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Jillian Asay Carpenter

Assistant professor in teaching

Email: jasay@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-2832

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

Jillian has served as a Faculty Field Liaison since June 2018. Jillian is passionate about creating meaningful and collaborative relationships with her students. She is committed to fostering student success and supporting students as they transform throughout their field education experience. Jillian is also a proud graduate of the M.S.W. program at VCU.

Previously, Jillian served as a Student Success Adviser in the School of Social Work. She enjoyed providing holistic advising to graduate students in the M.S.W. program. Jillian also served as the Program Manager for Avail, a cause marketing and foundation management firm. She was responsible for managing Super Bowl Champion Michael Robinson’s foundation, Excel to Excellence, and its signature program, TEAM EXCEL. Jillian developed and refined the program curriculum to include career exploration, workforce readiness, service-learning, social and life skills development for students in 7th-11th grade.

Teaching areas and interests

  • SLWK 393 Junior Field Instruction
  • SLWK 494 Senior Field Instruction I
  • SLWK 495 Senior Field Instruction II
  • SLWK 612 Advanced-standing Field Instruction
  • SLWK 693 Generalist Field Instruction I
  • SLWK 694 Generalist Field Instruction II
  • Field instructor for students enrolled in SLWK 494/495, 612, 693/694, 793/794 


Selected recent publications

Burton-Everette, S. and Carpenter, J.A. (2018, May). Spinning the web: Challenging the effects of co-rumination through holistic advising. Workshop presented to advisors and administrators at the VCU Advising Conference: Richmond, Virginia.

Burton-Everette, S. and Carpenter, J.A. (2018, October). Spinning the web: Challenging the effects of co-rumination through holistic advising. Workshop presented to advisers and administrators at the National NACADA Annual Conference: Phoenix, Arizona.

Remmers, C.E, Johnson, S.C. and Carpenter, J.A. (2019, April). Effectively trained field liaisons: The key to an enriching field education program. Workshop presented to Distance Educators at the 5th Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference: San Antonio, TX.


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