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Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare

Program Director


  • MSW - Social Work, Univeristy of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • M.A., Sociology, Arkansas State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Arkansas State University

Professional Credentials

  • LCSW - Licensed Certified Social Worker

Teaching Specialties

  • Child Welfare, Child Abuse and Neglect
  • HBSE
  • Seminar
  • Case Management
  • Ethics
  • Family Studies
  • Policy and Practice Classes
  • Intro to Social Work


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Arkansas Chapter National Association of Social Workers
  • Ms. Fullen served three years on the Arkansas Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board as a governor’s appointee


Karen Fullen worked at SCAN Volunteer Services Inc., for 15 years, serving at all levels from front-line case worker to Executive Staff.  Her professional background also includes 5 years with the UALR Social Work Department, Mid-South Training Academy where she served as a classroom instructor, site manager and program manager. She has been at ASU since the summer of 1999, working on the Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare Grant, serving as field trainer, program coordinator and program director.  Ms. Fullen’s experience also includes direct clinical practice in mental health with children, adolescents, families, and seniors.

Karen Fullen, LCSW

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2199
F: 870-972-3987


Building: Eugene W. Smith Hall
Room: 327U

Alternative Contact

Sandra Tate
P: 870-972-3984