Cheryl Calhoun, LMSW, LMAC

Cheryl Calhoun

Social Work Professor of Practice

MSW, Boston College, 2010
BGS in Political Science and Sociology, 2005


Office: Waters Hall 202-E

Cheryl joined the K-State faculty as an instructor in 2016. Prior to K-State, she provided direct practice to a number of at-risk populations both in the United States and abroad, in addition to work in grant writing/fundraising, program development, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, community organizing, and internal auditing. Cheryl also served in the Peace Corps from 2005-2007 and can assist any social work student interested in this opportunity.

Cheryl has taught Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Practice and Theory, Practice 1, Practice 2, Groups, and Social Policy. Cheryl also offers courses related to substance use disorders and treatment for social work students interested in becoming dual licensed in social work and addiction counseling.

Courses Taught

  • SOCWK 315 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • SOCWK 360 Case Management and Holistic Recovery
  • SOCWK 560 Practice 1
  • SOCWK 561 Practice 2
  • SOCWK 565 Social Policy
  • SOCWK 568 Macro Practice and Theory
  • SOCWK 570 Groups
  • SOCWK 610 Topics: The Nature and Effects of Addictive Substances
  • SOCWK 610 Topics: Substance Abuse and Addictions
  • SOCWK 660 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • SOCIO 211 Introduction to Sociology
  • ADC 325 Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
  • ADC 350 Addiction, Family and Community
  • ADC 595 Holistic Recovery and Addictions Services Administration
  • ADC 630 Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Treatment
  • ADC 650 Methods of Individual Counseling

Current Direct Practice Involvement

In addition to teaching, Cheryl provides counseling and drug testing services to individuals awaiting federal sentencing and individuals who have been released from federal institutions as part of a contract with the United States Parole and Probation Office. She partners with a local agency in offering financial literacy trainings to women who are precariously housed. Cheryl also provides grant writing and program monitoring and evaluation assistance to local nonprofits.

Current Committee Involvement

  • Honor Council
  • College Committee on Planning (CCOP)
  • Committee on Planning (DCOP)
  • Social Work Department “Road Show” college and high school recruiter

Professional Trainings Offered

  • 7 Steps to Fabulous Grant Writing
  • Helping Professional Self-Care
  • Know Your Risks! Know Your Options: Safety and Self-Defense Training
  • Person-Centered Case Management Certification
  • Progress Note Documentation and Preparing for Court
  • Understanding the Signs of Substance Use Disorder Problems Present in Caregivers

Awards and Grants

  • 2022 - SAMHSA Contract
  • 2022 - ARPA CING Grant
  • 2022 - CPPS Heritage Foundation Grant
  • 2013-2022 - Salina Charities League Grant
  • 2017-2021 - 888 Alcohol Tax Grant
  • 2011-2022 - Greater Salina Community Foundation Grant
  • 2011-2022 - Greater Salina YWCA Legacy Grant
  • 2013-2021 - County Administrator Special Alcohol Funds Tax Grant
  • 2010-2021 - USPO Substance Use Disorder Counseling and Drug Testing Contract
  • 2010-2019 - Salina Area United Way Grant
  • 2010-2019 - Catholic Charities Assistance Fund Grant
  • 2007-2019 - Addictions and Prevention Services (AAPS) Block Grant
  • 2018 - Sunderland Grant
  • 2017 - K-State Faculty Member of the Year Award Recipient
  • 2016-2017 - Kansas Volunteer Commission Grant
  • 2015-2017 - AmeriCorps State Program Grant
  • 2014-2017 - KS Attorney General’s Office Child Exchange and Visitation Center Grant
  • 2014-2016 - DuPont Grant
  • 2014 - Ribbons of Hope Grant
  • 2012-2016 KS Attorney General’s Office Crime Victims Assistance Fund Grant