Terri Combs-Orme Named to an Endowed Professorship at the Urban Child Institute

Terri Combs-Orme, a professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, is the inaugural recipient of an endowed professorship from the Urban Child Institute in Memphis. The institute is a nonprofit organization that conducts research and advocates for public policies that will benefit children. At the institute, Professor Combs-Orme will develop a curriculum on brain development in young children to be used in training bachelor’s and master’s degree students in social work programs and for training programs for practicing social workers in Tennessee who deal mainly with young children.

Professor Combs-Orme is a graduate of Baylor University. She earned a master of social work degree at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis.

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