Dr. Alishia Ferguson is in her 9th year at the University of Arkansas. She holds a BSW, MSSW and PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas @ Arlington. She practiced medical social work for 18 years, focusing on older adults and their families and on medical education. Currently, she is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, teaching online and in the classroom for both undergraduates and graduate students. Dr. Ferguson taught the popular social work and humanities elective, On Death and Dying for 6 years. She has taught the elective Ethics and Aging, Research Methods, Introduction to Social Work, Practice III and field seminar. She is the honors advisor for the School of Social Work and the coordinator of a new online Master’s of Social Work program that began in fall, 2016.
Her research interests include aging and caregiving for older adults and she is a co-investigator for the community-university initiative, Age Friendly Fayetteville. According to Dr. Ferguson, one of the best aspects of her job is her work in the community. She regularly supervises social work interns in the field and serves on the Washington Regional Faith in Action board, the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) board and is so honored to be recently appointed to the Washington Regional Hospice board.
Dr. Ferguson is also an Assistant Dean for Academic Integrity Monitor for J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. She has more than 3 years’ experience in reviewing reports of academic dishonesty.