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Dr. Loretta G. Rivers

Professor of Social Work


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, August 2008
  • Master of Social Work, Louisiana State University, May 1996
  • Master of Arts in Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, May 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Mississippi, May 1989

Teaching Specializations

  • Social Work, Church Community Ministries, and Gerontology


(504) 282-4455, ext. 3211 | lrivers@nobts.edu
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Loretta Rivers's teaching, presentation, and writing interests include gerontology, death, loss, and grief, and social work. She is interested in helping churches connect with and serve their communities. She enjoys working with older adults and raising awareness about issues impacting them and their families. She also leads educational presentations related to death, loss, and grief. Loretta is a member of First Baptist Church Covington, LA. She enjoys teaching a ladies' Bible study group and a homebound adult class by telephone