Assistant Professor - Social Work
Phone: (239) 590-7829
Office: Merwin Hall 137
Dr. Evans earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Florida Southern College and her MSW from the University of South Florida, and her doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Central Florida. She has 25 years of experience in health, mental health and management. As a medical social worker for the first 15 years of her career, Dr. Evans practiced in trauma, emergency and cardiac settings. She was formerly the Director of Social Work at Lee Memorial Health System. Dr. Evans is a certified mediator and serves as a consultant on issues related to organizational behavior and conflict. Her research agenda includes organizational culture and values, death anxiety, and family violence. Dr. Evans was instrumental in creating a trauma center for victims of rape in 1994 and has many years of experience developing community partnerships. As a professional speaker, she has trained thousands of professionals on topics related to violence, human relations, and organizational development. Dr. Evans has been a member of the social work faculty at FGCU for 6 years.