|Meet the Social Work Faculty|
Professor Boatright began teaching as an adjunct in 1997 and became full-time in 2000. Received a degree in Business Administration from Morris College, Sumter, SC and graduated from the College of Social Work ,University of South Carolina, Master of Social Work degree, concentration Macro. Work experiences span seventeen years of working in Social Work Administration, Community Organizing, Permanency Planning, Mental Health and Child Protective Services. Aside from social work Ms. Boatright has owned and operated a financial service business for the past twenty-one years.
MSW, LMSW, LISW-CP, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Gaffney
Professor Hyatt completed her BA with a concentration in social work at Limestone College and her MSW at the University of South Carolina. Her previous experience includes managing group homes which served the mentally ill/cognitively disabled population, child welfare and school based mental health counseling. She also supervised an Intensive In-Home team, providing counseling services to at risk youth and their families in NC. She began teaching at Limestone College as an adjunct faculty member in 2006 and accepted a position as full time Assistant Professor of Social Work in July 2011. She is currently seeking her DSW at Capella University.
Stephanie Warren graduated from Limestone's Social Work Program in 1995 and went on to receive her MSW from the University of South Carolina in 1999. She has worked mainly in medical social work, working as a social worker for Hospice of Rutherford County in North Carolina and for Baptist Hospital of East Tennesee's Social Work Department. Stephanie began teaching for the Limestone Extended Campus in 1999 and also taught in the Human Services Department at Greenville Technical College from 2004 through 2008. She joined the Social Work faculty full-time as the Preceptor of Social Work for the Greer Extended Campus in August of 2012.
Professor Burgess received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Limestone College, 1998 and earned a Master of Social Work from the College of Social Work, University of South Carolina in 2001. Professor Burgess has a wide range of experience within the field of social work. He has experience working with clients within mental health, corrections, medical social work, therapeutic wilderness programs, rape crisis, and domestic violence agency settings. Presently serves as the Director of Social Work with a Columbia area hospital. Currently holds the LISW-CP license and serves as an approved LISW-CP supervisor for those seeking licensure.
Professor Graham earned a BA, in Social Work, Virginia Union University, MSW College of Social Work, University of South Carolina. Professor Graham's experiences is Social Work include previous employment with the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs as Social Worker and QMRP, Employment with Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board as Residential Administrator, and Assistant Executive Director. She has also worked with Circle Park where she facilitated structured and educational substance abuse groups. Professor Graham has served as instructor for Florence Darlington Technical College, where she taught Substance Abuse, Human Services, and Gerontology. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Florence Darlington Technical College's Human Resources Department. She is retired from the Florence County DSN Board and currently serves as a Quality Assurance Consultant for the Board. As Social Work Preceptor for Limestone College, she teaches across Social Work Curriculum. She has taught for Limestone College for the past seven years.
Professor Hanshaw earned a BA, Psychology, BA, Sociology, Marshall University, MSW, Radford University. Professor Hanshaw's experiences in social work include working in community mental health, family advocacy, alcohol and drug prevention, inpatient psychiatric care, hospital social work, nursing homes, private practice, military mental health, and adolescent case management. Professor Hanshaw has served as president of Habitat for Humanity in St. Louis and Virginia, is certified in critical incident stress debriefing/crisis response, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. His specialty areas include crisis intervention, hospital social work, spirituality and cognitive therapy. Professor Hanshaw serves on several community boards within Cherokee County. Professor Hanshaw has been teaching for Limestone College in the social work program for the last ten years and holds interest mainly in the clinical areas of social work. Prior to Limestone Professor Hanshaw performed many professional duties to include corporate consulting, Desert Storm Veteran, conducted guided visual relaxation /behavioral modification smoking cessation seminars and offered private practice mental health services. Professor Hanshaw is active in many local events that benefit populations at risk in the Upper Region of South Carolina. He is fully licensed as a Master of Social Work.
