Staff & Faculty

Faculty

Donna Dopwell

Dr. Donna Dopwell,  Interim Director of Social Work
Email: ddopwell@tnstate.edu

Dr. Gary L. Jones, Assistant Professor
Email: gjonesjr@tnstate.edu

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Dr. Cynthia George, Assistant Professor 
Email: cgeorge9@tnstate.edu

Dr. Jay Hedgpeth, Associate Professor
Email: jhedgpet@tnstate.edu 

Dr. Shone Hughes, Assistant Professor
Email: shughe10@tnstate.edu

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Delores Butler, Interim Chair of the Department of Social Work & Urban Studies, College of Public Service
Email: dbutler@tnstate.edu

Resource Contacts

General Questions regarding the Social Work Program contact:

Dr. Donna Dopwell: ddopwell@tnstate.edu 

General Questions regarding the MSW Program contact:

Prof. Delores Butler: dbutler@tnstate.edu

General Questions regarding the BSW Program contact:

Dr. Donna Dopwell: ddopwell@tnstate.edu 

General Questions regarding Field Education:

Prof. Delores Butler: dbutler@tnstate.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Jessica Bell-Blackshear
Email: jessica.bell@mnps.org

Dr. Keith Ekhator
Email: Keith.Ekhator@mnps.org

Chrystalyn Reid
Email: challqueen21@gmail.com



Campus Address

Tennessee State University
Social Work Program
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Elliott Hall/Women's Building, Suite 310
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Mailing Address

Tennessee State University
Social Work Program
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
P.O. Box 9525
Nashville, Tennessee 37209