V. DuWayne Battle (Ph.D.,
D.Min., MSW, M.Div.) is an Associate Professor of Teaching and the Director of
the Baccalaureate Social Work (BASW) program on the Rutgers Camden and New
Brunswick campuses. Under his leadership the undergraduate social
work program has more than quadrupled, making it one of the largest and most
diverse in New Jersey. Additionally, he serves as the faculty advisor for
five student groups, including the Nu Omicron Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor
Society, the nation's largest social work honor society. Dr. Battle
is the recent President of both the Southwestern Social Work Association and
the National Association of Social Workers – NJ Chapter. Currently, he is the
President-Elect of the Association of Baccalaureate Program Social Work
Directors, campus coordinator of the Baccalaureate Child Welfare Education
Program (BCWEP), a consortium of all of New Jersey’s schools and departments of
social work, trustee of the New Jersey Social Work Education, Research, and
Scholarship Corporation, member of the NASW-NJ Continuing Education Program
Committee, and serves on several other boards and committees. His international
experience includes travel to six continents, where he has worked on academic
and faith-based initiatives with a number of organizations. Recently, Dr. Battle
worked to help establish international exchange programs between the Rutgers
School of Social Work and Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, as well as the
Beijing University of Chemical Technology. Dr. Battle is the primary lead
teacher for the Diversity and Oppression and Introduction to Social Work and
Social Services courses. He has also worked to develop three fully online
courses in the areas of generalist social work practice, child welfare, and
diversity and social justice. Dr. Battle worked on a project between
Rutgers University and NASW-NJ to establish a Leadership Development
Certificate Program, entitled, Leadership Through a New Lens:
Institutionalizing Diversity and Social Justice. He has published in the
area of diversity and social justice, as well as religion and spirituality. His
most recent co-authored article, entitled, Measuring student learning in
social justice courses: The Diversity and Oppression Scale, provides an
important instrument to evaluate courses on diversity, oppression, and social
justice in schools of social work. Dr. Battle has been an advocate for
increasing accessibility for people with disabilities, and he has led an
effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and more than $100k for
the Krystal Skinner Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund. Currently, he is
working on the Phi Alpha National Honor Society Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Child Welfare Services and Practices
Diversity and Oppression
Groups at Risk
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Introduction to Social Work and Social Services
Spirituality and Social Work
Selected Recent Publications:
Windsor, L C., Shorkey, C., & Battle, D. (2015). Measuring
student learning in social justice
courses: The Diversity and
Oppression Scale. Journal of Social Work Education, 51:1,
Krentzman, A. R., Pagano, M. E., Bradley, J. C., Johnson, S.
M., Battle, D., Andrade, F. H.,
Delva, J., & Robinson, E.
A. R. (2012). The role of religiousness on substance-use disorder
outcomes: A comparison of Black
and White adolescents. Journal of the Society for Social Work and
Research, 3, 104-128.
V. D. (2003). Just James: 12 Keys to Living the Good Life. Largo,
Living Books, Inc.
V. D. & Idler, E. L.
(2003). Meaning and Effects of Congregational Religious
Participation. In M. A. Kimble & S. H.
McFadden (Eds.), Aging,
Religion: A Handbook,
Volume 2, (pp. 121-33). Minneapolis, Fortress Press.
V. D. (2003). Four Windows
and an Altar. Minister,