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Cameron D. Carter

Assistant director of field education and associate professor in teaching

Email: ccarter4@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-2835

M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S., Randolph-Macon College

Cameron D. Carter is an associate professor in teaching and assistant director of field education in the VCU School of Social Work. She joined the faculty in 2011 as a field liaison focusing on the facilitation and enhancement of student experiences and learning in field as they develop into emerging social work practitioners. In 2017, Carter moved into field education administration where she continues to concentrate on creating and maintaining authentic experiential learning opportunities through field education.

Carter’s career has centered on creating opportunities for others to engage in professional development and learning from the perspective of others. Prior to her work with the School of Social Work, Carter was a training associate for the VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center providing ongoing education and training for individuals working in the field of supported employment in the United States and abroad. She is dedicated to cross-cultural exchange and has provided opportunities for students to engage in social work learning in Ghana and the Dominican Republic. Her passion for social, economic, and environmental justice is evident through her practice with racial justice initiatives, refugee resettlement, employment for people with disabilities, and issues related to food security and sustainable food production. Carter is the co-founder of RVA Street Singers and has a passion for the use of arts in social work.

Teaching areas and interests

  • Field education
  • Arts integration in social work 


Selected presentations

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity (May 2015), Cameron Carter, Wrestling with Disability Disclosure and Accommodations in Field-Based Learning: A guide for effective and empowering internships and field experiences

CSWE APM (2015), Sarah Kye Price & Cameron Carter, Faith, Food Justice, and Field: Setting the Table in Faith-Based Food Pantries

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (March 2017), Wrestling with Disability Disclosure and Accommodations in Field-Based Learning: A guide for effective and empowering field experiences


RVA Street Singers, social work consultant