Faculty and Staff for Social Work

School of Arts & Sciences

Social Work Faculty and Staff

Pictured above are the women who make up the faculty and staff of the Social Work Department. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Kylene Rehder, Janet Valencia and Jennifer Pribble.

Dr. Kylene Rehder, LCSW - Chair

Dr. Kylene Rehder

Dr. Kylene Rehder, LCSW
Jake and Jayne Lindsay Endowed Chair in Social Work
Associate Professor of Social Work
Chair, Department of Social Work
Social Work Program Director

Jesse Dunn 308-Alva
Office 139-Woodward
(580) 327-8135
kdrehder@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

2013  Ed.D., Northcentral University
2003  M.S.W., University of Oklahoma
2001  B.S. in Social Work, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

LICENSURE:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Approved Supervisor (BAS) with the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers

First came to NWOSU in the fall of 2005.

TEACHING COMPETENCIES:

  • Social Work: A Helping Profession
  • Service Learning in Social Work
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • Social Welfare Policies and Services
  • Communication Techniques for Social Work Methods
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Social Work Ethics and Law
  • Social Research and Evaluation

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:

Technology in Social Work Education and Practice, Disaster Mental Health, Public Child Welfare, Licensure Laws and Regulation of Social Workers

CAREER HIGHIGHTS:

  • Governor Appointment to the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers
  • Featured as “100 for the 100th” Honoree by the University of Oklahoma’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work 
  • Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) Advisory Board Member
  • Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC) Disaster Mental Health Responder
  • John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award, 2013
  • Northwestern’s Distinguished Service Award, 2012

Jennifer Pribble, MSW, LCSW

Jennifer Pribble

Jennifer Pribble, MSW, LCSW
Citizens of Enid Endowed Chair
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Director of Field Experience

Room 110-Enid
(580) 213-3148
jlpribble@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

2014 M.S.W., University of Oklahoma
2012 B.S.W., Northwestern Oklahoma State University

LICENSURE:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers

First came to NWOSU in the fall of 2016.

TEACHING COMPETENCIES:

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice with Families and Groups
  • Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Social Work Field Education I
  • Social Work Field Education II

CAREER HIGHIGHTS:

Northwest Branch Chair for the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, 2017

Janet Valencia - Secretary

Janet Valencia 
Secretary, Department of Social Work 
Jesse Dunn 308 
(580) 327-8134 
jivalencia@nwosu.edu

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