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Social Work

University of Central Missouri
Wood Hall, Room 5
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4407


Comer, Jenise

M. Jenise Comer, MSW, LCSW, ACSW (University of Kansas, 1974) Professor of Social Work.  Professor Comer is the Director of the BSW Social Work Program, and faculty sponsor to the Sisters of Ujima.  She received BA degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Professor Comer has practice experience in social work education, adoptions, residential treatment, and individual and family therapy, diversity and cultural competence and foster parent training.  Her research interests include social work licensure, foster parent training, program evaluation and consultation in the field of child welfare.  She is a Peer Reviewer for the U. S. Children’s Bureau and Agency Serving Children, Youth and Families, a Master Trainer for the NASW and Lambda Legal Out of Home GLBTQ Youth Program, and a member of the MU Social Work Program Professional Advisory Committee.  Jenise was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for The Association of Social Work Boards as an At Large Director for one year, and has been elected to a second term as Secretary of the Board of Directors. She chaired the Nominations and By-Laws committees for four years. Professor Comer is a Site Visitor for the Council on Social Work Education,and was appointed to chair one site visit. She is currently serving as an elected member of the Nominating Committee for the CSWE. Jenise was appointed to the State Committee for Social Workers by three different governors, and served as Secretary for two years and Chair of the Committee for four years. She has been serving on the Licensing Board in Missouri since January, 2000. She is a licensed clinical social work, a clinical member of the American Association of Family Therapist, and NASW. 

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