Penny Alderman

Senior Lecturer

Penny Alderman

Senior Lecturer

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Social Sciences

Bio

I come to AU with 28 years of diverse experience with Georgia Department of Family and Children Services plus other social work field experience to train the social workers of tomorrow.

  • (706) 667-4165
  • (706) 729-2188
  • AH N224

Education

  • MSW, Social Work Atlanta University, 1982

  • AB, Social Work, Other University of Georgia, 1975

Awards & Honors

  • Caught in the Act of Great Teaching Office of Faculty Development & Teaching, 2016

  • Faculty Development Award for Study Abroad Study Abroad Office & Office of Faculty Development and Teaching, 2015

  • Social Service Workers of the Year Georgia County Welfare Association, 1997

  • Top 100 Volunteers Prevent Child Abuse of Georgia, 1989

  • Annual Friends of Children Award Thomson Junior Women's Club, 1987

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SOWK 3501

    Child & Family Welfare
  • SOWK 4701

    Field Placement I
  • SOWK 2102

    Fund of Social Work Practice
  • SOWK 4601

    Integrated Seminar I
  • SOWK 4702

    Field Placement II
  • SOWK 4602

    Integrative Seminar II
  • SOWK 2950

    Selected Topics: Intl Social Work: London
  • SOWK 3950

    Selected Topics: Intl Social Work: London

Teaching Interests

Child welfare is my first love with field internships following close behind. However, I haven't found a social work course yet that I didn't love.

Department Service

  • Study Abroad Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Honors Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Promotion and Tenure 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Retention, Progression & Graduation Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department Faculty Meetings 2010 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

College Service

  • Pamplin Research Student Travel Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • College Faculty Meetings 2012 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Arts in the Heart 2017 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Lunch with the President & Provost 2017 - 2017

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Dean's List Celebration 2017 - 2017

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

University Service

  • Dispute Resolution and Grievance Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Instep Faculty Tash Force 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Open Paws Food Pantry Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Athletics Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin Student Research and Travel Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

Professional Service

  • Supervision of one MSW student in Field Practicum 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Supervision of one MSW student in Field Practicum 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 2016 - 2017

    Role: Mentor

Public Service

  • Home Owners Association 2013 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • Department cooked for Ronald McDonald House 2017 - 2017

    Role: Member
  • AU Day of Service - Herritage Academy 2017 - 2017

    Role: Member
  • Safe Homes Survivors' Walk 2017 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Manned a Red Cross Shelter 2017 - 2017

    Role: Other