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Faculty Profile

Cheryl Fergerson

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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR IN SOCIAL WORK
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211 Longstreet Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7336
Joined UM: January 22, 2019

Areas of Expertise

  • ASSESSMENT
  • CHILD WELFARE
  • CHILD WELFARE SUPERVISION
  • CHILDREN AND THE LAW, ABUSE AND NEGLECT
  • CHILDREN AND THE LAW, CHILD CUSTODY
  • SOCIAL WORK
  • SOCIOLOGY

Brief Bio

Dr. Cheryl Fergerson holds a Doctorate Degree in Social Work (DSW) from Capella University and is a Licensed Master Social Worker with active licensure in the states of TN, MS, and AR. She currently works with the Quality of Life for All Kids (QoLA) program in the Methodist Healthcare System as a Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medical Social Worker. Prior to working with QoLA, Dr. Fergerson worked with Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as a medical social worker. She also has more than 14 years of experience in child welfare with The Tennessee Department of Children's Services. She was responsible for the supervision of five counties in the West TN area for Child Protective Services, Foster Care, and Juvenile Justice Programming. Dr. Fergerson also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis School of Social Work since 2015. She completed her Bachelor's Degree at The University of Memphis in Sociology and her Master's degree was also obtained from The University of Memphis in Social Work. Dr. Fergerson enjoys traveling, reading, indulging in self-care activities, volunteer work with local charities, and mentoring aspiring social work students.

Degrees

BSN
Sociology
The University of Memphis (1999)
MSSW
Social Work
The University of Memphis/Memphis, Tennessee (2014)