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Farrina CoulamFarrina Coulam
Faculty from 1996 - 2016


I have a life-long commitment to ensuring local, state, and national policy and program development ensures opportunity and equity for the most vulnerable. I discovered early on that I did not have privilege as a female but did as a white person. I chose educational/career paths that provided opportunities to write policies, serve on agency and state-wide committees, and ultimately to become a career faculty member for the University’s College of Social Work. I taught the Diversity /Social Justice class and became sequence chair in  2005. In 2011, this committee was successful in creating an approved two-course Social Justice and Reflexive Social Work class.  Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member, I directed a mental health adolescent program serving seriously behaviorally disturbed and developmentally delayed adolescents.  In retirement, I am continuing this work, volunteering in an elementary school in classrooms for children with autism.


  • 1990 - Master of Social Work, Graduate School of Social Work, University oof Utah Track Degree: Organization/Administration/Community Planning and Clinical/Direct Practice; Emphasis: Health/Mental Health. Graduated with honors/Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1981-1986 - Continuing Education, University of Utah; Courses related to minority/women's issues; Personnel Management/Administration Certificate Program completed
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Utah

Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated: 1/6/22