Ariell Tillman has been named the new social work director of field education and assistant professor in the social work program at Trevecca Nazarene University, officials announced.
Tillman has focused her work on micro and mezzo social work practice and has expertise in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; families experiencing homelessness; individuals experiencing suicidal ideation; and at-risk students as a school social worker. She has also taught classes as an adjunct faculty member at Trevecca.
In her role as field director, Tillman will be responsible for coordinating and supporting social work students during their internships. She will aid students in arranging their placements and help them flourish in those roles; conduct site visits; and lead field instructor trainings. She’ll also help students transition into professional endeavors by offering resume-writing assistance, providing interview guidance and serving as a resource for job searches.
“Ariell’s varied professional experiences as a social worker, her expertise in working with individuals, groups and families, her teaching experience and her passion for the profession of social work make her a great fit for this position and for our University,” Trevecca Social Work Program Director Allison Buzard said.
An alumnus of Tennessee State University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work, Tillman began doctoral studies at Trevecca this May.
The mission of Trevecca’s social work program is to provide an integrated, generalist social work education based on Christian values. The program promotes rigorous scholarship and deep personal growth for students in preparation for lives of leadership and service. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.