Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, TX - August, 2003. Dissertation: A study to explore the sense of identity, competency and autonomy of medical social workers in acute care settings.
Post Graduate Certificate in Health of the Family, University of California at San Francisco - May 1983.
MA. Ed, Area: Special Education-Learning Disabilities, Northern Arizona University, College of Education, Flagstaff, AZ - August 1976.
MSW, The Florida State University, School of Social Welfare, Tallahassee, FL - March 1973.
B.A., Major: Sociology, Concentration in Social Work, Hollins College, Hollins, VA - May 1971.
The American-Nicaraguan School, Managua, Nicaragua -1967.
COURSES TAUGHT AT JSU
SW 330: Introduction to Social Work
SW 380: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
SW 381: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
SW 335: Social Work in Health Care
SW 334: Service Learning
SW 365: Perspectives on Poverty
Courses Developed at JSU
SW 365: Perspectives on Poverty
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Academic Appointments
Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL - appointed October, 2015.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL - appointed August, 2009.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL - appointed August, 2003.
Assistant Instructor, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin - appointed for fall semester, 2002. Piloted Learning Record, an outcome measurement tool for student learning.
Graduate Assistant for Technology Development, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin - appointed for academic year, 2001-2002. Provided instruction and technical assistance to faculty and students in the use and development of web-enhanced courses; provided workshops within the School of Social Work and the larger University of Texas system on communication with technology; supervised MSW graduate assistants, guest lecturer in doctoral classes on Pedagogy and Issues in Social Work and Social Work Education.
Assistant Instructor, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin - appointed for the fall and spring term, 2000-2001. Piloted Blackboard 5 software for a web-enhanced course, and developed collaborative learning model for the University of Texas at Austin for the Fall Semester, 2000.
Teaching Assistant, Social Problems and Social Welfare Policy and Social Welfare Programs, Policies, and Issues courses for Miguel Ferguson, Ph.D. at undergraduate and graduate level, guest lecturer on health policy, wrote & graded weekly quizzes, student papers, midterms, final exams and student presentations, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-2000.
Instructor, "Survivorship," Retirement College of Yavapai Community College, Prescott, AZ - 1978-1979.
Dissertation research, A study to explore the sense of identity, competency and autonomy of medical social workers in acute care settings, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002, King Davis, Ph.D., supervisor.
Research Associate, Center for Social Work Research, The University of Texas at Austin, summer/fall 2002. HIV Wellness Project, NIDA funded, Dorie Gilbert, Ph.D., principal investigator.
Selected as one of 30 faculty/staff to work with Dr. Robert Zemsky, University of Pennsylvania, principal investigator, Weatherstation Project, to establish the methodology for tracking the use and growth of e-Learning in higher education, 2002-ongoing, Judy Ashcroft, Ph.D., Associate Vice President and Director, Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, The University of Texas at Austin.
Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Social Work Research, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999. Texas Families in Transition project, Laura Lein Ph.D., supervisor.
Qualitative research project: Private Practice Experiences with Managed Care, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999, Cynthia G.S. Franklin, Ph.D., supervisor.
SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
Clinical Social Worker Senior, Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 1997-98.
Social Worker, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ, 1983-1997. Provided medical social work in ICU, ER, Obstetrics and Pediatrics; wrote grants for development of First Steps program for new parents and local child abuse prevention councils; provided EAP and CISD to hospital employees; founding member of county multidisciplinary child abuse teams and child fatality review teams; provided liaison to county superior court in involuntary mental health evaluations, served as interim director of the department during departmental vacancies.
Director of Social Services, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ, 1976-1983. Provided and responsible for clinical social work services, program development, budgets, staff supervision, and inservice education in acute care community hospital and skilled nursing facility .
Social Work Consultant, Hillside Nursing Center, Prescott, AZ, 1978-1983.
Social Work Consultant, Home Health Agency, Coconino County Department of Public Health, Flagstaff, AZ 1976-1977.
Social Worker, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Social Services Bureau and Division of Developmental Disabilities, Flagstaff, AZ, 1975-1976. Provided adult protective, child welfare, and services for developmentally disabled.
Social Worker, Institute for Human Development, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 1974-1975. Casework, group work, and community development focusing on vocational skills with developmentally disabled adults.
Social Worker, Navajo County Guidance Clinic, Winslow, AZ, 1973-1974. Provided individual, group and family therapy in community mental health center. Provided social work services/consultation to special education and public health in local and Native American programs.
OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Provided inservice education to physicians, social work staff and hospital staff on adoptive issues, confidentiality, patient rights, child abuse screening and reporting, advance directives, discharge planning, guardianships and mental health issues; lecturer at prenatal classes, 1976-1997.
Instructor, "Positive Action,” Lincoln School, Prescott, AZ, 1991.
Instructor, Parenting Education (STEP), Vacation Bible School, Christian Education programs, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1980-1995.
Facilitator, "I Can Cope," American Cancer Society, Prescott, AZ, 1985.
Student Teacher-elementary and special education certification, University Elementary School, Flagstaff, AZ, 1976.
Instructor, "Basic Homemaking Skills for Handicapped Adults", supervised NAU student volunteers, Flagstaff Public Schools Community Education Program, 1975.
The sense of identity, competency and autonomy of medical social workers in acute care settings. University Microfilms International (UMI), in press, August, 2003.
“Social work practice in hospitals today from the perspective of social work staff.” Selected Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference-National Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, William J. Spitzer, Editor, in press.
Unintended Consequences of Technology: Experiences with Blackboard 5, IT @UT, Information Technology News for the UT Austin Community, Austin, Texas, September 27, 2001
"Social work practice in hospitals today from the perspectives of social work staff mapping the dimensions that influence direct patient care," Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care's 35th Annual Conference: Emerging Opportunities for Social Work in the Health Care Continuum, Atlanta, GA, April 5, 2003.
