeremiah Sullins - Ph.D.
Dwight Ireland - Ed.D.
Ally Gutierrez - Ed.S.
(Mrs. Gutierrez will be on academic leave Fall 2022 through Spring 2026.)
Terry L. Smith - Ed.D., M.Div., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., L.C.S.W.
B. A. Abilene Christian University
M. Div. Abilene Christian
M. S. W. University of Arkansas--Little Rock
Ed. D. University of Memphis
Began teaching at Harding as an adjunct in 1985 and has taught full-time since 1990. Has served as a Clinical Social Worker at Youth House, Inc. and as Director of Professional Services at Childrens' Homes, Inc.
Practice specialty areas: Loss and Grief, Child Welfare.
Kim Baker-Abrams - M.S.W., L.M.S.W.
Began teaching social work classes at Harding in 1997. Has had clinical experiences at Arizona State Hospital Forensic Behavior Management Unit for Women and Scottsdale Juvenile Diversion program
Practice specialty area: Mental Health.
Kathy Helpenstill - D.S.W., M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
B.S.W. Harding University
M.S.W. University of Arkansas--Little Rock
D.S.W University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Began teaching at Harding as an adjunct in 1999 and has taught full-time since 2012. Is a Contract Clinical Social Worker, and has previous experience with Medical Social Work, BridgeWay Psychiatric Hospital
Practice specialty areas: Child Welfare, Trauma in Children, Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children, Forensic Interviewing of Children, and Mental Health.
Behavioral Sciences Department is part of the College of Sciences