Ginger Gummelt

Ginger Gummelt

Ginger Gummelt, Ph.D., LCSW
Department Chair of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice 
Assistant Professor
Room: Maes 56A
Phone: 880-8568

Professional Experience

Academic Experience

Lamar University
Director of Social Work Program: 2017 - present
Assistant Professor of Social Work: 2012 - present
Title IV-E Coordinator: 2013-15

Beaumont Independent School District
Classroom Teacher - STAAR/TAKS Math
Curriculum Writing and Mapping

Silsbee Independent School District
Classroom Teacher - Algebra, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus


Non-Academic Experience

Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas
Vice President of Programs

Buckner Children & Family Services
Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient Services
Director of Foster Care
Director of Residential Treatment

PHASES Partial Hospitalization
Clinical Therapist


Service at Lamar University

  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator 2019-present
  • Lamar University College of Arts and Sciences Council
  • Lamar University Athletics Council
  • LU Strong Program: Development and Funding Committee
  • LU Resilience and Recovery Institute (R&R)
  • Diversity Program Planning Committee Member (DPPC)
  • Lamar University Advisor Council for the Office of Community Relations, Economic Development & Student Access (formerly known as Greater South Park Neighborhood Partnership Committee - GSPNPC)
  • Faculty Mentor for Undergraduate Research
  • Moderator: Resilience and Recovery Summit, Lamar University
  • Moderator: Symposium for Social Justice, Lamar University
  • Lamar University Faculty Mentor
  • Freshman Interest Group and Cardinal Community Leader
  • Administrative Review Committee (ARC) for College of Education and Human Development
  • Women and Philanthropy Member
  • New Student Orientation Facilitator
  • Academic Advisor for Social Work
  • Financial Aid Review Committee

Service to the Community:

  • President and Board Member: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Southeast Texas
  • Past President and Board Member: Southeast Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Member of the ExxonMobil Community Advisory Board
  • Coordinator, Do the Write Thing (DtWT) Challenge
  • Member of the Youth Recovery Council of Jefferson County
  • Member of the Domestic Violence Task Force - Jefferson County
  • Volunteer local coordinator for the Missing and Exploited Children Conference: Spotlight on Exploitation
  • Volunteer for Nederland Heritage Festival - fundraising for local non-profits
  • Volunteer UIL judge for local school district
  • Fundraising and Event Coordinator, Project Graduation
  • Special Event Fundraising co-chair, WBHS STARS
  • Disaster Relief Volunteer, Catholic Charities of SETX