Myungkook JooAssociate Professor, PhD, Washington in St. Louis
Dr. Joo's research interests include early childhood development, analyses of policies and programs designed to help low-income children, and effects of poverty and economic inequality on children's outcomes.(848) 932-4428 firstname.lastname@example.org Download CV (PDF) (126.35 KB)
Myungkook Joo (Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis) is an assistant professor at Rutgers University's School of Social Work. He is interested in examining how social welfare policies and economic inequalities affect various child outcomes. He recently examined the long-term effects of early childhood education programs on children's social, behavior, and cognitive outcomes with a focus on Head Start for low-income children. He also examined how volatilities of family income affect children's well-being. He is currently expanding his research area to children from low-income immigrant families to study how the experience of immigration affects their outcomes. Prior to joining the school, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Martha N. Ozawa (MNO) Center for Social Policy Studies at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. He is still affiliated with the MNO Center and conducts international comparison studies on the differential impacts of welfare policies on the economic well-being of low-income families. His work has appeared in Social Work Research, Children and Youth Services Review, Journal of Policy Practice, and Journal of Social Policy and Social Work.
- Advanced Statistical Methods II:
- Applied Regression and Related Multivariate Methods (Ph.D.)
- Social Welfare Policy and Services II (BASW)
- Policy Perspectives on Poverty and Inequality (MSW)
- Methods of Social Work Research I (MSW)
- Methods of Social Work Research II (MSW)
Joo, M., & Kim, J. (2014). National high school graduation rate: Are recent birth cohorts taking more time to graduate? Education and Urban Society. DOI: 10.1177/0013124514529328
Kim, J., & Joo, M. (2013). Trend in US-born dropouts’ GED and postsecondary degree acquisition: Differences by gender and race/ethnicity. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 4(3), 171-181.
Joo, M., & Kim, J. (2013). Net effects of poverty on welfare use and dependency among children by family immigration and citizenship statuses. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(9), 1556-1565.
Joo, M. (2013b). How much does change in the proportion of children living in immigrant families contribute to change in the poverty rate among children? Social Service Review, 87(3), 556-585.
Joo, M. (2013a). Explaining heterogeneity in the child poverty rate among immigrant families: Differences by parental citizenship. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(4), 668-677.
Kim, J., & Joo, M. (2011). Did PRWORA’s mandatory school attendance policy increase attendance among targeted teenage girls? Children and Youth Services Review, 33(9), 1616-1623.
Joo, M. (2011). Effects of federal programs on children: Absolute poverty, relative poverty, and income inequality. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(7), 1203-1211.
Joo, M. (2010). Long-term effects of Head Start on academic and school outcomes of children in persistent poverty: Girls vs. boys. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(6), 807-814.
Ozawa, M., Joo, M., & Baek, S. (2010). Women versus men: Comparisons of three types of transfers in Korea and the U.S. Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, 16(1), 42-61.
Kim, J., & Joo, M. (2009). Work-related activities of single mothers before and after welfare reform. Monthly Labor Review, 132(12), 3-17.
Ozawa, M., Baek, S., & Joo, M. (2009). The impact of social transfers on children in female-headed households: A comparison between Korea and the United States. Children and Youth Services Review, 31(3), 355-363.
Miriam JaffeDirector, Doctorate in Social Work Writing Program, PhD in English, Rutgers University, 2008 MA in English, Rutgers University, 2003 BA with Highest Distinction in English, Rutgers University, 2000
Dr. Jaffe's areas of practice include working as a teacher of writing, critical thinking, and cultural theory.(848) email@example.com Download CV (PDF) (360.1 KB)
Miriam Jaffe is Director of the Writing Program for the DSW at Rutgers University. She previously was Assistant Director of the Writing Program at Rutgers University, and ran the Plangere Writing Center, serving struggling populations of readers and writers at the undergraduate and graduate level through course design and evaluation. She holds a PhD in 20th Century American Literature based in Cultural Theory and Ethnic Studies and a dual certification in Composition. She focuses on issues of life-writing and autoethnography in literature, and her composition pedagogy concentrates on issues of close-reading, connective thinking, and analysis that makes use of textual evidence and various theoretical frameworks. In 2008, Rutgers recognized her with the Outstanding Teacher Award. Her publications and conference activities reveal that she is a world-renown scholar in Philip Roth Studies. She is currently working on a book, Clinical Humanity: The Case of Illness in 20th Century American Literature, that explores the narrativization of illness from an ethnographic lens.
