James Madison University

Nancy Trantham Poe

Ph.D., MSW,
Associate Professor

PHOTO: Nancy Trantham Poe
  • Office: HBS 2080
  • Phone: 540-568-6955
  • Email: poent@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Social Work Department
    James Madison University - MSC 4303
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807


  • Ph.D. - Virginia Tech, Department of Human Development
  • M.S.W. - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.A. - Roanoke College, Sociology


  • James Madison University, VA—BSW & Family Studies
  • UMBC Honors University, MD—BSW program
  • Mansfield University, PA—BSW program
  • Radford University, VA—BSW & MSW programs
  • Member, Boarding Student Support Staff—Stuart Hall School.  Staunton ,VA
  • Coordinator, Specialized Care Cottages—Virginia Baptist Children’s
  • Home & Family Services. Salem, VA
  • Behavior Specialist—Melrose Home/Blue Ridge Behavioral Health Care (CSB). Roanoke, VA
  • Case Manager & Job Coach—The ARC. Roanoke, VA

Professional Interests and Affiliations

  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Virginia Social Work Educators Consortium
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Dr. Poe’s current research foci are military-connected families and use of interpreters in cross-lingual practice contexts.