Tami Micsky, MSSA, LSW, CT, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Applied Sociology, teaches Contemporary Social Problems, Grief and Loss, Introduction to Social Work, Social Work Practice, and Senior Seminar. She is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Thanatologist, who has been working with children, teens, and families for over twenty years. Tami has worked with the Erie County Office of Children and Youth, Highmark Caring Place, Community Counseling Center of Mercer County, Fresenius Medical Care, and with Thiel College where she was the Director of the Disability Resource Center, a Counselor, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Tami received her BSW from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, her MSSA from Case Western Reserve University, and is a doctoral candidate at Millersville and Kutztown Universities. Her research interests include grief and loss, self-care/wellness curriculum in social work education, and utilizing the Community of Inquiry framework to examine and design distance education formats in social work curriculum. Tami is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education, the Association on Higher Education and Disability, and the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Although originally from Erie, PA, Tami currently lives in Greenville, PA. She and her husband, Gregg enjoy spending time with their four children, boating, and traveling.