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Field Education Faculty

Field Education Staff Title & Biography

Jamie Parker, LMSW



GCSW 207

Director of Field Education

Jamie Parker received her Master of Social Work degree from the University Of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work in 2006 with a concentration in Political Social Work.  She became a clinical assistant professor, and the Director of Field Education in 2014, after working in the College for 7 years. Jamie was selected to serve on the National Council of Social Work Education, Council on Field Education and is a leader with the Texas Field Educators Consortium. Jamie shares she has a passion for nonviolent social action and macro level social work, and appreciates being a small part of guiding student’s social work educational journey.

Shelley Gonzales, LCSW


GCSW 205

Assistant Director of Field Education

Shelley Gonzales received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work in 2008 and joined the Field Office Staff team Spring 2018. Shelley has accrued 10 years in a community nonprofit as a field instructor and executive director working with adolescents on the transition to adulthood, leadership development, and experiential education. A few of the things she loves most about social work is the adventure of working with humanity at a very core level, the opportunities for her own growth, and the breadth and depth of the roles that social workers can fill.

Tamika White, MSW



GCSW 204

Clinical Assistant Professor

Tamika White received her BA in Sociology/Social Work from Dillard University-New Orleans in 2007. Tamika received her MSW in Interpersonal Practice with Children, Youth and Families with a school certification in 2008 at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Tamika is currently the Hybrid/Online Field Coordinator at GCSW (starting July 2020) and a PRN Social Worker for The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. She has worked as a Housing Plus Case Manager with SEARCH Homeless Services (The Open Door Mission/Jackson Hinds Gardens), a medical social worker and preceptor at Texas Children’s Hospital,  a Victim Assistant Specialist at The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences and a medical social worker for Shriners Hospitals for Children Houston. Tamika is passionate about students increasing their self-awareness and maximizing their full potential.  She loves that the field experience gives the students an opportunity to apply practical skills to social issues while establishing their professional identity.