Chien-Chung HuangProfessor and Director, Huamin Research Center, Ph.D., Columbia
Dr. Huang's research interests include international social work, nonprofit management and philanthropy, social welfare policy, poverty and welfare reform, and domestic violence.(848) 932-5383 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~huangc/ Download CV (PDF) (634.11 KB)
Chien-Chung Huang (Ph.D., 1998, Social Work, Columbia University) is the director of Huamin Research Center and a professor in the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. His research emphasizes on the role of social welfare policy in affecting the well-being of children and their families both domestically and internationally. He has also specifically investigates the effects of domestic violence on victims and their children. In recent years, Dr. Huang has focus on effects of nonprofit sector and philanthropy on social development. Dr. Huang co-edited four books, and published more than 60 articles in peer-review journals. His research has appeared in journals including Child Development, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Marriage and Family, American Journal of Public Health, Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, International Journal of Social Welfare, The China Nonprofit Review, Journal of Community Psychology, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Evaluation Review, the Journal of Population Economics, Social Service Review, Family Relations, and Children and Youth Services Review.
- Social Welfare Policy and Services I
- Methods of Social Work Research I
- Advance Statistic Methods
- Special Topics in Social Work Research: Social Work and Welfare System in China
Selected Recent Publications
Vikse, J., Lu, S., & Huang, C-C. (2017). Reducing Income Inequality: Taxation and Philanthropy in China and the United States. China Nonprofit Review, 9, 84-107.
Barchi, F., Deng, G., Huang, C-C., Isles, C., & Vikse, J. (2016). Private Wealth, Philanthropy, and Social Development: Case Studies from the United States and China. China Nonprofit Review, 8(2), 215-248.
Guo, Y., Findley, K., Huang, C-C., Lu, S., & Wang, Y. (2016). Competency-based Education: Evidence from Social Work Postgraduates from Five Universities in China. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 10(3), 280-294.
Xie, X., Lu, S. Huang, C-C., Wang, Y., Fei, P. (2016). Administrative Efficiency and Donation of Foundations in China. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 40 (4), 410-420.
Xie, X., Lu, S. Huang, C-C., Wang, Y., Fei, P. (In Press). Administrative Efficiency and Donation of Foundations in China. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance.
Hu, J., & Huang, C-C. (2016). Health Service Utilization and Expenditure of the Elderly in China. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 10 (2), 162-174.
Lu, S., Juan, R., & Huang, C-C. (2016). Mindfully Sharing Capital in Modern China: Culture of Giving and Influence of Chinese Philosophy. China Nonprofit Review, 8 (1), 52-65.
Lu, S., Lin, Y.T., Vikse, J. H., & Huang, C-C. (2016). Well-Being of Migrant and Left-Behind Children in China: Education, Health, Parenting, and Personal Values. International Journal of Social Welfare, 25 (1), 58-68
Deng, G., Lu, S., & Huang, C-C. (2015). Transparency of Grassroots Human Service Organizations in China: Does Transparency Affect Donation and Grants? Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 39 (5): 475-491.
Clark, M., & Huang, C-C. (2015). Capital and Philanthropy: Donations from the Wealthy in China and the United States. China Nonprofit Review, 7 (2): 247 – 263.
Huang, C-C, Vikse, J. H., Lu, S, & Yi, S. (2015). Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Early Delinquency. Journal of Family Violence, 30 (8): 953-965.
