Evie Nogales Baker

EBEvie Nogales Baker
School of Social Work
Phone: 423.236.2640
Email: evien@southern.edu

Ms. Baker’s passion for teaching came when she taught her first class. Of that experience she says, “I remembered leaving that classroom excited and proud that I contributed to a student’s excitement toward a profession that I loved so much. That was the first time I felt the Lord plant a seed in my heart to teach. ”

Evie Nogales Baker graduated from Southern Adventist University with a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology.  She went on to earn  her master’s degree in social work at the University of Tennessee of Knoxville. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Tennessee. 

Ms. Baker is a therapist at Next Step Counseling Center and director of field education in the School of Social Work. Prior to coming to Southern Adventist University, Ms. Baker worked within the area of child welfare, managing programs that advocated for the best care for children and their families involved in the court system. She taught effective methods to work with children and their families within the Department of Children Services and psychotherapeutic care. She has over ten years of clinical experience working with individuals and families around issues of trauma, depression, anxiety and abuse.

When Ms. Baker is not working, her favorite past time is spending time with her family, reading, traveling, hiking, running half marathons, and scrap booking. One of her favorite quotes is by an anonymous author who said: “A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.” With Ms. Baker’s energy, enthusiasm, caring and passionate character she considers herself a vessel for Christ in “lighting” the flame for students in their learning experience.