Dr. Amanda Keys is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Missouri State University, where she has been a faculty member since 2014. She served as the BSW program coordinator from 2014-2019 and transitioned into the role of MSW coordinator in 2019. Prior to starting at MSU, she spent three years developing a BSW field education program for a private liberal arts university. She teaches courses across the MSW curriculum.
Keys completed her PhD at University of Missouri-Columbia and her undergraduate studies at Missouri State. She is a licensed clinical social worker who practiced for more than a decade in child welfare. Her research interests lie in the area of child welfare and social work education. She has more than a decade of experience as a presenter and academic researcher. She has also co-authored a book titled, “Social Work and Family Violence.” Keys presently serves on the Springfield Area Social Workers Committee and is actively involved in providing educational supervision to students in the Springfield area.
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