Specializations are in Gerontology; Traumatology, Post-Traumatic Stress; Disaster Relief Work; and International Hospice. Area of concentrations: Global Studies; Issues of Diversity, specifically Native American Cultures; Health Care; Military and International Social Work. Developed and taught new courses in Gerontology; Global Issues in Social Work, and Family Systems. Developed and taught blended and online courses for the undergraduate BSW and graduate online MSW program; and developed a Certificate in Gerontology in blended/online format. Research interests: Reducing homelessness in Pasco County; Emerging Technologies and the use for teaching on ground and online; survey research to evaluate BSW students on Native American Cultures. Publication highlights: A Quantitative Analysis of Student Critical Thinking Learning Aids (pilot study). Mind Body Health-Practical implications for law enforcement officers (Public Safety Chronicle); Meditation (in Encyclopedia of Trauma); School and University Partnerships in Education and Social Work (FL Association of School Social Workers); Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness in Pasco County. Rank of Full Professor 2017 Service Learning Faculty Fellow, 2014 Quality Enhancement Plan Faculty Fellow, 2014 Awarded the Membership of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society for a faculty, 2014 Awarded the Fellow status of the American Psychotherapy Association, 2015
Ph.D. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., School of Social Work, Interdivisional Program in Marriage and the Family, 2000.
M.S.W. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., School of Social Work, Master of Social Work & Clinical Track, 1995.
B.S. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., College of Education, 1993
Bachelor of Science in Health Education - Community Health
SWK 314 Human Behavior
SWK 337 Diversity
SWK 336 Gerontology
SWK 331 Methods of Social Work Practice I
SWK 300 Global Issues in Health Care
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