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Faculty Accomplishments

The School's faculty is nationally and internationally recognized for teaching, research, and commitment to public service. Recent faculty publications have included significant books and book chapters on African Americans and social policy, African American Children in Child Welfare, and Statistics and Social Work Practice, and numerous articles in refereed academic journals. The faculty's achievements, accessibility and commitment to mentoring is a major hallmark of the School.

A number of our faculty members serve in prestigious leadership positions. Exemplars include: 

Dr. Soleman H. Abu-Bader: Member of the Board of Directors and the Academic Advisory Board of the Arab Center Washington DC; member of the Advisory Board of the Council on Publications (COP) of the Council on Social Work Education; member of the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE); and member of the Board of Directors of Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley:  Editor-in-Chief, Social Work: The Journal of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW); Member, National Board of Directors, Council on Social Work Education; Associate Editor, Journal of Interpersonal Violence; Board Member, Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Social Work; Member, National Research Advisory Council, National Domestic Violence Hotline; Member, National Research Advisory Council, National Center on Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Trauma; Chair, Prince George's County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe: Trustee, Maryland Affordable Housing Trust; Secretary, American Association of Service Coordinators; Program Committee Chair, Home Care Partners; Commissioner, Council on Social Work Education Commission on Membership and Professional Development; Board Member, National Center for Creative Aging; Chair NASW Specialty Aging Section; HRSA Social Work Public Health Summit Advisory Committee; and Member of Social Isolation Grand Challenge Advisory Group. 

Dr. Altaf Husain:  Vice President (US), Islamic Society of North America: Co-chair, Convention Program Committee, Islamic Society of North America;  Member, Board of Advisers, Peaceful Families Project (domestic violence awareness and prevention);  Co-chair, Inclusion and Access Committee, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS Center); Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social  Work: Guest editor, Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, special issue; Consulting  editor, Social Work (NASW Journal); Member, Special Commission to Advance Macro-Practice in Social Work (work groups on Faculty and Student Issues; Co-chair, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Cluster, Society for Social Work and Research. 

 

During the previous academic year there was a book published by faculty on the history of the School of Social Work.

Gourdine, R.M. & Brown, A.W. (2016).  Change agents:  Social advocacy and social justice during the 1970s:  Lessons for social work educators and professionals in the 21st century. Baltimore, MD: Black Classic Press.  

Other publication exemplars are: 

Aitcheson, R., Abu-Bader, S.H., Howell, M. K., Khalil, D., & Elbedour, S. (2016). Resilience in Palestinian adolescents living in Gaza. Journal of Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Bent-Goodley, T.B. (2015).  After the assault:  How the faculty and staff can help traumatized students.  On Campus, 34, 10-13. 

Edwards, J. (in press) The Intrapsychic Psychological Binds of Race and Poverty: The Intersection of Mind and Milieu Targeted. Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, July 2017

Husain, A. & Howard, S. (2016) Religious microaggressions:  A case study of Muslim Americans. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.  

Kolivoski, K. M., Shook, J. J., Johnson, H. C., Goodkind, S., Fusco, R., DeLisi, M., & Vaughn, M. G. (2016). Applying legal socialization to the child welfare system: Do youths' perceptions of caseworkers matter? Child and Youth Care Forum, 45, 65-83. doi:10.1007/s10566-015-9317-y 

Whitaker, T. & Snell, C. (2016).  Parenting while powerless:  Consequences of “the talk.”  Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.   

 

Additionally, faculty members had almost 100 presentations at professional conferences and seminars. These presentations were across the nation as well as internationally.   Exemplars include:  

Abu-Bader, S.H. (April 13-15, 2017). Prevalence of Depression Among Older Arabs & Muslims in USA and Middle East. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.  

Crewe, S.E. (May 2016).  Making caregiving a win-win experience.  Keynote address.  Alzheimer’s Foundation. New Jersey 

Gourdine, R., Davis, J.M., Berry-Edwards, J., & Harris, C.E. (October 2015).  Black lives matters:  Trauma related experience effects:  A clinical social work perspective.  Council on Social Work Education.  Denver, Colorado.  

Kolivoski, K. M., & Klipp-Lockhart, T. (April 2017) Assessing the Financial Impact of Misdemeanor Court Fines and Fees in a Midwestern State. Oral presentation abstract submission to Howard University Research Week.

Majied, K. (January 2016) Addressing the impact of racism on the mental health of white Americans. White Awake Retreat. Washington D.C. 

Moss, T. (July 2015).  The implications of distance and online teaching for the Caribbean:  An opportunity to create communities of practice.  Association for Caribbean Social Work Educators Biennial Meeting. St. George’s, Grenada.  