Ocasio, K., Van Alst, D., Koivunen, J., Huang, C. C., & Allegra, C. (2015). Promoting preschool mental health: Results of a 3 year primary prevention strategy. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(6), 1800-08.
Zurlo, K.A., Hu, H., & Huang, C.-C. (2014). The Effects of Family, Community, and Public Policy on Depressive Symptoms among Elderly Chinese. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 2 (2): 01–23.
Behan, D., Findley, K., Germak, A., & Huang, C-C. (2014). Building China’s social service capacity: Lessons learned from professional training program collaborations. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 38, 348-359.
Hu, H., Lu, S., & Huang, C-C. (2014). The Psychological and Behavioral Outcomes of Migrant and Left-behind Children in China. Children and Youth Services Review, 46, 1-10.
Huang, C-C., Liu, C-W., Forenza, B., Germak, A.J., Sena, M., & Findley, K. (2014). The impact of structured training on knowledge and perceived job performance of child support professionals. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 38: 135-145.
Emily GreenfieldAssociate Professor, Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Greenfield's research interests include aging, life course human development, social relationships and health, and supportive services for older adults and family caregivers.(732) email@example.com://www.emilyagreenfield.com Download CV (PDF) (221.67 KB)
Emily Greenfield is an Associate Professor (PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007). Her research aims to support efforts to improve social environments for diverse populations of older adults and families. Her areas of scholarly expertise include age-friendly community initiatives, aging-in-place supportive service programs, civic engagement in later life, and the lifelong effects of family violence in childhood. She uses a range of methodologies in her work, including secondary analysis of quantitative data, in-depth qualitative interviewing, and collecting new survey data. Her research with service providers, older individuals, and family caregivers has received funding from several private foundations, including the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, the Silberman Fund for Social Work Faculty Research, and the Grotta Fund for Senior Care. For more information, see www.emilyagreenfield.com.
• Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE)
• Aging Services: A Critical Perspective
• Methods of Social Work Research I
Greenfield, E. A. (2015). Healthy aging and age-friendly community initiatives. Public Policy and Aging Report, 25(2).doi: 10.1093/ppar/prov002
Greenfield, E. A,. Oberlink, M., Scharlach, A. E., Neal, M. B., & Stafford, P. B. (2015). Age-friendly community initiatives: Conceptual issues and key questions. The Gerontologist, 55(2), 191-198. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv005 (Also featured by the Oxford University Press at http://blog.oup.com/2015/08/age-friendly-community-initiatives.)
Greenfield, E. A., & Fedor, J. P. (2015). Characterizing older adults’ involvement in Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) Supportive Service Programs. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58(5), 449-468. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2015.1008168
Greenfield, E. A. (2015). Support from neighbors and aging in place: Can NORC programs make a difference? The Gerontologist. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu162
Greenfield, E. A., & Reyes, L. (2014). Continuity and change in relationships with neighbors: Implications for well-being in middle and later life. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences, 70(4), 607-618. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu084
Kristen Gilmore PowellAssistant Research Professor and Associate Director, Center for Prevention Science, MSW, Rutgers Ph.D., Rutgers
Dr. Gilmore Powell’s areas of practice include leadership and management of externally funded research projects in prevention science; grant writing; participating in state and national substance abuse prevention systems; and research in the following areas: community-level interventions, organizational empowerment theory, evaluation research, measurement development (e.g. organizational effectiveness), and coalition capacity building and sustainability.(848) firstname.lastname@example.org Download CV (PDF) (214.92 KB)
Kristen Gilmore Powell, Ph.D., L.S.W., is an Assistant Research Professor with the Rutgers University School of Social Work and Associate Director of the Center for Prevention Science. Dr. Powell earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Social Work, in 2013. She has been conducting research and evaluation on topics relevant to community-level interventions, empowerment theory, sustainability, health disparities, and prevention science for more than 9 years. Dr. Powell currently serves as Principal Investigator and Investigator on multiple externally funded research projects. Much of this work focuses on evaluating community-based organizations and coalitions, particularly those intervening in communities identified with high need and existing health disparities, to address the harmful consequences of substance abuse. The newest grant involves evaluating the impact of a statewide innovative program, addressing opioid overdose, response, and recovery. She has held several volunteer leadership positions, including her current role as President of the Board of Trustees of Triple C Housing, Inc.
