DSW student scholarship - Spring 2018

May 11, 2018
DSW Student and alumni Professional Notes

Below are some of the many presentations, publications and other professional notes shared by our current DSW students this spring: 

Teresa Beadlescomb '18 DSW presented, "Why Aren't Students of Color Staying in BSW Programs?" at the 2018 Baccalaureate Program Directors meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 14 - 18.

Lisa Borneman '18 DSW presented, "Perceptions of Professionals: How Youth on the Downtown 100 (DT100) are Viewed," at the 2018 Baccalaureate Program Directors meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 14 - 18.

Denetria Denise Brooks-James ’18 DSW presented, "Perceptions among Faculty Members of Adolescent Bullying: Implication for African American Males," at the National Conference on Bullying on March 8, 2018 in Reno Nevada.

Shannon Cassidy Cousineau '18 DSW has accepted a full time, tenure track full time faculty position at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts. This position is as an Assistant Professor in the Master of Social Work program.

Quincy Dinnerson '18 DSW will present, “Factors African-American Men Identify as Hindering the Completion of a Graduate (MSW) Degree,” at the 2018 NASW National Conference, Shaping Tomorrow Together, taking place June 20-23 in Washington, D.C. Quincy has also accepted a managerial staff position as the managing Assistant Director in the Department of Graduate Social Work at Kean University in Union, NJ, effective March 5, 2018.

Laura Escobar-Ratliff '18 DSW presented, "Assertive Community Treatment: Efficacy with People of Color," at the 2018 Baccalaureate Program Directors meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 14 - 18.

Angela M. Goins '18 DSW had her article, "Geriatric Social Work Education: An Historical Perspective on the Social Response to Aging" published "on-line-first" on April 18, 2018. The article is published in The Journal of Aging and Social Change, Volume 8, Issue 2. On April 17, 2018, Angela was honored as one of three finalists for the 2018 Lecturer of Social Work Award at the University of Houston-Downtown's (UHD) Faculty Award Ceremony on the UHD campus in Houston, Texas.

Stephanie Grant '18 DSW presented, "Preparing Culturally Competent Social Workers for Military Practice Contexts," at the 2018 Baccalaureate Program Directors meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 14 - 18.

Janet Holter '18 DSW presented, "Re-designing the Field Capstone Course- Focus on Organizational Practice at the 2018 Baccalaureate Program Directors meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 14 - 18.

Mary M. Kirk '19 DSW will present her conceptual article titled, "Resiliency-Focused or Deficit-Based? The Education of the Child Welfare-focused Student" at the 25th annual American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Colloquium in New Orleans, LA, on June 14, 2018.

Terri Klemm ’18 DSW was promoted to full professorship by Centenary University this spring. Terri, a community-engaged scholar, maintains strong presence in the areas of environmental and civic advocacy at different levels, including the UN.

Jamie Langlois '19 DSW presented at the Gulf South Summit in Birmingham, AL, the largest regional service-learning conference in the US, on April 6, 2018. Jamie presented an interactive workshop on her banded dissertation topic titled, "Graduate Level Curricular Service-Learning: Creating Social Action and Developing Scholars." At the same conference, she was invited to co-facilitate a round table discussion on "Graduate Level Service-Learning." On April 20, Jamie received the "Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award" from the Grand Valley State University Graduate Student Association. The student wrote, that Jamie has "directly given me support and guidance...and has been by biggest and most energetic cheerleader in projects and competitions. [She] has pushed me to use every academic opportunity to bring change to the community and my career."

Leah Prussia ’19 DSW will present a workshop entitled “Relationship of the Mind and Body in the Healing Process: Somatic Literacy and the Role of Connection and Collaboration with the Natural Environment” at the NASW-MN Conference in June 2018. She will be sharing a poster presentation of similar content at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2018 (SWSD 2018) to be held in Dublin, Ireland, 4-7 July 2018.

Rex J. Rempel '19 DSW presented, “Factors leading to the exclusion of community colleges from the Council on Social Work Education,” at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, Dallas, TX, on April 18, 2018.

Rachael Richter ’19 DSW, presented, “Liberatory pedagogy: Exploring body, mind, and spirit in an asynchronous MSW policy course,” at the 4th Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference in San Antonio, TX, April 11-13.

Carey Winkler '18 DSW presented, "Surviving and Thriving as a Field Educator," at the 2018 Baccalaureate Program Directors meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 14 - 18. Winkler has been a clinical faculty member in the St. Kate’s – St. Thomas School of Social Work since 2008 and has been the Director of BSW Field Education since 2010. She has accepted a tenure track appointment at St. Catherine University as an assistant professor in the School of Social Work starting in the 2018-19 academic year.