Social Work Faculty

Dr. Carla Fagan

Carla Fagan, PhD

Chair, Social Work; Associate Professor of Social Work; Director, Social Work Program; Coordinator, Gerontology
(910) 630-7699
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Dr. Carla Fagan
Carla Fagan, PhD

Chair, Social Work; Associate Professor of Social Work; Director, Social Work Program; Coordinator, Gerontology

B.S., City College of the City University of New York; M.S.W., Fordham University; Ph.D., Yeshiva University

Bio:

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.

Personal Interests:

  • Sudoku
  • crossword puzzles
  • crocheting
  • knitting
  • listening to jazz
(910) 630-7699
Trustees 272B
Cheryl Fiser

Cheryl Fiser, MSW

Adjunct Instructor of Social Work
(910) 502-3533
Cheryl Fiser
Cheryl Fiser, MSW

Adjunct Instructor of Social Work

B.A.S.W., M.S.W., University of Kentucky; Licensed Clinical Social Worker

(910) 502-3533
Dr. George Hendricks

George Hendricks, PhD

Senior Director for Community Affairs; Professor of Social Work
(910) 630-7056
Mallett-Rogers House Annex
Dr. George Hendricks
George Hendricks, PhD

Senior Director for Community Affairs; Professor of Social Work

B.S., M.S.W., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Walden University

Bio:

Dr. George Hendricks serves as the Senior Director for Community Affairs. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Dean of the School of Public Affairs, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Chair of the Social Work Department. George has twelve years of practice experience in School Social Work where he worked with at-risk elementary school, middle school, high school and alternative school students. His research interests and dissertation include the academic achievement of homeless children. In May 2019, George and Rev. Kelli Taylor published, “A Fresh Expression of ‘And Are We Yet Alive’” in the Asbury Theological Journal. He also has a motivational speaking business, George Hendricks Motivational Speaking. Dr. Hendricks is a two-time past presenter at the B. F. Stone Lyceum. His favorite quote is by Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Dr. Hendricks is an active member at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, He was recognized as the Cumberland County School Social Worker of the Year. He also earned the Exemplary Teacher Award and the Distinguished Professor of the Year award at MU and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the East Carolina University School of Social Work.

Dr. Hendricks is married to Kelly Hendricks, an R.N. with the Cumberland County Health Department. George and Kelly have two children, Tanner and Trevor.

Research Interests:

  • Academic achievement of homeless children
  • Methamphetamine

Personal Interests:

  • Tennis
  • Reading
  • Kayaking
(910) 630-7056
Mallett-Rogers House Annex
Charmagne Williams

Charmagne Williams, MSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Charmagne Williams
Charmagne Williams, MSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work

B.S.W., Methodist University; M.S.W., Fordham University