Social Work DEI Committee Role

DEI Co-Coordinator, OSWSS and Field Liaison, Faculty/Staff Consultations and Support

Dr. Greathouse is invested in helping individuals and organizations lean into their multi-culturally accepting selves. Her work reflects her journey from Civil Rights Marchs with her father to her professional social work identity. These experiences elevated her awareness of how social inequities impact individuals’ access to education, housing, and health. This awareness led to her passion of creating environments that are reflective of anti-oppressive ideologies that support equality and liberation for underrepresented populations. She weaves her knowledge of multicultural leadership with group dynamics and developmental theory to provide experiential challenges that promote cohesive team building.


Dr. Greathouse, Associate Professor, MSW Program Director and Co-coordinator of DEI programming at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  She teaches at both MSU Denver and Smith College School for Social Work. Her research interests include developing culturally responsive integrative health interprofessionals, promoting multicultural awareness in supervisory relationships, assessing and supporting multicultural organizational development, developing anti-oppressive curriculum, and is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory. She is Lead Clinical Faculty on a Health Resources and Services Administration grant to develop the workforce of practitioners working in integrative care settings that provide mental and behavioral services to children, youth and transitional age youth,  She has served as both board member and president of the Center for Trauma and Resilience in Denver, Colorado and Steering Committee Leader responsible for coordinating content on engaging diversity and difference in practice for two (2) CSWE curriculum guides (Substance Use and Health).

Outside of her professional activities, Greathouse is an avid bicyclist, outdoor enthusiast and enjoys cooking with her partner.