Melissa Milliorn, associate professor of social work, is head
of the Social Work Program at Hardin-Simmons University, which offers a
Bachelor of Behavioral Science degree in social work or a minor in social work.
She is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University where she
earned the Bachelor of Behavioral Science degree in social work with a minor in
criminal justice. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Texas
at Arlington, receiving the Master of Science in Social Work degree in direct
practice with children and families. She is licensed by the Texas State Board
of Social Worker Examiners as a Licensed Master Social Worker with independent
non-clinical practice recognition.
Milliorn is active in her profession, church and community.
She is a member of Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church where she was both baptized
and confirmed. She is a member of the Council on Social Work Education, the
Texas Association of Deans and Directors, and the National Association of
Social Workers, serving as the secretary of the NASW Texas Board.
She lives a life of Christian service through community and
church volunteerism with organizations such as Big Country Emmaus, Champion for
Children, Connecting Caring Communities, Child Protective Services/Heart
Gallery, Texas Network for Youth Services, United Way, West Texas Homeless
Network, and others.
Her work experience includes direct practice in medical
social work as a social worker/case manager at Abilene Regional Medical Center
and Girling Health Care, and in child welfare through Child Protective
Services, Family Outreach, and the Texas Network for Youth Services.
Milliorn actively pursues social justice through political
and legislative actions, calling for legislative public policy changes to work
toward alleviating the effects of poverty, oppression, discrimination and other
forms of social injustices. She fervently seeks support for social work
reinvestment initiatives to enhance and promote the profession of social work.
- Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Social Work, Hardin-Simmons University, 1993
- Master of Science in Social Work, Direct Practice with Children and Families, University of Texas at Arlington, 1999