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Carla A. Fagan
Department Chair
Program Director
Assistant Professor
Coordinator, School Social Work
Phi Alpha Honor Society Advisor
Ph.D., Yeshiva University - Wurzweiler School of Social Work
ACSW, June, 1993
MSW, Fordham University - Graduate School of Social Services

Dr. Fagan began teaching at Methodist University in August 2011 after teaching full time for one year at Southwest Minnesota State University, where she also served as Director of Field Instruction and Student Social Work Association Advisor. Born and raised in New York City, she began teaching as an adjunct in 2001 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. She also taught at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and Yeshiva University’s Stern College.

It was her very positive experience as an adjunct that motivated her to return to school for her doctorate, which she earned in May 2010, allowing her to fulfill her desire to teach full time in a university. Her dissertation examined the impact of demographics, social support and health beliefs on adherence to hemodialysis treatment regimen. Her 20 years as a nephrology social worker inspired this dissertation topic. Her research interests include health disparities, ethics and aging.

Dr. Fagan brings to Methodist University over 30 years of practice experience in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, AIDS services, nursing home services and nephrology social work. She is a regular at Chapel on Wednesdays and enjoys participating in activities to support MU and its students. Her community interests include homeless services, working to achieve social justice, and policy advocacy.

Mary Deyampert-McCall
Field Coordinator/Assistant Professor
Social Work Club Advisor
MSW, University of North Carolina

Professor Deyampert-McCall began teaching at Methodist University in 1998, as an adjunct social work professor. In 2005, she joined the Methodist College family as a full-time faculty member. She is the former State Director, North Carolina Division of Social Services. She has over thirty years of social work practice and administration. Mrs. Deyampert-McCall received her MSW from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and her BS from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. Her education background also includes completing North Carolina Public Manager Program (PMP) Raleigh, North Carolina; attending North Carolina Central University Law School (Evening), Durham, North Carolina; and Smith College School of Social Work (Psychiatric Social Work), Northampton, Massachusetts (completed 9-month Internship, Brockton VA Hospital, Brockton, Massachusetts).

While at Methodist University, Professor Deyampert-McCall has taught courses in Practice Methods, Human Behavior And The Social Environment 1 and 11, Human Diversity And Populations-At Risk, Child Welfare, Helping Processes, Social Welfare Policy 1 and 11, Family Social Work, and Field Practicum. Current research focuses on Child Homicides by Parent or Caretaker. She Chairs a Task Force researching this area in Cumberland County.

George Hendricks
Dean, School of Public Affairs
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Walden University

Dr. Hendricks began teaching at Methodist University (then Methodist College) in 2001 as an adjunct instructor in the social work department. In 2006 he joined the Methodist University family as a full time faculty member in the social work department.

His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Human Services (Clinical Social Work concentration) from Walden University. Dr. Hendricks also received his MSW and BSW degrees from East Carolina University. His research interests and dissertation topic focus on school social work issues related to homeless education.

Prior to coming to Methodist University, George spent 12 years as a practicing social worker with Cumberland County Schools. During his tenure with the public schools he served the elementary, middle, high school and alternative levels.

Dr. Hendricks is an active member at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, is active in local politics and serves on the Department of Social Services Board. He was elected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2005 and was recognized as the Cumberland County School Social Worker of the Year in 2004-2005.

Dr. Hendricks is married to Kelly Hendricks, a Registered Nurse with the Cumberland County Health Department. George and Kelly have two children, Tanner (5) and Trevor (10). Trevor and Tanner enjoy soccer and learning at their respective schools. Dr. Hendricks is delighted to be at Methodist. Go Monarchs!

Ms. Tracey Hinds
Instructor of Social Work
M.S.W., Fayetteville State University.
Phone: TBA

Current volunteer Facilitator at Cumberland Community Action Aspire Program. Doctoral Student at Walden University.

Adjunct Social Work Faculty

Ms. Karen Boone

Karen Boone, adjunct instructor, earned a B.A. degree from Methodist College (now Methodist University) and her M.S.W. from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Her practice experience is diverse, as she has worked in the areas of mental health, child & family services, and medical social work. Prior to becoming an instructor for Methodist University, Ms. Boone taught courses for Central Texas College. The majority of Ms. Boone’s practice experience has been as a school social worker on the elementary and middle school levels for Cumberland County Schools. Currently, she is a social worker with the public school system’s preschool diagnostic program for children with disabilities.

Ms. Boone teaches Social Welfare Policy I & II, Human Diversity, and the Helping Processes. She enjoys working with students who attend her alma mater.

Ms. Kenyette Fowler

I graduated with my BSW from Methodist University in December of 2006. I went on to get my MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I was a Child Welfare Collaborative Scholar. My concentration was on Children and Families. I was also was awarded the Armfield Scholarship. My practice has been focused on child welfare since graduating with my MSW. I have worked in foster care, adoptions, In Home Services, and assessments. My professional aspirations are to teach and research the correlation between foster/group home care and future involvement in the penal system.

Ms. Tara Weymouth

Tara Weymouth is an alumna of Methodist University holding a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 03’ with her Master of Social Work degree. She has extensive experience in the social work profession to include HIV case management, hospice, mental health and substance abuse, and research experience as she worked for Duke University for four years on a federally funded project. Her passion is school social work and she has served as a school social worker the past four years with Cumberland County Schools.

Mrs. Weymouth is active in the community and volunteers with several local organizations and mentoring programs. She is happily married to Robert of 12 years and has four legged children to include Newton, an Old English sheepdog, and Molly, a Golden Retriever mix. In her free time she enjoys volunteering with children, spending time working on her home, and traveling with her husband.