Lorri Merchant

lorri merchant

Associate Professor

Phone: 423.236.2641

Email: lmerchant@southern.edu 

Fall 2017 Schedule 

 

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8am MSW F2F courses and program all day, every other week          
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O=Office Hours        M=Team and Faculty Meetings        C=Class      

Please email to secure an appointment or to inquire about other available times.

Click here to see Professor Merchant's adviser biography. 

EDUCATION

Master of Social Work, 1996

University of Kansas 

Bachelor of Social Work, 1994

Southern College 

I have completed course work at the University of Nebraska for my Ph.D. in Sociology. I am currently taking comprehensive exams and preparing my dissertation proposal.

EXPERIENCE

I taught social work courses and directed the social work program at Union College for six years before coming to Southern Adventist University.
My most recent social work experience has been in healthcare. I have been a clinical social worker in hospitals, home health and hospice services. I have worked in mental health and family reunification.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Mental Health
Religion
Crisis/Trauma
Resiliency

PERSONAL

I met my husband of 18 years here at Southern. I have fond memories of my time here and I am proud to be an alumnus. I have two wonderful children who attend OAKS (Ooltewah Adventist School). I am originally from Florida, but have lived in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Nebraska. When I can spare the time my hobbies are singing, snow skiing, camping and glass fusion.

 

FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY

Southern brings people together! My parents met and married while attending Southern. My husband and I met and then married after attending Southern. The campus at Southern is beautiful. God is uplifted and glorified at Southern.

 

YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW…

Both my husband and I are SCUBA certified and love to go diving (but don’t get to go very often).