College of Community and Public Service

CCPS Dean's Office Staff

Dr. George Grant, Jr. assumed the position of the Dean of College of Community and Public Service on July 1, 2008. He has served Grand Valley State University since 1996 in various roles including Professor of Social Work, Director of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program, Director of the Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program, and Director of the School of Social Work. Dr. Grant received his BSW degree from Marygrove College, his MSW from Grand Valley State University, and his PhD from Western Michigan University.

He has presented at conferences on foster care, adoption, family preservation, and on topics ranging from culture and diversity, family violence and child welfare services. Dr Grant’s record of scholarship includes several books, articles, and evaluation reports.

With a strong commitment to community service, Dr. Grant has participated in a number of initiatives including chairing the Department of Human Service Overrepresentation of Children of Color in Child Welfare Committee, cultural competency research, and training for the county mental health and contract agencies. He served on the Grand Rapids Police Chief’s Transitional Research Group, the Kellogg’s Foundation Families for Kids Project, Kent County Drug Court, the Calvin College Social Work Advisory Committee and the boards of the Adoptive Family Support Network, Christian Counseling Center, Recuperation Center, Bethany Christian Services, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, and The Greater Rapids Urban League.

Dr. Grant has received several awards including the Family Preservationist of the Year, Negro Business and Professional Women, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service, the Presidential Service Learning Scholar, and the Distinguish Alumni for the School of Social Work at Marygrove College.

 


 

Dr. George Grant, Jr.
Dean
grantg@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-6850

 

Tera Qualls, M.P.A. is Director of Communications and Advancement for the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University. She also serves as a Project Manager in the Community Research Institute at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is responsible for managing college-wide communications efforts, brand management, and stewardship and cultivation of alumni and donors to the College. 

Qualls joined the Johnson Center in 2007 as a Program Assistance for the Nonprofit Leadership Institute and has served as Communications Coordinator for the Center. Previously she worked as Major Gifts Assistant for the Heart of West Michigan United Way.
 
Qualls is Founder and Past Co-Chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids (ynpngr) and has served on multiple national boards include the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Workforce Coalition, Independent Sector’s NGen Board, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network National Board. She has also served West Michigan through service as the Vice President of the League of Women Voters Grand Rapids, on the Project Blueprint Advisory Committee, The Rapidian Steering Committee, volunteer for Challenge Scholars at Harrison Park Middle School, and as a member of the Give Camp Steering Committee. She holds a master’s and bachelor’s in public administration from the Grand Valley State University.
 
Qualls speaks on the topics of generational dynamics, volunteer management, and organizational development, and teaches an undergraduate introductory course on the Nonprofit Sector at Grand Valley. She is interested in engaging community members in evaluation efforts, community collaboration and development, and improving nonprofit business practices. 
 

Tera Qualls, M.P.A.
Director of Communications and Advancement
quallst@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-7035

     

Katie Humphrey is the administrative assistant for the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) Dean’s Office. She joined Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 2003 as the secretary for Alumni Relations, and later served as an executive secretary for GVSU’s Office of the President from 2005 until joining the CCPS Dean’s Office in March 2012.

An alumna of the Frederik Meijer Honors College, Katie received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from GVSU in 2003. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, reading, and tracing her genealogy.

 

Katie Snyder

Katie L. Humphrey
Administrative Assistant to the Dean

humphka@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-6848

     
Teresa Rademacher joined the College of Community and Public Service Dean's Office staff in October of 2008. As of 2001, she brings with her several years of experience to the GVSU DeVos campus. She holds an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Grand Rapids Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in General Education from Aquinas College. Outside of her position here at GVSU, she is a 1st Dan Black Belt in Chung Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do and trains in professional ballroom dancing.  She is a member of the West Michigan Kayaking Club, enjoys golfing and going to the theatre. She also enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family and friends, as well as, her son, Douglas, who is away from home at Vanderbilt University to complete his Doctorate degree.

 

 

Teresa L. Rademacher

Teresa L Rademacher
Office Coordinator
rademact@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-6850

     



 

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