Dean, School of Human Behavior
Associate Professor of Social Work
MSW Program Director
Sheri Duffy joined the faculty of Louisiana College in the fall of 2006. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who serves as the Dean of the School of Human Behavior, an Associate Professor of Social Work and as the MSW Program Director. Ms. Duffy also holds the Erroll Dawson Jr., Distinguished Professorship in Social Work. In addition to her work in the social work program, Ms. Duffy previously served as Chair of the Human Behavior Division for two years and chaired the college’s QEP Planning Committee. Ms. Duffy co-wrote LC’s QEP document (2011) as well as the BSW program’s reaffirmation self-study (2012).
She has presented at various conferences including a CSWE Regional Conference, three NACSW conferences, as well as several local agency conferences. Most recently she spoke at the NACSW conference in North Carolina on the topic of integrating faith and social work education. Ms. Duffy is a member of the Council on Social Work Education, North American Association of Christian Social Workers, and the Board of Social Work Program Directors. She is also a member and the sponsor for Phi Alpha, the social work national honor society. She has taught Introduction to Social Work, Social Work Practice I & II, Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, Human Behavior & the Social Environment I & II, Research Methods for Social Work, Social Work Ethics, and various special topics courses such as School Social Work, Understanding the DSM-5, and Working with Children in the BSW Program. Currently, she teaches Advanced Practice courses, History of Social Work & Social Welfare, and Ethics in the MSW Program.
Ms. Duffy has over 16 years of social work field experience prior to her joining the faculty at LC. She has worked in both public and private social service agencies in Louisiana, South Carolina and Arkansas. She has worked primarily with children, teens, parents and couples. Ms. Duffy also taught as an adjunct for the LSU School of Social Work as well as served as a field liaison for the graduate field placement program.
Ms. Duffy has two daughters and attends Kingsville Baptist Church where she is actively involved.