Faculty & Staff

Stephen Baldridge, Ph.D.
Director of B.S.S.W Program
Assistant Professor

B.S.W., Lubbock Christian University
M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Phone: 325-674-2076
Email: stephen.baldridge@acu.edu


Stephanie Hamm, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

B.S.W., Abilene Christian University
M.S.W., West Virginia University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Phone: 325-674-2072
Email: stephanie.hamm@acu.edu


Gayna Johnson
Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 325-674-2072
Email: gsj02a@acu.edu


Alan J. Lipps, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

B.S., Abilene Christian University
M.M.F.T., Abilene Christian University
M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Phone: 325-674-2072
Email: alan.lipps@acu.edu


Wayne Paris, Ph.D., LCSW
Director of M.S.S.W. Program
Associate Professor

B.A., Northeastern Oklahoma State University
M.S.W., University of Oklahoma
Ph.D., University of Huddersfield

Phone: 325-674-4886
Email: wdp10a@acu.edu


Rhonda Pupella, LCSW
Assistant Professor

B.A., West Virginia University
M.B.A., West Virginia University
M.S.S.W., University of Texas Arlington

Phone: 325-674-2362
Email: rnp00b@acu.edu


Charlie D. Pruett, Ph.D.
Director of Pruett Gerontology Center
Associate Professor

B.S., Abilene Christian University
M.S., Abilene Christian University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Phone: 325-674-2350
Email: pruettc@acu.edu


Rachel Slaymaker, LMSW
Director of Field Education
Assistant Professor

B.S., Angelo State University
M.S.S.W., The University of Texas at Austin

Phone: 325-674-2072
Email: rachel.slaymaker@acu.edu


Thomas L. (Tom) Winter, Ed.D.
Director of the School of Social Work 
Professor

B.A., Abilene Christian University
M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington
Ed.D., University of Arkansas

Phone: 325-674-2072
Email: wintert@acu.edu

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