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Dr. Nate Hadley ready to contribute to success of Social Work program


Utah State University Brigham City is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nate Hadley to the campus faculty. Dr. Hadley will serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. He has previously taught as an adjunct professor at USU in the MSW program, as well as more than 10 years as an instructor of Mental Health Counseling at the University of Phoenix.

“We are excited to have Dr. Hadley join us in the Brigham City Region,” said USU Brigham City Associate Vice President Dan Black. “He is personable and excited to be engaging our students. We feel like the social work program will be enhanced by his presence. He brings a lot of experience to the program and we are sure he will do a great job.”

Dr. Hadley holds his doctorate in Social Work from the University of Utah. He also has two master’s degrees, one in social work from the University of Utah, and another in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Hadley is thrilled to join the USU Brigham City faculty and to bring his knowledge and experience to aid his students.

“My goal is to contribute to the continued success to both USU Brigham City and Kaysville campuses by expanding its reach and influence into the surrounding communities and to provide an excellent educational experience to USU MSW students in order to prepare them to meet the growing social work needs within those communities,” Dr. Hadley said.

The USU Master of Social Work program prepares students to become advanced generalist social work practitioners, providing them with a myriad of career opportunities in which to serve their communities in the areas of clinical social work, program administration, community organization, policy development, and so much more. Dr. Hadley is excited to help expand the reach of the program and its impact on the state.

“The statewide reach and influence of the USU social work program into rural and geographically isolated communities is one of the most compelling aspects of this program,” he said. “It has a tremendous impact upon the lives of individuals, families and diverse populations who live within those communities. USU students and graduates help meet the ever-growing need for mental health and social work services within their respective communities.”

Dr. Hadley comes to USU Brigham City after spending the last 15 years working at the Midtown Community Health Center in Ogden, as the Mental Health Services Director and Lead Mental Health Clinician. He also maintains a private practice, providing mental health counseling to individuals and families in their homes. Dr. Hadley is married with four teenage children. He is excited to start this next chapter of his career, and has already heard great things about USU.

“I have many immediate and extended family members who are USU alumni,” he said. “They are thrilled that I am joining the faculty at USU.”

For more information on the Master of Social Work program at USU Brigham City, visit statewide.usu.edu/brighamcity/degrees.

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