Selected Recent Publications:
Peterson C.H., Peterson, N. A., & Powell, K. G. (in press). Cognitive interviewing: Establishing test validity evidence based on psychological processes and cognitive operations. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.
Peterson, N. A., Speer, P.W., Peterson C.H., Powell, K. G., Treitler, P., & Wang, Y. (2017). Importance of auxiliary theories in research on university-community partnerships: The example of psychological sense of community. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice, 1(1). Retrieved from http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/collaborations/vol1/iss1/5
Powell, K. G., Gold, S. Peterson, N. A., Borys, S., & Hallcom, D. (2017). Empowerment in coalitions targeting underage drinking: Differential effects of organizational characteristics for volunteers and staff. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Special Edition, 17(1-2), 75-94. doi: 10.1080/1533256X.2017.1304947
- Reprinted (in-press) in A. Begun, D. DiNitto, & L. Straussner (Eds.), Implementing the Grand Challenge of Reducing and Preventing Alcohol Misuse and Its Consequences. New York: Routledge.
Gold, S. Powell, K. G., Everson, M. & Peterson, N. A. (2017). Reply to Comment on “High-Risk Obtainment of Prescription Drugs by Older Adults in New Jersey: The Role of Prescription Opioids. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14792
Gold, S. Powell, K. G., Everson, M. & Peterson, N. A. (2016). High-Risk obtainment of prescription drugs among older adults in New Jersey: The role of prescription painkillers. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(10), e67-e77. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14430
Powell, K. G., & Peterson, N. A. (2014). Pathways to effectiveness in substance abuse prevention: Empowering organizational characteristics of community-based coalitions. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance. 38, 471–486. doi: 10.1080/23303131.2014.935839
Gutierrez, M. A., Franco, L. M., Powell, K. G., Peterson, N. A. & Reid, R. J. (2009). Psychometric properties of the acculturation rating scale for Mexican Americans–II: Exploring dimensions of marginality among a diverse Latino population. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 31(3), 340-356.
Bradley, C., Maschi, T., & Gilmore, K. (2007). One woman’s life journey: A case study of spirituality and activism. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 26(4): 21-48. doi: 10.1300/J377v26n04_02
Jerry FloerschAssociate Professor, Ph.D., Chicago
Dr. Floersch's research interests include youth psychotropic treatment, case management, and the use of qualitative methods to evaluate practice.(732) 932-8758 email@example.com://jerryfloersch.com Download CV (PDF) (90.13 KB)
Jerry Floersch, Associate Professor, Rutgers University School of Social Work, is a 1998 graduate of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. After earning the masters degree in social work from the University of Kansas, he worked as a social worker in drug and alcohol, hospital, mental health, and community settings. He administered a mental health crisis service and played a key role in developing and implementing housing policies and programs for the adult severely mentally ill. He is the author of Meds, Money, and Manners: The Case Management of Severe Mental Illness, published by Columbia University Press (2002), where, utilizing ethnographic and socio-historical methods, he examined the rise of community support services, the rise of the case manager and case management, and the limits of management models in providing services. He is a recent NIMH K08 recipient (2004-2009) for training in and development of qualitative methods to study youth subjective experience of psychotropic treatment. His work on psychotropic treatment focuses on the meanings adolescents and young adults make of their medication treatment, including social and psychological 'side effects.' In 2008, he was recipient of a Case Western Reserve University Presidential Research Initiative award, where as the PI, he led a two-year investigation of college student use of mental health services, including psychiatric medications. His new book, with Jeffrey Longhofer and Paul Kubek, On Having and Being a Case Manager, builds on earlier work in this field by exploring a clinical method for case management practice. He is currently conducting a multisite study of college student use of psychiatric medications. He has a new book under contract with Oxford University Press: Qualitative Methods for Practice.
