Margaret Tullos Field Symposium

16th Annual Margaret Tullos Field Symposium, Feb. 26, 2021

Theme: “iSocialWork: Integrating Technology in Practice”

The Margaret Tullos Field Symposium is an annual Social Work educational training event in honor of former professor and field director in social work, Margaret Tullos.

This Conference is Virtual



8:30 – 8:45 AM: Virtual Welcome from Delta State University President, William N. LaForge
8:45 – 9 AM: Introduction from Dr. Jana Donahoe, DSU Social Work Department Chair
9 – 11:30 AM: Dr. Laurel Iverson Hitchcock, Ph.D., MPH, LICSW, University of Alabama at Birmingham
11:30 AM – 12 PM: Virtual Lunch Break (On Your Own)


12 – 1:00 PM: Sarah Taylor, LPC, Delta Children’s Advocacy Center
1 – 1:15 PM: Virtual Refreshment Break
1:15 – 3:45 PM: Dr. Ouida McAfee, M.Ed., Ph.D., Delta State University
3:45 – 4 PM: Evaluations and Presentation of Virtual Certificates

For More Information, please contact

Taylor Skelton | (662) 846-4407 |

Registration cost

Pre-Registration Fee: $80
Late Registration Fee: $100

*Pre-registration fee valid through 2/12/21

7 Available CE units

  • 4.00 General
  • 2.00 Ethics
  • 1.00 Mandated Reporting

Symposium Speakers

Laurel Iverson Hitchcock, Ph.D., MPH, LICSW

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Associate Professor and BSW Director

Topic: “Incorporating Technology into Ethical Social Work Practice & Supervision”

Sarah Taylor, LPC

Delta Children’s Advocacy Center
Executive Director

Topic: “Childhood Maltreatment: What Are We Doing About It?“

Ouida McAfee, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Delta State Univeristy
Director of Learning Technology

Topic: “Accessibility in Digital Learning”

Margaret Tullos
Professor Emeritus of Social Work

The field symposium began in 2005 and was renamed in 2009 after Professor Emeritus of Social Work Margaret Tullos, who taught at Delta State from 1989 to 2008 and was the director of field education in social work. Previous symposium themes have included “Awareness, Advocacy, Action: What Will You Do with Your Seat at the Table?”; “Enhancing Social Justice through Rural Initiatives”; and “Youth and Family Advocacy.” Previous keynote speakers have included Kathryn Boles, president and CEO of Valley Area Agency on Aging; Trina George, Mississippi director of United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development; and William Bell, president and chief executive officer of Casey Family Programs serving foster care.