Rachel Slaymaker, LMSW

Director of Field Education
Assistant Professor of Social Work

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



Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Field education
  • Substance use and abuse among teens and adults
  • Non-profit management and community building
  • Leadership development
  • Mediation/conflict resolution

Recent Scholarship:

  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2014). Millennials Rising: Preparing Generation Y as Emerging Professionals.  Presented at the Baylor University School of Social Work Field Instructor Training in Waco, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2013). Generation Text: Connecting With Millennials for Culturally Competent Supervision (Roundtable Accepted Presentation).  Presented at the 59th Annual Program Meeting for the Council of Social Work Education in Dallas, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2013).  Effective and Ethical Supervision for Today’s Student (1.5 CEUs in ethics). Presented at the 37th Annual National Association of Social Workers/Texas State Conference in Austin, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2013).  Students as Emerging Professionals: A Focus on Cultural Competence (5 CEUs, including 3 ethics). Presented at the Annual Field Instructor Training in Abilene, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. & Fisher, K. (2012).  Social Work Field Instruction and Ethical Supervision (6 CEUs, including 3 ethics).  Presented at the Annual Field Instructor Training in Abilene, Texas.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2010).  University Alcohol Statistics and the BASICS Alcohol Education Program.  Presented to the ACU Board of Trustees Student Development Committee
  • Slaymaker, R., Asseff, J., Hearn, C., & Rowe, S. (2006).  The Dean’s Philanthropy Leadership Circle: Instilling a culture of giving. Presented to The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Advisory Board.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2005, Fall).  Barri Rosenbluth: Social worker extraordinaire. The Utopian, 7(1), 4.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2005, Fall).  Hector Zamora, MSSW ’88: Advocate, nonprofit director, therapist and educator. The Utopian, 7(1), 7.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2005, Fall).  Ron Ayer, MSSW ’91: Senior grants analyst, Office of the Governor. The Utopian, 7(1), 9.
  • Slaymaker, R. (2005, Fall).  Jamie MacLean, MSSW, JD: Social worker and attorney. The Utopian, 7(1), 11.

Professional Memberships/Honors:

  • North American Association of Christian Social Workers
  • National Association of Social Workers

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