Jaffe, M., Floersch, J., Longhofer, J., Wenograd, W. (2017) The social work and K-12 Schools Casebook: Phenomenological Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Longhofer, J., Floersch, J., & Hoy, J. (2013) Qualitative methods for practice: Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Longhofer, J., Kubek, P., Floersch, J. (2010). On being and having a case manager: A relational approach to recovery in mental health. New York: Columbia University Press.
Floersch, J. (2002). Meds, money,and manners: The case management of severe mental illness. New York: Columbia University Press.
Recent Selected Articles
Clochesy, J.M., Gittner L.S., Hickman R.L. Jr, Floersch, J.E., Carten CL. (2015) Wait, won't! want: Barriers to health care as perceived by medically and socially disenfranchised communities. Journal Health Human Services Administration. 38(2): 174-214.
Narendorf, S.C., Munson, M. R., & Floersch, J. (2015). Perspectives on psychotropic medication treatment among young adults formerly served in public systems of care: A thematic and narrative analysis. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, Spring, 6, (1), 121-143. [open access, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680318].
Kranke, D., Jackson, S., Taylor, D., Landguth, J., & Floersch, J. (2015). I’m loving life: Adolescents empowering experiences of living with a mental illness. Qualitative Social Work, 14(1), 102-118.
Longhofer, J. & Floersch, J. (2014). Values in a Science of Social Work: Values-Informed Research and Research-Informed Values. Research on Social Work Practice, 24(5), 527-53.
Floersch, J., Longhofer, J., Suskewicz, J. (2014). The use of ethnography in social work research. Qualitative Social Work , 13(1), 3-7.
Longhofer, J. & Floersch J. (2012). The coming crisis in social work: Some thoughts on social work and science. Research on Social Work Practice, 22, 499-519.
Longhofer, J., Floersch, J. & Okpych, N. (2011). Foster youth and psychotropic treatment: Where next? Children and Youth Services Review, 33(2), 395-404.
Longhofer, J., & Floersch, J. (2010). Desire and disappointment: Adolescent psychotropic treatment and adherence. Anthropology & Medicine, 17(2), 159-172.
Floersch, J. Longhofer, J., Kranke, D., & Townsend, L. (2010). Integrating thematic, grounded theory, and narrative analysis: A case study of adolescent psychotropic treatment. Qualitative Social Work, 9 (3), 407-425.
Floersch, J., Townsend, L., Longhofer, J., Munson, M., Winbush, V., Kranke, D., Faber, R., Thomas, J., Jenkins, J.H., & Findling, R. (2009). Adolescent experience of psychotropic treatment. Transcultural Psychiatry, 46(1), 157-179.
Patricia FindleyAssociate Professor, Newark MSW Campus Coordinator, DrPH, Illinois, Chicago
Dr. Findley's research interests include physical disability, chronic illnesses, women's health, and the veteran population.(848) firstname.lastname@example.org Download CV (PDF) (447.32 KB)
Patricia A. Findley, Dr.PH, MSW, is an Associate Professor of Social Work, the Special Assistant to the Dean for Interprofessional Health Initiatives, and the Newark MSW Campus Coordinator. Her research interests include chronic illness, physical disability, interprofessional health education, disaster preparedness and response, and cancer survivorship. She holds a research scholar position within the Veterans Administration where she explores both physical and mental health issues, as well as trauma issues within the veteran population. Past projects included examining a Medicaid Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver through a NIH K-Award grant and validation of the Medical Listings and program reform of the Social Security Disability Determination Process through a collaborative agreement with the Social Security Administration. She has a long clinical history in working with those with disabilities in medical rehabilitation settings, and co-authored a book, The Cancer Survivor Handbook: The Essential Guide to Cancer Survivorship. With funding from USAID, she has collaborated with American, Israeli, and Palestinian colleagues on educating students and mental health professionals on disaster preparedness and response. More recent work has her exploring the impact of Hurricane Sandy on both individuals in New Jersey as well as the state behavioral health system response to the storm. Her research appears in peer-reviewed rehabilitation, public health and medical journals including Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Women's Health Issues, Preventive Medicine, and Journal of General Internal Medicine. She serves a senior associate and managing editor for the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.
