Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman

Master of Social Work Program Director
Prichard Hall 308


Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman serves as the MSW Program Director for the Department of Social Work at Marshall University. Dr Harman earned a BFA and MSW from West Virginia University and graduated from the University of Louisville with a Ph.D in Social Work. Dr. Harman has over 20 years of clinical social work experience and over 17 years of teaching experience beginning at Ohio University and the University of Louisville, and later on at Salisbury University (University System of Maryland). Dr. Harman was the Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program Coordinator for several years at Ohio University and has provided many trainings and presentations at the state and national level focused on child welfare issues and child welfare worker safety. She has been a trainer on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Child Welfare topics for the Institute for Human Services in Columbus Ohio and has worked as an Investigator/Mitigation Specialist for death row inmates for the Federal Public Defender in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Dr. Harman has collaborated on a variety of funded social work research activities and has numerous publications including a published dissertation “Factors of Effectiveness in Kentucky Non-Profit Social Welfare Organizations. Dr. Harman is a Licensed Independent Social Work Supervisor (LISW-S) in Ohio, and LCSW in Maryland, and holds a National Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling.