Kimberli S. Phillips, LMSW
Office: Old Main, Room 424D
Kimberli Phillips joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 2011. She received her B.S. in Social Work from West Texas A&M University in 2002, and her M.S. in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington in 2009. She worked in the Social Work field as a medical Social Worker for 9 years before coming to West Texas A&M University. She holds professional license in Social Work.
Teaching and Related Service
Mrs. Phillips has taught a number of social work classes including Human Behavior, Social Welfare: Structure and Process, Diverse Populations, and Social Policy. She has also assisted and/or co-taught Introduction to Social Work and Field Instruction. She teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Mrs. Phillips is involved in the National Association for Social Workers and enjoys providing and being a part of services within the community.
Research and Creative Activity
Mrs. Phillips plans on returning to school to get her Ph.D. in the human service field in the near future.
Personal Sketch Mrs. Phillips was born in Guymon, Oklahoma, however moved to Amarillo, Texas at a very young age. She was raised in Amarillo and attended Randall High School. After graduating high school in 1998, she decided to stay local and attend West Texas A&M University. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 2002 and found employment at Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems as a Medical Social Worker. While employed there she had the opportunity to work in conjunction with Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She worked closely with the attending physicians and resident doctors providing social services to their clientele and educating them on how case management and social work is beneficial in their practice. After graduating with her Masters, Mrs. Phillips decided to take a job as a Medical Social Worker at Odyssey Hospice. Here she was able to use her counseling skills to work with the hospice population. In 2011 an opportunity to teach social work courses became available. She knew that teaching was her passion and her ultimate goal was to teach at a University.
Mrs. Phillips currently lives in her childhood home with her husband, John, and their 2 children. She and John have been married 12 years. Her children are her pride and joy. Mikayla, age 8, and Grant, age 4. They all enjoy spending time with their miniature dachshund, Sophie.
Mrs. Phillips enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies, and playing with her kids. She has always had a passion to help other people and loves the fact that she is able to incorporate her passion into her career.