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April 2019 Faculty & Staff Accolades
April 15, 2019

Ericka Deglau and Amy Strickler presented Bringing Synchronous live-Alive!, a workshop for the Rutgers Online Annual Learning Conference on March 18, 2019. Deglau also has the following publication:

  • Deglau, E., Akincigil, A., Ray, A., Bauman, J. (2018). What's in an MSW?  Graduate education for public child welfare employees, intention, engagement and work environment, Journal of Public Child Welfare, Special Edition.  IV-E Child Welfare Education:  Impact on Workers, Case Outcomes and Social Work Curriculum Development.

Postdoc Allison Dwyer Emory will be transitioning into a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Antoinette Farmer has the following online first publication:

  • Farmer, A. Y., Powell, K., Treitler, P. C., Peterson, N.A., & Borys, S. (2019). A case study of SBIRT on a college campus:  Challenges, adaptations, and improved outcomes. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. Published online first. doi: 1080/1533256x.2019.1590703

Erica Goldblatt Hyatt appeared on The Dr. Oz Show on April 12, 2019 where she discussed the most common things people mention before they die.

Postdoc Tyriesa Howard Howell will be transitioning into a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

Jeanne Koller was appointed as a member of the Clinical Quality Improvement Subcommittee for the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey (VNACNJ) Community Health Center in January 2019. She already serves on their Board of Trustees. Koller organized and moderated a speaker event on the topic of ageism at Rutgers School of Social Work, featuring guest panelists Christine Newman (AARP), Marcy Salzberg (Parker Life), Colleen Beach & Carolyn Bradley (Monmouth University), and Jennifer Dunkle (Stockton University). On February 6th, Koller staffed a table using an interactive game to combat ageism at the Windows of Understanding event co-sponsored by AARP and Rutgers. Koller also reviewed 21 abstracts in April 2019 for The Gerontological Society of Aging (GSA)'s upcoming conference "Strength in Age: Harnessing the Power of Networks" scheduled for November 2019.

Judith L. M. McCoyd, Shari Munch, and Laura Curran have the following publication:

  • McCoyd, J.L.M., Munch, S., & Curran, L. (2018-online first). On being mother and patient: Dialectical struggles during medically high-risk pregnancy. Infant Mental Health Journal, 39(6), 674–686. doi:10.1002/imhj.21744 

McCoyd also has the following publications:

  • Shukla, S. & McCoyd, J.L.M. (In press). HIV health care providers as Street-Level Bureaucrats: Unreflective discourses and implications for women’s health and well-being. Ethics & Social Welfare. (Published on-line Nov 2018).
  • Shukla, S., & McCoyd, J.L.M. (2018). A phenomenology of informal caregiving for HIV/AIDS in India: Exploring women’s self-efficacy, resilience and search for authoritative knowledge. Health Care for Women International, 39(7), 755-770.
  • Werner-Lin, A. , McCoyd, J.L.M. & Bernhardt, B. (in-press). Actions and uncertainty: How prenatally diagnosed variants of uncertain significance (VUS) become actionable for children, parents, and social life. The Hastings Center Review.

Postdoc Devin Mills will be transitioning into a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in the Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences at Texas Tech University.

Shari Munch presented the closing keynote address Compassion fatigue: The cost of caring at the 3rd Annual Neonatal Palliative Care Symposium in Morristown, NJ in October 2018. She also has the following publication: 

  • Lazăr, F., Mihai, A.,Gaba, D.,Ciocănel, A., Rentea, G. C., & Munch, S. (2019). Romanian social workers facing the challenges of neo-liberalism. European Journal of Social Work (Special Issue: Neoliberalism and Social Work), 22(2), 326-337.

Postdoc Kristina Nikolova will be transitioning into a tenure-track position as an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Michigan in August.

Abigail Williams-Butler received the following awards and honors: National Institute of Mental Health New Investigator Award; NICHD Summer Training Institute for Early Careers Scholars on Child Abuse and Neglect (May 20th-May 24th); Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network Summer Research Institute (June 23rd-July 12th). Her article “Reducing Delinquency Among African American Youth in Foster Care” appeared in Science Trends on January 8, 2018. She also has the following peer-reviewed manuscripts: 

  • Williams-Butler, A. (2018). Reducing delinquency among African American youth in foster care: Does gender make a difference in crossover prevention? Children and Youth Services Review, 94, 563-571.
  • Williams-Butler, A., Ryan, J. P, McLoyd, V. C., Schulenberg, J. E., & Davis-Kean, P. E. (2018). Psychological well-being among African American adolescents in foster care: The role of relational permanence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(10), 3277-3287.
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