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College of Social Work

Faculty and Staff

Lana Cook, LMSW

Title: Lecturer & Curricula Assessment Coordinator
College of Social Work
Phone: 803-777-9469
Office: Hamilton 337
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
lana cook

Teaching Expertise

  • Social work field seminar & field education  
  • Social work ethics  
  • First-year experience / University 101 

Lana Cook joined the College of Social Work as a clinical faculty member in 2018.  Cook teaches undergraduate and graduate-level field education courses including Field Instruction I and II: Generalist Social Work Practice and Integrative Seminar, Introduction to Field Instruction, and Practicum Seminar.   Cook also teaches the social work section of UNIV 101: The Student in the University, a first-year experience course, and has been nominated four times for the M. Stuart Hunter Award for Outstanding Teaching.  Cook is also the Curricula Assessment Coordinator at the College of Social Work, leading competency activities as the college pursues its re-affirmation of accreditation in October 2024.  Cook is a Wellness Ambassador for the university and is the Chair of the Wellness & Social Planning Committee at the College of Social Work. 

Previously, Cook served as an instructor, field liaison and coordinator of continuing education within the college’s field education office beginning in 2013. During this time she coordinated over 40 professional trainings, successfully promoting greater access to continuing education through the development of online learning opportunities to community partners statewide.  Cook has served as a field liaison to more than 400 students in their respective field practicum agencies. As a field education liaison, she monitored the educational progress of students, including scheduling and attending community partner visits, providing technical assistance and mediation when needed.   

Cook earned her Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina.  She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education, majoring in Educational Practice and Innovation with a concentration in Curriculum Studies.

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