Assistant Teaching Professor
Associate Director of Field Education 

117 Bellerive Hall 
(South Campus)

Curriculum Vitae
Courtney McDermott

Office Hours: By appointment.

Biographical Narrative:

Courtney McDermott is an Assistant Teaching Professor and the Associate Director of Field Education for the School of Social Work at UMSL. She coordinates the field education program for the BSW students and teaches the corresponding seminar courses and the BSW policy course.

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.

During her time at UMSL, she has secured nearly $25,000 in grants to develop programs focused on macro-level social work including policy practice and racial equity in field placements.

She currently serves on Forward through Ferguson’s Racial Equity Roundtable, Northside Neighbors United, and the St. Louis Diaper Bank’s Program and Partners Committee.