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Faculty and Staff Updates, December 2017
December 20, 2017



Mariann Bischoff and Christine Morales presented key theoretical components of the Environmental Justice and Social Work course they developed at the recent Kutztown University Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment. The presentation and the news of the new course were well received. Their presentation on November 17 was entitled “Integrating environmental justice to social work curriculum: Examining Theoretical Underpinnings. A Rutgers School of Social Work Case Study.” 

Emmy Tiderington gave a keynote talk and participated in a "thought leaders dialogue" at the British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Association Housing Central conference, western Canada’s largest affordable housing conference with more than 1200 delegates in attendance. She discussed her work on the implementation of the New York City Moving On initiative, a recent innovation in the U.S. homeless continuum of care, and what could be learned from NYC's experience as Canada attempts to import the Moving On model to their homeless service system.


Jacquelynn Duron has been appointed by Governor Christie to the New Jersey Child Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team Advisory Board. The appointment will begin January 2018. 

Emily Greenfield Cohen received an “Outstanding Reviewer” award from The Gerontologist, which is a preeminent journal in the field of aging. This is her fourth time receiving the award in the past five years.

Kerrie Ocasio has two conference proposals accepted. 
Ayers, C., Ocasio, K., Fay, K. P., Riley, M., & Kisor, A. (2018). Virginia Children’s Services Practice Model Implementation Study. Child Welfare League of America 2018 National Conference, Washington, D.C., April (accepted).

Ocasio, K., White, K. R., Rolock, N., & Fong, R. (2018). Using administrative data to target prevention efforts: A longitudinal examination of outcomes post-adoption. Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., January (accepted as part of a symposium).

Bill Waldman was appointed to serve on Governor Elect’s Transition Team, and he moderated a panel on caregiving at the AARP Summit on “Building Communities for All Ages."  He also was the keynote speaker at the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association in November, giving a presentation entitled “The Organization and Structure of New Jersey’s Public Mental Health System: An Examination and Analysis of Proposed Change. In addition, Bill serves as the principal investigator on a grant from the Andrew Goodman Foundation to promote policy advocacy and voting for students and as the PI for a grant from the New Jersey Department of State to the SSW to participate in creating a strategic plan for the AmeriCorps program in NJ. In October, he presented a half-day workshop for NASW-NJ members on Transparency in Leadership in Human Services Organizations  on October 27, 2017.

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