Title: Assistant Professor of Social Work
College: College of Professional and Liberal Studies
Department: Department of Social Work and Sociology
Discipline: Social Work
Room: Marsh Hall 120
Dr. Nola Gum, LICSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Concord University, where she has taught since 2015. Nola earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Concord University, her Master’s Degree in Social Work at West Virginia University, and her Doctorate Degree in Social Work from Tulane University. Her research interests include evidence-based trauma treatments for adolescents in foster care and the intersection of social work and environmental social justice.
Before coming to Concord, Nola served in various capacities in both child welfare and mental health fields. Nola also currently serves the local community as a therapist practicing in Princeton, WV. She has created unique therapy interventions for publication and has done extensive work with the WV Foster Care system, statewide policy, grant writing, and trauma-informed care.
In her free time, Nola enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail, camping, scouting, and spending time with family and friends.
D.S.W., Tulane University (2021)
M.S.W., West Virginia University (2013)
B.S.W., Concord University (2009)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the State of West Virginia
WV Board of Social Work Approved Clinical Supervisor
Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Gum, N. (2021). Environmental policy and social work: A call to action. The Journal of Health and Social Work. NASW Press.
- Gum, N. (2020). Environmental justice in Appalachia [Teach-in presentation]. Concord University, Athens, WV, United States.
- Gum, N. (2015). The culturally competent classroom: Opportunities in early childhood education [Conference presentation]. Community Action of South Eastern West Virginia, Princeton, WV, United States.
- Gum, N. (2015). Trauma-informed care in early childhood education: Creating trauma-sensitive classrooms. [Conference presentation]. Community Action of South Eastern West Virginia, Princeton, WV, United States.
- Gum, N. (2014). Cultural competency for social workers [Conference presentation]. Children’s Home Society, Princeton, WV, United States.
- Gum, N. (2014). Trauma-informed care for social workers [Conference presentation]. Children’s Home Society, Princeton, WV, United States.