School of

Social Work

Elaine Spencer-Carver, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Elaine Spencer-Carver, Ph.D., M.S.W.(Director of Field Education)

campus phone: (816)235-6208

B.S. (Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas);
M.S.W. (University of Kansas) May 1979;
Ph.D. in Family Life Education and Consultation (Kansas State University) May 2008.

Professor Spencer-Carver teaches qualitative research, advanced practice, integrative seminar, and violence remediation. Her research is focused on consequences of nuclear and intergeneration family violence related to individual and family system victimization. This includes the impact of partner violence on children, the social support for children who had a parent killed by intimate partner violence, children who have experienced trauma, sexual coercion and adolescent relationships, and leadership training in social work education.





Program Director &
Department Chair

Bob Prue, PhD
Phone: 816.235.6308

Administrative Assistant

Heidi Updike
Phone: 816.235.1040

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Phone: 816.235.1025

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