B.A. Psychology: California University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Social Work: Cal U
M.S.W., Community Health Concentration: West Virginia University
Doctorate of Education, Higher Education Administration: West Virginia University
Dr. Vanessa Drew-Branch is the co-owner of GrassRoutes Counseling Services, with operating sites located in Monessen, Pa., and Uniontown, Pa. She and her husband, Elliott Branch, opened GrassRoutes Counseling servicesi n 2012. Dr. Drew-Branch's areas of specialization include marriage, family, individual counseling and rural community social work.
College student engagement and retention
Interdisciplinary social science education
International and rural community development
Marriage and couples counseling
Maternal and child health
Department of Social Work
B.S. Social Work
M.S.W. Social Work
"My experience with college-level instruction has shaped my belief that "teaching" and "learning" are a collaborative journey taken by the instructor and students. It is the instructor's role to provide students with a metaphorical roadmap and act as a "guide" along the educational journey. My overall goal as a social work instructor is to embody the attributes of an effective social worker and guide my students to successfully accomplish their academic goals."