Whitaker, T., Snell, C.L., & Husain, A. (2016).  It’s not about the birds and the bees:  Targeted teens, parents and “the talk.” National Association of Social Workers National Conference.  Washington, DC. 

Selected Areas of Faculty Expertise

Ethnogerontology; gerontology; elder abuse, caregiving; grandparents raising grandchildren

Related Faculty: Dr. Soleman H. Abu-Bader, Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Dr. Jacqueline M. Smith

Cross cultural social work; human diversity; race, class and gender

Related Faculty: Dr. Bent-Goodley, Dr. Berry-Edwards, Dr. Janice Davis, Dr. Cynthia Harris, Dr. Atlaf Husain, Ernestine Jones, Dr. Karen Kolivoski, Dr. Meirong Liu, Dr. Philip Lucas, Dr. Kamilah Majied, Dr. Michael Mbanaso, Dr. Tamarah Moss, Dr. Jacqueline M. Smith, Parviz Steeds, Dr. Snell, Dr. Tracy Whitaker

Domestic/family violence; spirituality; caregiving; foster and kinship care practice and policies; African American males

Related Faculty: Dr. Soleman H. Abu-Bader, Karen Allen, Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, Anniglo Boone, Dr. Cheryl Brissett-Chapman, Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Dr. Janice M. Davis, Dr. Janice Edwards, Peter Fitts, Dr. Ruby Gourdine, Dr. Cynthia Harris, Ernestine Jones, Dr. Philip Lucus, Dr. Michael Mbanaso, Jean McRae, Dr. Jacqueline Smith, Parvaz Steeds, Dr. Cudore Snell

AIDS/HIV; health care policy; health disparities; substance abuse; ethics; public health; women's health; substance use and abuse

Related Faculty: Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, Dr. Anniglo Boone, Dr. Janice M. Davis, Peter S. Fitts, Dr. Cynthia Harris, Stacey E. Little, Dr. Michael Mbanaso, Dr. Tamarah Moss, Dr. Sheryl Neverson Nichols, Dr. Shirley Newton-Guest, Dr. Cudore Snell

 

Community building; public and affordable housing policy; resident leadership; continuum of care; programs and policies addressing homelessness.

Related Faculty: Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Ernestine F. Jones, Dr. Samuel Little, Dr. Stacey Little, Jean McRae, Parvaz Steeds, 

Disaster mental health/emergency management; community engagement; displaced populations; refugee and immigrant families; disaster relief.

Related Faculty: Dr. Soleman H. Abu-Bader, Dr. Atlaf Husain, Dr. Meirong Liu, Dr. Michael Mbanaso, Dr. Tamarah Moss, Dr. Fayarial Ross-Sherriff

Behavioral medicine; cultural competence; evidence-based assessment; epidemiological methods; ethics; developmental disabilities; mental health policy; system of care.

Related Faculty: Karen L. Allen, Dr. Janice Berry-Edwards, Dr. Janice M. Davis, Peter S. Fitts, Dr. Cynthia Harris, Dr. Philip Lucas, Dr. Kamilah Majied, Dr. Andridia V. Mapson, Patricia Martin O’Meally, Dr. Sheryl Neverson Nichols, Shirley Newton-Guest

Capacity building; information technology; program development and evaluation; supervision; not-for-profit management; leadership; entrepreneurship

Related Faculty: Dr. Soleman H. Abu-Bader, Stephen Broyles, Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Ernestine F. Jones, Dr. Samuel Little, Dr. Stacey E. Little, Dr. Meirong Liu, Patricia Martin O’Meally, Jean McRae, Dr. Tamarah Moss, Dr. Shirley Newton-Guest, Dr. Jacqueline Smith

 

Community-based research; cross cultural development and research; social research practice; evidence-based practice; outcome measures

Related Faculty: Dr. Soleman H. Abu-Bader, Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, Dr. Janice Berry-Edwards, Dr. Atlaf Husain, Dr. Karen Kolivoski, Dr. Meirong Liu, Jean McRae, Dr. Tamarah Moss, Dr. Fayarial Ross-Sherriff, Dr. Jacqueline Smith, Parvaz Steeds, Dr. Cudore Snell

Advocacy; criminal justice; ethics; policy analysis; faith-based social initiatives/services; social welfare history; welfare reform; child welfare law; social justice

Related Faculty: Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, Dr. Karen Kolivoski,  Dr. Cheryl Brisset-Chapman, Peter S. Fitts, Dr. Ruby Gourdine, Dr. Cynthia Harris, Dr. Atlaf Husain, Ernestine F. Jones, Dr. Meirong Liu, Dr. Philip Lucas, Dr. Andridia V. Mapson, Dr. Michael Mbanaso, Dr. Tamarah Moss, Dr. Fayarial Ross-Sherriff