Jayme Walters

Social Work

Assistant Professor | Director of the Transforming Communities Institute

Jayme Walters

Contact Information

Office Location: Logan (MAIN 240B)
Phone: +1 435 797 7693
Email: jayme.walters@usu.edu
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Dr. Jayme Walters is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Transforming Communities Institute (TCI) in the Department of Social Work at Utah State University. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Tennessee, College of Social Work. She earned her MSW and a certificate in Non-profit Organizations: Development and Management from the University of Georgia and a BSW from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dr. Walters also received a certificate in Fundraising Management from Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Walters worked in nonprofits for nearly ten years prior to shifting into academia, focusing on administration, fundraising, and program development. At USU, Walters is focused on community-engaged research and solution-building to address pressing social issues in Utah. Connecting her research with teaching, students are involved in all aspects of research projects, providing immersive experiences to prepare them for practice. In service, among other roles, Walters is a member of the USU Institutional Review Board and a founding board member and Board President of the William A. Burnard Warming Center in Logan. In 2023, she received USU’s Community-Engaged Presidential Faculty Award.