Amy J. Peters

School of Social Work
School Assistant Director, Coordinator for Graduate Distance Education, & Senior Lecturer
CHHS 489

Amy Peters began serving in the School of Social Work as a part-time lecturer and faculty liaison for the North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative in 2008-09.  Ms. Peters was selected for a full-time faculty position in 2009, serving as a Lecturer and the Assistant Field Director from 2019-2013.  Ms. Peters was responsible for planning and monitoring all undergraduate social work internships during that time.  Ms. Peters then served as the Admissions Director for the School from 2013-2017 where she was responsible for both undergraduate and graduate recruitment and enrollment.  In 2017, the School's administrative team was re-organized. Ms. Peters' role was expanded and her administrative title changed to Assistant Director for the School of Social Work. As Assistant Director, Ms. Peters continues to be responsible for recruitment and enrollment management for undergraduate and graduate programs in social work.  Under her leadership, the School has experienced an enrollment increase of greater than 50%. As an administrator, teacher, and advisor, Ms. Peters continually seeks to support a diverse student body including transfer students, first-generation college students, and adult learners who may be balancing work, school, and family responsibilies. As the School's Assistant Director, Ms. Peters also oversees activities related to Academic Affairs. This role includes course scheduling; compliance; policy interpretation; problem-solving; part-time faculty hiring, training and retention; and engaging in regular communication with the Program Directors/Coordinators around the curriculum. Ms. Peters also presently serves as the School's Coordinator for Graduate Distance Education and previously served as the Graduate Coordinator of the Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate program.  Ms. Peters teaches undergraduate or graduate courses each semester, in addition to carring an advising caseload. Ms. Peters has completed presentations on national, state and local levels, in addition to having been an instructor at two community colleges. Prior to working in academia, Ms. Peters’ direct practice and administrative experience focused on advocacy, education, crisis intervention, and program development, serving victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and natural disasters. Ms. Peters’ previous board experience includes having served on the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board from 2014-2016 and the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools Board from 2010-2013.  She currently serves as an Advisory Board  Member for the NC State Employees Credit Union - Harrisburg Branch, an Advisory Board Member for the BRIDGES Leadership Program in North Carolina, and as Community-At Large Member for the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services' Adoption Committee.  For fun, Ms. Peters enjoys antique marketplaces, decorating, exploring small towns in the South, nature walks, as well as making memories with family. 


Faculty Rank: Senior Lecturer
MSW, Fordham University, 1995
BSW, Marist College, 1994
UNC Charlotte Administrative Positions:
  • School Assistant Director & Coordinator of Graduate Distance Education - Current 
  • Admissions Director, 2013-2017 
  • Assistant Field Director, 2009-2013
  • Faculty Liaison for the NC Child Welfare Education Collaborative, School of Social Work, 2008-2009
  • HAHS 1000 – Prospect for Success in Health and Human Services 
  • SOWK 1101 – The Field of Social Work
  • SOWK 2182 - Human Behavior I
  • SOWK 2183 - Human Behavior II
  • SOWK 2184 - Writing for the Social Work Profession
  • SOWK 3181 – Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • SOWK 3184 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations
  • SOWK 3133 – Community Outreach and Engagement
  • SOWK 3201 – Foundations of Social Welfare
  • SOWK 3482/3484 – Field Practicum
  • Social Work 4102/5102 - School Social Work
  • SOWK 6121 - Theories and Skills
  • SOWK 6441/6442 - Field Practicum
  • SOWK 6171 - Early Childhood Mental Health
  • SOWK 7222 - Advanced Practice with Organizations
  • SOWK 7223 - Advanced Practice with Communities