Faculty Information 2011 - 2012
|Becky Antle, Associate Professor of Social Work
Ph.D. University of Louisville
Research interests include family health issues, solution-based child welfare practice, and the impact of domestic violence on children
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|Adrian Archuleta, Assistant Professor
BSW Middle Tennessee State University, MSSW University of Tennessee at Nashville, PhD Florida State University
Research interests include acculturation, acculturative stress, and mental health of Hispanics and Latinos, dynamics and relationships among acculturating families, social networks and community integration, refugee and immigrant populations, and culturally competent social work practice.
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|Anita Barbee, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar
B. A. Agnes Scott College, Ph.D. University of Georgia in Social Psychology with an emphasis in Family Studies, MSSW University of Louisville.
Research focuses on child welfare training evaluation, program evaluation, the formation and maintenance of close relationships, social support, women's health (particularly issues surrounding breast cancer, AIDS and domestic violence) and organizational development.
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|Rod Barber, Professor of Social Work
MPH Yale University, MSW, Ph.D. Brandeis University.
Research interests include health and aging policy, program design and evolution, needs assessment, training assessment.
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|Lisa H. Barrett, Instructor
B.S. Sociology, University of Louisville, MSSW.
Teaching and research interests are primarily in Child Welfare issues including the effects and outcomes of Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) legislation and policies as well as family development and application of strengths based approaches in practice.
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|Sharon Bowland, Ph.D. LCSW Assistant Professor of Social Work
BSW, MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago; MPS, Loyola University; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Research interests include Violence against women, spirituality/religion and mental health, mental health and aging, mental health interventions, and dissemination of research into practice
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|Dana N. Christensen, Professor, Director of the Family Therapy Program
MA from UofL, PhD from Brigham Young University
Research interests include Marital enrichment, Family Therapy education, family engagement in juvenile justice, family involvement in juvenile sexual offender treatment, and practice models in child welfare, specifically Solution Based Casework.
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|Richard (Rick) N. Cloud, Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S. in Accounting and MSW, University of Kentucky; Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Tennessee.
Research interests include: Substance abuse treament and prevention in general as well as engagement in self help / mutual aid in particular.
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|Wanda Lott Collins, Associate Professor of Social Work
M.S.S.W., Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN;
Dr. Collins is an ordained minister, and her research interests include: Spirituality and Social Work, The African American church and family supports, psychosocial aspects of alzheimer's and caregiving issues.
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|Crystal Collins-Camargo, Assistant Professor
BSW Cornell University, MSW, PhD University of Kentucky
Research interests include child welfare practice and policy, social work supervision, organizational culture and structures, and evidence-informed social work practice
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Anna Faul, Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
|Andy Frey, Associate Professor
B.A., Rollins College, MSW, University of Michigan, Ph.D., University of Denver
Research interests include social work in educational settings, and children with emotional and/or behavioral disorders.
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|Martha Fuller, Director of Field Education
Research interests include: Social Work Practicum, Learning Styles/Learning Differences, Marriage and Family
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|Seana Golder, Associate Professor
BA, University of Maryland; M.S.W., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Washington
Research interests include: women's illicit substance use, related high risk behavior, and criminal justice involvement; criminal justice issues particularly as they relate to community reentry
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|Martin Hall, Assistant Professor
M.S.S.W., University of Louisville; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Research interests include drug use, abuse, and dependence in adolescence and young adulthood; special interest in prescription drug misuse.
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|Eli Karam, Assistant Professor, Marriage & Family Therapy Program
B.A., Northwestern University, M.S,. Northwestern University, Ph.D., Purdue University
Research interests: Psychotherapy Progress Research,Therapeutic Alliance, Integration of Research into MFT Clinical Practice, Common Factors
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|Karen Kayser, Endowed Chair, Social Work Oncology
Ph.D. in Social Work and Psychology, University of Michigan
Research interests: educational and research initiatives that prepare social workers to address the complex family and social issues related to cancer. Currently working on two research projects: 1) the demonstration and evaluation of a distress screening protocol for oncology social workers and 2) a longitudinal survey on the role of environmental and socioeconomic stresses in cancer survivorship.
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|Thomas R. Lawson, Professor of Social Work
B. A. and MA in Social Work, Indiana University, Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle
Research interests: International Social Work and Social Policy, delivery of social work and health care in the global community, application of statistics to social work research
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|Lynetta Weathers Mathis, Assistant Director of Field Education
BS - Centre College, MSW - Florida International University
Research interests: Health disparities, psychosocial aspects of cardiac disease and treatment, treatment adherence issues for chronic health conditions in minority populations, and spirituality in social work.
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|Sharon E. Moore, Professor
M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: Human Diversity, Substance abuse and African American adolescents, The African American church and community empowerment, Tenure and promotion issues among African American Faculty
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|Armon Perry, Assistant Professor
Ph.D and MSW - University of Alabama, BSW - Alabama State University
Research Interests: African American families; Fathers' involvement in families, Social Work education
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Noell L. Rowan, Assistant Professor, Director of BSW Program
|Bibhuti K. Sar, Director, PhD Program, Professor of Social Work
B.A. in Psychology, MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. in Social Work and Public Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University
Research interests: adoption/special needs adoption, family development, family violence, evaluating service delivery systems and programs, cultural impact on practice research
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|Terry L. Singer, Professor, Dean, Kent School of Social Work
BA - Pennsylvania State University, M.Div. - Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, MSW and Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: social work education, sexual harassment, sandwich generation effects on organizations
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Emma Sterrett, Assistant Professor
B.S. Northwestern University, M.S. Northwestern University, Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
|Riaan Van Zyl, Associate Dean, Research and Professor of Social Work
Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Natal (S.A.) with an emphasis on human social functioning and measurement.
Research Interests: Evaluation in social work and of adult learners, development of assessment measures and protocols, assessment of prisoners, program evaluation, and social policy in developing countries.
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|Kim Wadlington, Instructor
BSW University of Southern Indiana, MSSW Kent School of Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor
Instruction for the Credit for Learning Program focuses on domestic violence, vulnerable adults and collaboration in services for people with mental health issues and addiction.
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|Karla Washington, Assistant Professor
BA (Biology), Truman State University
MSW and PhD (Social Work), University of Missouri
Primary research interests include social work in healthcare settings, hospice and palliative care, aging, and telehealth. Additional research interests include social work in child welfare and mental health settings.
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|Pamela A. Yankeelov, Associate Dean, Professor
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of Louisville, with a concentration in Social Psychology.
Research interests include family and children issues, child welfare issues, educational outcomes, programmatic outcomes with programs that emphasize stengthening the family, social support, conflict, attachment and departures.
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