Camille Hall, Ph.D. '04, Appointed Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion at University of Tennessee

Camille Hall, Ph.D. '04, has been appointed associate dean for equity and inclusion at the College for Social Work at The University of Tennessee Knoxville. As associate dean, Hall will be responsible for the “strategic direction of the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion activities...and will serve as an ex-officio member of the College’s Committee for Equity and Diversity” according to the official College release.  

Said College Dean Lori Messinger of Hall, “Camille’s knowledge and expertise regarding institutional issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and her long history of advocacy in this area, make her an outstanding leader for our College’s efforts. We are so pleased to have her as an integral member of our College’s leadership team.”

“Dr. Hall brings to the position a history of successful leadership along with clinical and research expertise in the areas of risk and resilience among Black Americans and multicultural competence. Since Dr. Hall joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work faculty in 2004, she has worked to promote diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism on the UTK campus. She served as former chairperson for the UTK Commission for Blacks, helped develop the Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) training, and served as a member of the Pride Center Advisory Board, Diversity Council, and Diversity Dialogues Advisory Board," said the official release. 

My preparation for this role began at Smith SSW; the School's commitment to anti-racism shaped my clinical knowledge, scholarship and pedagogy. My educational background enabled me to develop an evidence-based undergraduate diversity course in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am humbled by this opportunity. - Camille Hall

For the full announcement, visit the College's website.