Loretta G. Rivers
Dr. Loretta G. RiversProfessor of Social Work


Office: LMCCC 104-B
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455, ext. 3211
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E-Mail: lrivers@nobts.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, August 2008
  • Master of Social Work, Louisiana State University, May 1996
  • Master of Arts in Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, May 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Mississippi, May 1989

Teaching Experience

  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, August 1998-Present

Teaching Specializations

  • Social Work, Church Community Ministries, and Gerontology

Ministry Experience

  • First Baptist Church, Covington, LA, Adult Bible Fellowship Teacher
  • Carver Baptist Center, Home Mission Board, New Orleans, LA, Assistant Director, May 1991-October 1994; Seminary Intern, September 1989-May 1991

Publications

Publications

  • "Baptist Centers: Influences and Education." Baptist History and Heritage Journal 46, no. 2 (Summer 2011), 77-89.
  • "How to Work with other Helping Professionals." In Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Ministers. Jeanine Cannon Bozeman and Argile Smith, eds., 205-210. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2004.

Presentations

  • "Senior Adults: Love in Action." Total Church Life Leadership Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. August 2014.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice." Presentation at the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Annual Conference. March 2014.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "Compassion Fatigue." Regional Continuing Education Presentations for the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana, Spring 2014.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice. Regional Continuing Education Presentations for the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana, Fall 2013.
  • "Looking Up When Life Has You Down." Widowed Persons Service of Greater Mobile Conference. Mobile, AL, August 2013.
  • "Practical Tips for Managing Stress." Total Church Life Leadership Conference. Baton Rouge, LA, August 2013.
  • "Compassion Fatigue." Healthy Lifestyle Choices Back to School Workshop. New Orleans, LA, August 2012.
  • "Compassion Fatigue." Louisiana Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 16th Annual Conference. Baton Rouge, LA, April 2012.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "All Stressed Out and Everywhere to Go." National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Annual Conference, 2012.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "Grief and Loss in Foster Care." National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana, Regional Continuing Education, 2012.
  • Co-Presenter with Eichelberger, C. "An Examination of Community Ministry Models in the South." North American Association of Christians in Social Work Convention. Pittsburgh, PA, October 2011.
  • "Baptist Centers: Influences and Education." Baptist History and Heritage Society Annual Conference. Dallas, TX, May 2011.

Awards

  • Baptist History and Heritage Society Norman W. Cox Award, June 2012.
  • Ola Farmer Lenaz Grant Faculty Award. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011.

OUR MISSION

The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


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Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
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Pastoral Ministries
Theological and Historical Studies
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