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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

Kristy Durkin

Social Work
Visiting Clinical Instructor in Social Work
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000 Garland Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7336
Joined UM: August 22, 2019

Areas of Expertise

  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
  • FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER

Brief Bio

Kristy M. Durkin is a Visiting Clinical Professor in the Social Work Department. Dr. Durkin received her PhD in 2016 from The University of Alabama, School of Social Work; a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Alabama (2003); and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from The University of Tennessee Chattanooga (1994). She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over seven years of post master's micro, mezzo, and macro practice experience. Her dissertation work focused on the role of self- efficacy in the effectiveness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) training for child welfare workers. She is a co-author on several publications and has presented at professional conferences numerous times. Dr. Durkin teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. In 2019, she received the Excellence in Mentorship Award, in the College of Education and Processional Studies, at the University of West Florida and the NASW Social Work Educator of the Year Award for the Northwest Florida Unit.

Degrees

PhD
Social Work
University of Alabama (2016)