Assistant Director of Field Education 
117 Bellerive Hall (South Campus)

Education: MSW, Saint Louis University 
BA, University of Iowa 

Biographical Narrative:

Courtney McDermott is a lecturer and the Assistant Director of Field Education for the School of Social Work at UM-St. Louis. She coordinates the field education program for the BSW students and teaches the corresponding seminar courses. 

She has her B.A. from the University of Iowa, her MSW from Saint Louis University and is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri.

Prior to joining the faculty at UMSL, Courtney served as the Assistant Director at Let’s Start, an agency that works with formerly incarcerated mothers and their children. While there, she managed all the agency grants and developed agency programs. She also worked for Vision for Children at Risk/the St. Louis Metropolitan Children’s Agenda where she published three versions of the Children of Metropolitan St. Louis Report and staffed collaborations focused on child welfare and early childhood education.

She currently serves on the St. Louis Family and Community Partnership and is actively involved in her city neighborhood, Old North St. Louis.