"Becoming an Advocate: Integrating Policy Practice, Collaborative Learning and Web Technology" HUSITA 6, Technology and Human Services in a Multi-Cultural Society, Charleston, SC, USA, September 12-16, 2001.
"Development of an Online Collaborative Learning Model for Social Work Education, " co-presenter, HUSIT A 6, Technology and Human Services in a Multi-Cultural Society, Charleston, SC, USA, September 12-16, 2001.
"Integrating Policy Practice and Web Technology In Social Work Education, "Policy Conference, Charleston, SC, June 18, 2001.
"Using Web Technology to Develop Collaborative Learning in an Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Course: UT e-University Portal Pilot Experiences with Blackboard 5, "Co-presenter, 81st Annual Meeting, Southwestern Social Science Association, Ft. Worth, TX, March 16, 2001.
"Welfare Reform and Children: Medical Coverage among Low Income Families, "80th Annual Meeting, Southwestern Social Science Association, Galveston, TX, March, 2000.
"Systems of Influence: Mapping the dimensions of social work practice in hospitals from the perspectives of social work staff, " Invited presenter, Impact 2002: Social Work in Health Care, Texas Chapter Annual Conference, Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, Dallas, TX October 21, 2002.
"Sharing what works: Enhancing Communication Through Technology, " copresenter, Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment and the College of Education, The University of TX at Austin, July 9,2002.
"To 'Breathe a new spirit in Health Care: ' Exploring the Sense of Identity, Competency and Autonomy in Medical Social Work," Medical Social Workers Clinical Skills Workshops, San Antonio Division, American Cancer Society, San Antonio, TX, April 2002.
"New Collaborations: Social Work Students, Technology and Advocacy," poster session, 25th Annual State Conference, Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Austin, TX, October 11-13, 2001.
"Blackboard - A Way to Make your Teaching and Communication with Students More Effective," co-presenter, 16th Annual Teaching Conference for Experienced Faculty, The University of Texas at Austin, January 9, 2001.
"Arizona Child Fatality Review: How Knowledge Saves Lives, 11 co-presenter, 7th Annual Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference, Tucson, AZ, January 1996.
"Multidisciplinary Teams - Mobilizing Professionals to Work Together for Children, co-presenter, 3rd Annual Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 1992
"Starting a Regional Prevention Council - Rural and Urban Perspectives, " co-presenter, 2nd Annual Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference, Phoenix, AZ, January 1991.
"Accidental vs. Intentional Injury to Children," co-chair, statewide conference, Prescott, AZ, 1990.
"Multidisciplinary Preadmission Screening, " co-presenter, Arizona Nursing Home Association, Cave Creek, AZ, 1980.
Feature Article, Blackboard 5: Taking Education Online by Rose Daniels, IT@UT, Information Technology News for the UT Austin Community, Austin, TX, September 27, 2001.
Featured Instructor, Center for Instructional Technology website, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, Apri12001.
Cover story in weekly news magazine, "Nancy Stewart, Child Advocate" %7e Week Magazine. Prescott Newspapers, Inc., Prescott, AZ, February 19,1992.
Feature article, "Children suffer in accidental poisonings" by Sandy Rusby, Prescott Sun. Prescott, AZ, December 12,1990.
Developed television and radio presentations on prevention of accidental overdose and child poisoning, KUSK-TV, KNOT FM & AM, KYCA-CBS Radio, Prescott, AZ, 1990-1991.
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), NASW, 1975 - Current
Arizona Community College Provisional Teaching Certificate, 1978-79
Arizona Standard and Special Education Teaching Certificate, 1976-1980
Influencing State Policy 2002 National Contest, Best PhD Student Project Award - June 17, 2002.
University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School, Professional Development Award - 2000 & 2001.
Church Women United, "Women in Transition" Scholarship, 2000 University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, George Herbert Endowed Scholarship, 1999-2000.
University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, August "Gus" Swain Endowed Scholarship - 1998-1999.
National Association of Social Workers
Council on Social Work Education
Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care
Society for Social Work and Research
Southwest Social Science Association
Phi Delta Kappa, 1975- 1986
Arizona Perinatal Social Workers, 1983-1997
Prescott Multidisciplinary T earn (MDT), 1987-1997
Yavapai County Child Fatality Review T earn, 1994-1997
Interagency Council, Children's Justice Project of Yavapai County Maternal-Child Health
Advisory Committee of the Yavapai County Health Department - to 1997
Children' s Behavioral Health Council, advisory to West Yavapai Guidance Center - 1994-1997
Human Rights and Ethics Committee, advisory to Division of Developmental Disabilities, District III, Arizona Department of Economic Security, chairperson - 1986-1988
Society for Hospital Social Work Directors - 1977 -1983
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICE
Student Volunteer, Annual Program Meeting (APM), CSWE, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2003 and Dallas, TX, March 2001.
NASW/TX, San Antonio unit, Career Day, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX, February 2002.
Student Volunteer, NASW/TX State Conference, October 11-13, 2001
Student member, Administrative committee, Center for Social Work Research, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999 - 2000.
Presbyterian Women, First Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, TX - 1999 to present
Parent volunteer, Alamo Heights High School varsity basketball team, Alamo Heights
Independent School District, San Antonio, TX - 2000-2001.
Member, Sex Education and Health Education Advisory Committee, Prescott Unified School District, Arizona 1991-1997
Prescott High School PTSA, Prescott Mile High Middle School PTSA, Lincoln School PTA, past president.
Child-Safe, West Yavapai Child Abuse Prevention Council, past president.
Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, Chairperson of Service Systems Committee, 1979-1983.