- Social Welfare Policy & Services I
- Social Work Practice I
- Research Methods for Social Work I
- Chronic Illness and Disability
- Intervention Research (Doctoral Level)
Findley, P. A., and Wilson, C. P. (2009). International efforts: Perspectives, policies and programs. In Feuerstein, M. (Ed.), Cancer survivorship and work. New York, New York: Springer Publishing.
Mitra, S, Findley, P, & Sambamoorthi, U. (2009) Healthcare expenditures of living with a disability: Total expenditures, out of pocket expenses and burden, 1996-2004. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90, 1532-1540.
Findley, P., & Sambamoorthi, U. (2009). Preventive health services and lifestyle practices in cancer survivors: A population health investigation, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 3, 43-58.
Banerjea, R., Findley, P., and Sambamoorthi, U. (2008). Disparities in preventive care by body mass index categories among women. Women & Health, (47)4:1-17.
Shen, Y., Findley, P.A., Maney, M., Pogach, L., Crystal, S., Rajan, M., Findley, T. (2008) Department of Veterans Affairs-Medicare dual beneficiaries with stroke: Where do they get care? Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Review, 45(1):1-9.
Findley, P. A. (2007). An international comparison of approaches to cancer survivorship. In M. Feuerstein (Ed.) Handbook of cancer survivorship. New York: Springer Publication.
M. Feuerstein & P. Findley. (2006). The cancer survivor handbook: The essential guide to cancer survivorship. New York: Avalon Publishing.
Wei W., Findley PA., & Sambamoorthi U. (2006). Disability and receipt of clinical preventive services among women. Women's Health Issues. 16, 286-96.
Tseng, C.L,. Sambamoorthi, U., Tiwari, A,. Rajan, M., Findley, P., & Pogach, L. (2006). Diabetes care among veteran women with disability. Women's Health Issues. 16, 361-71.
Antoinette FarmerAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Ph.D., Pittsburgh
Dr. Farmer's research interest include parenting behavior, religion and spirituality, adolescent high risk behaviors, and the evaluation of social work practice.(848) 932-5358 email@example.com Download CV (PDF) (1.21 MB)
Antoinette Y. Farmer (Ph. D., University of Pittsburgh, 1991) is professor and associate dean for academic affairs at Rutgers University's School of Social Work. Her research focuses on examining the social and interpersonal factors that affect parenting as well as how parenting practices influence adolescent high risk behaviors, such as delinquency and substance use. This research agenda has been greatly influenced by the work of Jay Belsky, and she has also modified his ecological model as reflected in her research examining the buffering effect of social support on the relationship between parenting stress and parenting behavior. Her work in the area of parenting has led her to develop and test models to determine what variables may mediate the relationship between parenting and adolescent outcomes. She is also beginning to examine the effects of fathers' parenting practices on adolescents high risk behaviors. Her work has also examined the effects of religion/spirituality on adolescent high risk behaviors. In order to carry out her research agenda, she conducts quantitative data analysis using large national data sets. Her research has been published in Social Work, Journal of Social Service Research, and Children and Youth Services Review. She co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Social Service Research, which was devoted to informing researchers of the methodological issues confronting them when conducting research with minority and oppressed populations. She has also written several chapters on this issue as well, with the most recent appearing in the Handbook of Social Work Research Methods (2nd Edition). She has served as a consulting editor for Social Work in Education and on the editorial board for Children in Schools. Dr. Farmer has also presented at numerous national and international conferences.
