Grear receives Shorter University 2011 College of Adult and Professional Programs Teacher of the Year
August 9, 2011 -
Dr. Teresa Grear, LCSW, was named Shorter University’s 2011 College of Adult and Professional Programs Teacher of the Year.
Grear, an adjunct professor for Shorter for more than seven years, has 18 years of professional experience as a licensed clinical social worker working in different settings of the human service and counseling fields.
“It is indeed an honor to receive the Teacher of the Year Award from Shorter University, Grear said. “The respect that I have for those in my classes is immense. I enjoy helping students to integrate their life experiences with theory learned in the classroom to envision themselves as professionals using what they've learned in the classroom and in life. Furthermore, as an adjunct professor at Shorter, I respect the university’s commitment to the Christian faith and integrating Christian values within a nurturing community within its whole process of education."
Dr. Teresa Grear accepts her award from
Dr. Barbara Finn, dean of the College of Adult and Professional Programs.
She has taught many classes at Shorter including Intro to Human Services, Abnormal Psychology, Intro to Social Psychology, Development: Birth to Adolescence and Development: Adulthood to Aging.
Grear received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Spelman College and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. In 2007, she earned her Ph.D. in Social Work Administration, Social Policy and Research from Clark Atlanta University. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she began to work in various areas of social work giving her clinical, management, teaching and case management experience in the field. Grear works with clients in hospitals, intensive outpatient psych, homeless centers for women, homes for pregnant teens, and home health. She is involved in military social work, clinical supervision and teaching on the collegiate level.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian University committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The University offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Arts in Leadership and the Master of Accountancy. Online courses and degree programs are also available. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.