Administration

The Department of Social Work administrative office is located in Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, Suite 532.  The office is staffed in person on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  We are also available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm by phone, email, and Zoom appointment. 

 
Chairperson
Lauren E. Renkert, PhD, LCSW
532K Leon Levine Hall
828-262-7907
renkertle@appstate.edu

MSW Program Director
Deborah Phillips, PhD
526 Leon Levine Hall
828-262-7982
phillipsdl@appstate.edu

BSW Program Director
Michael Howell, PhD, MSSW
530 Leon Levine Hall
828-262-7862
howellml@appstate.edu

Field Director
Heather Thorp, MSW, LCSW
528 Leon Levine Hall
828-262-6389
thorpha@appstate.edu

Administrative Support Specialist 
Amy Lyons
532J Leon Levine Hall
828-262-2299
lyonsad@appstate.edu

Program Specialist 
Kayla Warren, MSW
532L Leon Levine Hall
828-262-8210
warrenka@appstate.edu