College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Cavanagh has been a Contributing faculty member for Walden University's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences since 2017. In addition to teaching at Walden, Dr. Cavanagh has nine years experience at a Research 1 Institution. She was part of the initial accreditation team in 2009 and the 2016 reaffirmation team for the BSW program, where she served the major contributor to the development of the BSW Field Program.
Dr. Cavanagh earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and a Master’s Degree in Social work. She is dually licensed as a LISW-AP/CP and is authorized to supervise LMSW's in the pursuit of the advanced licensure.
Dr. Cavanagh has over 20 years clinical practice experience, where she managed structured outpatient programs for the adult and geriatric populations. In this role, she developed and implemented an award-winning Geriatric Best Practice Program within a 4-state region.