Faculty

  • Judy Esposito
    Associate Professor of Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 131E
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6441
    jesposito@elon.edu

    Judy Esposito, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Human Service Studies. A licensed professional counselor and former school counselor, Dr. Esposito specializes in clinical supervision, empathy development and play therapy with children and families. As a new Faculty in Residence and advisor to the International Living Learning Community, Judy lives in Elon's Global Neighborhood, along with her husband, Chad, two teenage sons, Ben and Patrick, Ellie the dog, and Sadie the cat. For fun she enjoys playing the guitar, dancing, running and enjoying the outdoors.

  • Christina Horsford
    Instructor in Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 129F
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6394
    chorsford@elon.edu
    Specialty: (Topical Research Interests) Aging, Dementia, Gerontology, Long-term Care, Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis, Social Work
  • Pam Kiser
    Watts/Thompson Professor, Professor of Human Service Studies, and Distinguished University Professor
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 129E
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6459
    kiserp@elon.edu
    Prof. Kiser has taught at Elon University since 1981 and chaired the Human Services Department for many years.  She was named the Watts-Thompson Professor in 2005 and in 2010 was selected as one Elon's Distinguished University Professors.  Her scholarship focuses primarily on experiential learning, especially internships and service-learning.  Her book The Human Service Internship: Getting the Most From Your Experience is currently in its fourth edition and is used in scores of colleges and universities both domestically and internationally. 
  • Phil Miller
    Lecturer in Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 129B
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6406
    pmiller4@elon.edu
  • Carmen Monico
    Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 129A
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6485
    cmonico@elon.edu
    Specialty: https://Monicofulbright.wordpress.com/

    Professional Expertise

    International human services, global violence against women, forced migration and refugee protection, global civil society and social accountability, intercountry adoption and child abduction, youth at risk and child welfare.

    Brief Biography

    Dr. Monico teaches courses with a global perspective and in international settings in the areas of her professional expertise. She conducted her dissertation study on child abduction and child welfare globally and in Guatemala, a Fulbright project on educational opportunities for youth at risk in Guatemala, and is engaged in teaching and learning research on community engagement in Alamance and global engagement service delivery in Guatemala. She has mentored students to carry out extended research on sexual assault, human trafficking, selfcare, mindfulness, and fear of deportation among immigrant youth. She has presented at national and international conferences, and written and published extensively in related topics. She has taught and is mentoring applied psychology doctoral students as part of an ongoing partnership with Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.

    Dr. Monico earned a Clinical Social Work Master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), a Master’s degree in Development Management from American University, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management Studies from the University of Maryland University College. In addition, she earned a graduate certificate in International Economic Relations at American University, and a number of post-graduate certificates in trauma healing. She has earned a number of awards within Elon and from national institutions in the field of human services, and obtained fellowships and scholarships from the Minority Fellowhip Program of the Council on Social Work Education and the U.S. Fulbright Scholars program, among others. Prior to academia, she worked for the World Bank's Social Development, InterAction, a U.S. alliance of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and various humanitarian aid, refugee assistance and international development organizations in the U.S. and El Salvador, where she is orginially from.

  • Sandra Reid
    Lecturer in Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 129C
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6460
    sreid@elon.edu
    Sandra Reid is a native of Greensboro, N.C. Before coming to Elon University, Ms. Reid worked in the field of juvenile justice for more than 20 years. She worked on the local, regional and state levels. She is a former member of the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission where she served as the Chair of the State Advisory Group and was a member of the North Carolina  Disporportionate Minority Contact council. Ms. Reid is active in the Alamance County community volunteering with non profit organizations and she is a member of the Burlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Beth Warner
    Associate Professor of Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 129D
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6464
    bwarner2@elon.edu
    Beth Warner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Human Services at Elon University where she teaches in the areas of poverty, social welfare policy, and social change. She has previously worked as a social worker with people experiencing homelessness and with low-income women and children.  Her research is in the areas of community engagement and advocacy, response systems for intimate partner violence and program evaluation.
  • Bud Warner
    Associate Professor of Human Service Studies and Chair of the Department of Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 131C
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6407
    bwarner3@elon.edu
    I have been in higher education, either as a faculty member or administrator, for 30 years.  My early career was in direct practice and administration in juvenile justice and child welfare.  I am an avid reader, love to travel, and attempt to play golf.  I am looking forward to mentoring the Periclean Scholars Class of 2021, with a focus on Native Americans.
  • Monica Burney
    Adjunct Instructor in Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 129G
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6395
    mburney@elon.edu
  • Rebecca McMillion
    Adjunct Instructor in Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 129G
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6395
    rmcmillion@elon.edu
  • Crystal O'Neal
    Adjunct Instructor in Human Service Studies
    Psychology & Human Service Stu 131F
    2337 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6395
    csharpe3@elon.edu