Professor Dickerson earned a BA in Social Work and a BA in Psychology from Limestone College, in Gaffney, SC. MSW College of Social Work, University of South Carolina and a PhD in Human Services with Specialization in Social Work in Community Services from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. Professor Dickerson has a wide range of experiences within the field of Social Work. Professor Dickerson has served has the Clinical Program Coordinator for Human Service Associate Degree Program at Trident Technical College where he supervises students Field Internships; He has also served as Department Head and Academic Program Coordinator-Human Services with Trident Technical College where his primary duties included course and curriculum development and development of online courses; Mental Health Counselor with Berkeley County Mental Health where his primary responsibilities were counseling court appointed youth offenders and clients; and Program Director with the Florence Crittenton Program of South Carolina. As Social Work Preceptor for Limestone College, he will teach across Social Work Curriculum.
Professor Hinson obtained his BSW from Limestone College and his MSW from The University of South Carolina. Professor Hinson has worked in some form of social work since the early 1970s. He started his career with the Lancaster County Department of Welfare where he worked in food stamps and support services. Later he worked in Children's Protective Services as an investigator of abuse and neglect cases. Professor Hinson has been involved with almost all aspects of modern DSS work. He has holds certificates in CPS, APS, Permanency Planning and Crisis Management.
He has worked both at the North Augusta and Columbia Campuses teaching all areas of social work. Professor Hinson is married to Pauline, a life long social worker, they reside in the small town of Wagener, SC.
Professor Hinson has specialized in helping emotionally disabled children as a senior service coordinator with Continuum of Care. He opened the first COC office in Aiken County. He served as the State Vice President of Quality Assurance for the non profit agency Growing Home.
Professor Hiott has been with Limestone College since 1992 (full time since 1997). He graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from the College of Charleston and a M.S.W. from the College of Social Work, University of South Carolina, where he also received his Gerontological Certificate. He teaches primarily at the Low country site, but can sometimes be found online. He worked for many years as a credentialed clinical counselor for the Colleton Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and has experience as a medical social worker (both hospital and home health settings). He is very passionate about his hometown of Walterboro, where he serves as Treasurer of the Downtown Walterboro Development Corporation, member Walterboro Economic Development Commission, member of Friends of the Colleton Library, the Low Country Community Players, the Colleton County Arts Council, the Colleton Historical and Preservation Society, and a volunteer with Colleton Habitat for Humanity. He spends much of his "free time" enjoying the scenic outdoors of the South Carolina Lowcountry with his family.
Professor Kuhn possesses a wide range of social work experience including Boys Town of Missouri, Community Long Term Care, and US Army Medical Service Corps, Social Work Officer with assignments in focused on substance abuse, community mental health, medical social work, developmental disabilities, equal opportunity, and family advocacy. Professor Kuhn is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Boy Scouts of America, and Chair, SC Consortium of Social Work Programs providing licensure required course work to professional social workers seeking the both Advanced and Clinical licensure in South Carolina. Professor Kuhn has been a member of the Limestone College Social Work Program for 10 years.
Professor Puckett has his BSW from The University of Virginia at Wise; and his MSSW with University of Tennessee.
Professor Puckett's experiences in social work include 35 years of clinical work in mental health, domestic violence, alcohol and drug treatment both in and out patient, hospice and work with geriatric populations. He was the Clinical Director for the Mobile Crisis Program in Charleston, SC from 1987-1996 which was recognized at that time as the very best mobile psychiatric program in the nation. He co-authored the book, "Comprehensive Emergency Mental Health Care" detailing that experience.
He served as the Director of Clinical Services for Family Services in Charleston, SC, and as the Director of Safe Communities, also in Charleston following his work with Mobile Crisis. In 2000 Professor Puckett came to work full-time at Limestone College and served as Chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division for five years and has served as Associate Dean/Director of Social Work for the past four years. Professor Puckett is an Associate Professor and has full-tenure.