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Dr. Terri Moore Brown

Dr. Brown

Dr. Terri Moore Brown
Department of Social Work Chair
Professor of Social Work

Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 202
Phone: 910-672-1210
Fax: 910-672-1755


Terri Moore Brown, Ed.D., MSW
is a Professor of Social Work at Fayetteville State University in the Department of Social Work. Her academic preparation focuses on children and family services, and higher education administration. Dr. Brown received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Sociology with a minor in Business Administration from Methodist University. She holds a MSW degree from East Carolina University, and Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University. In addition, Dr. Brown attended the Harvard University Management Development Program. Dr. Brown has more than fifteen years of  university leadership and teaching experience, and seven years of practice experience.  She served as Associate Professor of Social Work at Methodist College and Campbell University before assuming the position as Chair of the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University. In regard to administrative experiences, she served as Social Work Program Director, and Chair of the Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice Department at Methodist University. She has also served as Coordinator of Field Instruction at both Methodist University and Campbell University. Dr. Brown has served as a member of On-site Reaffirmation Teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and serves as a site visitor for the Council on Social Work Education. Her professional experiences began as a child care counselor at Cumberland Hospital followed by serving as a school social worker in the Cumberland County School System in Fayetteville, NC. Dr. Brown also held the position of a child protective service worker where she conducted investigations and provided treatment in county department of social services in Fayetteville, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. Her professional experiences also include serving as a clinical social worker with the Behavioral Medicine Center in Fayetteville, N.C 

Teaching Courses

SWRK 220 - Introduction to Social Work
SWRK 330 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SWRK 340 - Social Welfare Policy and Services
SWRK 410 - Social Work Practice
SWRK 425 - Social Work with Families
SWRK 510 - Social Welfare Policy and Services
SWRK 520 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SWRK 625 - Social Work with Chemically Dependent Families
SWRK 626 - Substance Abuse Intervention
SWRK 630 - Assessment of Mental Disorder
SWRK 640 -Professional Writing in Social Work Practice 

Research Interest 

Cultural Diversity
Child Welfare
Social Work Administration
Student Mentoring within Undergraduate & Graduate Social Work Programs
Leadership Roles in the Social Work Profession
Higher Education Administration
Gender Issues
Mental Health
Health Care Issues

Selected Publications

Brown, T.M., Marquez, M., Perkins, G., Kennedy, D. (2015). The Value of a Social Work Degree: Public Social Service Agency Directors' Views, Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 3(2), pp. 1-6.

Marquez, M.R., Brown, T.M., Dilday, C.D, Woods, T.M., Perkins, E. G. (2014). A call for military-centric social work education. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 2(2), pp. 253-262.

Perkins, E.G., Brown, T.M. (2014). Parallels and convergence of social workers and the African American church. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 2(2), 51-57.

Brown, T.M. (2012). A needs assessment of congregation and clergy roles in serving military families. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 31(4), 348-371.

Brown, T. M., & Freeman, D. (2010). Distance education: A university’s pioneering master of social work program partnership with the Army.  Planning in Higher Education, 38(4), 35-43.

Brown, T. M. (2008). PREP for social service agency leadership. In L. Ginsberg, Leadership and Management in Social Work Practice and Education. Alexandria Va.: Council on Social Work Education.

Brown, T. M., Dilday, C., Johnson, O., Jackson, D., & Brown, D. (2008). Students' mentoring relationships in social work education. Sociation Today, 6(2).

Brown, T. M. (2008). Interested in leadership? Tips for positioning yourself for leadership roles. The New Social Worker, 15(3).

Brown, T. M., & Sims, B. R. (2006). Office assistants and department chairs working together. The Department Chair 16(3), 23-25.

Brown, T. M., Foster, C., Juma, L., Perkins, T., & Williams, M. N. (2005). Surviving college and moving toward a balanced life: Strategies for Social Work Students. The New Social Worker, 12(4), 8-10.

Brown, T. M. (2005). Mentorship and the female college president. Sex Roles, 52(9-10), 659-666.

Brown, T. & Waites, C. (2002). Mentorship: What it can do for you. The New Social Worker 9(1), 4-5.

Brown, T. (2001). Presidents of independent colleges vary career paths. Women in Higher Education 10(7), 7.

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work
Phi Alpha Honor Society

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