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  • MSW, Louisiana State University
  • BA, Liberal Arts-Social Work, Northwestern State University

Academic Programs

  • BSW Social Work

Assistant Professor of Social Work

MSW Field Director


Vanessa Graves joined the faculty of Louisiana College in the fall of 2017.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Board Approved Clinical Supervisor who serves as an Assistant Professor of Social Work and as the MSW Field Director. 

Mrs. Graves has 17 years of social work experience prior to her joining the faculty at LC.  She has worked in both public and private social service agencies in Louisiana. She has worked in the behavioral health field with experience in treatment of  children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. She has experience in working with death and dying, crisis intervention, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, and individual, group and family therapy. She has been in both clinical and administrative roles during those 17 years. She provides clinical supervision for social workers seeking to become licensed clinical social workers.   

Mrs. Graves has been married to Chris Graves for 16 years. They have 1 daughter and 2 sons.  She attends Pineville First United Methodist Church where she actively seeks to serve the Lord.