College of Health and Human Sciences
Tonya M. Westbrook received her BSW from Jacksonville State University, MSW from University of Cincinnati, and PhD in social work from University of Georgia. She practiced social work in the public child welfare field for over ten years before entering academia. She's been with WCU since August 2007 becoming tenured in spring 2013.
Child welfare, trauma responsive social work, human behavior in the social environment, case management, social work interviewing skills, social work ethics
Public child welfare retention and turnover issues, scholarship of teaching and learning