Penny Alderman

Senior Lecturer

Penny Alderman

Senior Lecturer

Academic Appointment(s)

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

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work

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 4601

    Integrated Seminar I
  • SOWK 1101

    Intro to Social Work Prac
  • SOWK 4702

    Field Placement II
  • SOWK 2102

    Fund of Social Work Practice
  • SOWK 4602

    Integrative Seminar II

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

  • College Faculty Meetings 2012 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Pamplin Graduation Reception - 2018

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Internship Meeting with Kim Gray - 2018

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Pamplin College Faculty Meeting - 2018

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Pamplin Research Student Travel Committee 2014 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

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
  • Supervision of BSW Student from Indiana 2019 - 2019

    Role: Other
  • International Phi Alpha Honor Society 2018 - 2018

    Role: Reviewer
  • Professional Interview by Student - 2018

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • Home Owners Association 2013 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • AU Day of Service - Restart Augusta 2018

    Role: Other
  • Domestic Violence Survivor's Walk 2018

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Take Back the Night 2018 - 2018

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Department cooked for Ronald McDonald House 2017 - 2017

    Role: Member