About Your Instructors

Dottie GreeneDottie Saxon Greene, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
BSW – Western Carolina University
MSW – UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Greene is the coordinator for the Substance Abuse Studies Certificate Program and has been teaching in the department of social work since 2004. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed clinical addictions specialist (LCAS), and a certified clinical supervisor (CCS). Her practice experience is in the area of substance abuse treatment where she worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, halfway houses, intensive outpatient programs, adolescent outpatient programs, the criminal justice system, and community mental health and substance abuse services.

Marie Huff

Marie Huff

Dr. Huff is an Asheville native who came to WCU in 1998. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia and her PhD from the University of South Carolina. Before becoming Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, she was a faculty member in the department of social work and served as department head from 2006-2008. Dr. Huff has over ten years of social work practice experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse. She was employed as a clinical social worker and maintained a part-time private practice in Georgia. Her teaching and research interests include direct practice, diversity, cultural competence and mental health and substance abuse.

Pat Morse

Patricia Morse received her MSW and PhD from Tulane University. She is currently is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Western Carolina University. Dr Morse is a clinician, teacher and researcher. Her research has been funded by NIDA, NIMH, NIAID, HRSA, CDC, NIAAA, and SAMHSA. She has conducted studies of male prostitutes, injection drug users, HIV infected men and women and the children of HIV infected women. Her research involves both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She has published widely in the fields of HIV, HCV, injection drug use and other substance use. She has served as a consultant to the VA, to the National Office of Drug Policy and to numerous mental health and substance abuse programs.



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