Amy J. Peters

School of Social Work
Assistant Director, Senior Lecturer and MSW 3-Year Online Program Coordinator
CHHS 489
704-687-7930

Amy Peters earned her MSW in 1995 at Fordham University and her BSW in 1994 at Marist College.  Ms. Peters currently serves as the Assistant Director and as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work where she oversees the day to day operations of the School of Social Work and all activities related to enrollment management.  Ms. Peters is also the Coordinator for the Early Childhood Mental Health Certficate program.  Ms. Peters previously served as the Assistant Field Director and faculty liaison for the North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative. Ms. Peters has completed presentations on national, state and local levels, in addition to having been an instructor at two community colleges. Prior to working in academia, Ms. Peters’ direct practice and administrative experience focused on advocacy, education, crisis intervention, and program development, serving victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and natural disasters. Ms. Peters’ previous board experience includes having served on the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board from 2014-2016 and the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools Board from 2010-2013.

Education
  • MSW, Fordham University, 1995
  • BSW, Marist College, 1994
UNC Charlotte Positions
  • Assistant Director, Senior Lecturer, & Coordinator of Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate - Current 
  • Admissions Director, 2013-2017
  • Assistant Field Director & Lecturer, School of Social Work 2009-2013
  • Part-time Lecturer, School of Social Work, 2008-2009
 Teaching
  • SOWK 1101 – The Field of Social Work
  • SOWK 2182 - Human Behavior I
  • SOWK 2183 - Human Behavior II
  • SOWK 3181 – Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • SOWK 3184 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations
  • SOWK 3133 – Community Outreach and Engagement
  • SOWK 3201 – Foundations of Social Welfare
  • SOWK 3482/3484 – Field Practicum
  • HAHS 1000 – Prospect for Success in Health and Human Services 
  • Social Work 4102/5102 - School Social Work
  • SOWK 6121 - Theories and Skills
  • SOWK 6171 - Early Childhood Mental Health