Ashley Garrick

Name: Ashley R. Garrick, LMSW

Title: Associate Field Director; Instructor

Education: MSW, University of Michigan, BSW, Winthrop University, BA: Psychology, Winthrop University

Office: 116 Bancroft Hall

Phone: 803/323-2187


Ashley Garrick is the Associate Field Director and an Instructor in the Department of Social Work. She is an Alumni of Winthrop University where she earned both a Bachelor of Social Work Degree and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2011. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan in 2013 where she focused on Community Organization with Children and Youth.

Ashley is a compassionate social worker who has devoted her career to empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged populations and continues to be involved with local task groups focused on improving outcomes of those experiencing poverty and homelessness. Prior to her role at Winthrop, Ashley served the community as the Social Services Coordinator for Pilgrims’ Inn where she managed three residential programs, provided case management, and assisted low income and homeless families with resources to develop financial stability.

Ashley enjoys seeing students learn, grow, and connect their coursework to real world experiences and strongly believes in active engagement and incorporating student voices and perspectives into their learning experiences. A personal philosophy that Ashley believes in is - It is up to you to make life what you want it to be.