- Human Behavior & Social Environment (HBSE)
- Methods of Social Work Research I
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Dissertation Seminar (Doctoral program)
Farmer, A. Y., & Bess, D. (2009). Gender, Ethnicity, and Racial Issues. In B. A. Thyer (Ed.), Handbook of social work research methods (579-590), (Second Edition),Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publication, Inc.
Farmer, A. Y., Sinha, J. W., & Gill, E. (2008). The effects of family religiosity, parental limit-setting and monitoring on adolescent substance use. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 7, 428-450.
Rodgers-Farmer, A. Y., & Davis, D. (2001). Analyzing complex survey data. Social Work Research, 25, 185-192.
Rodgers, A. Y., & Jones, R. L. (2001). Grandmothers who are caregivers: An overlooked population. In N. V. Benokraitis (Ed.), Contemporary ethnic families in the United States (pp. 378-384). Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall. This article was originally published in Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.
Rodgers-Farmer, A. Y. (2000). Parental monitoring and peer group association: Their influence on adolescent substance use. Journal of Social Service Research, 27,1-18.
Potocky, M., & Rodgers-Farmer A. Y. (Editors). (1998). Social work research with minority and oppressed populations: Methodological issues and innovations. New York: Haworth Press.
Rodgers-Farmer, A. Y. (1999). Parenting stress, depression, and parenting in grandmothers raising their grandchildren. Children and Youth Services Review, 21, 377-388.
Rodgers, A. Y. Multiple sources of stress and parenting behavior. (1998). Children and Youth Services Review, 20, 525-546.
Rodgers, A. Y., & Potocky, M. (1998). Preparing students to work with culturally diverse clients. Social Work Education, 17, 95-100.
Rodgers, A.Y., & Potocky, M. (1997). Evaluating culturally sensitive practice through single-system design: Methodological issues and strategies. Research on Social Work Practice, 7, 391-401.
Richard EdwardsChancellor, Rutgers University - New Brunswick; Professor, Ph.D., SUNY at Albany
Dr. Edwards's research interests include nonprofit and public management, international social work, and social work education.(732) 932-7253 firstname.lastname@example.org Download CV (PDF) (53.37 KB)
Richard L. Edwards, is a well-known scholar, educator and administrator in social work education and professional practice. On August 1, 2005, he assumed the position of dean of the School of Social Work at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. On July 1, 2011 he was appointed as the interim vice president for academic affairs. In June 2014, he was named Chancellor of Rutgers--New Brunswick.
In a career spanning 40 years, Edwards has held deanships at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as Interim Provost and where he most recently had been Alumni Distinguished Professor of Social Work. He is a past president of the National Association of Social Workers. He has written extensively and consulted widely on issues related to social work education and nonprofit and public management.
As an administrator, Edwards has been an effective advocate and innovative leader for his institutions. Under his leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1992 to 2000, new doctoral and certificate programs were developed at the School of Social Work, while external funding for research, training and technical assistance increased dramatically. Under his leadership at Rutgers over the past four years, Edwards led the development of a new Institute for Families and four new academic centers.
As a scholar, Edwards has studied the management and organizational effectiveness of public-sector and nonprofit organizations. He has been a visiting professor at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada, and served as a consultant for the Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute on the development of gerontology education for professionals in 18 central and eastern European countries. In 2008, Edwards spent several weeks at Ben Gurion University in Israel as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
Edwards is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and served as editor-in-chief of the 19th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work, published in 1996. He serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals and served for several years as associate editor for North America for Social Work Education: The International Journal.
Edwards has been honored as a distinguished alumnus by the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, where he received his master's degree, and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned his doctorate. He holds a bachelor's degree from Augustana College in Illinois.
The Rutgers School of Social Work, headquartered in New Brunswick, is one of the largest social work educational programs in the U.S., with approximately 1400 students. The School also serves students from the university's campuses in Camden and Newark. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work and dual degree programs in conjunction with the law schools in Newark and Camden and with the Princeton Theological Seminary, along with several certificate programs.
Huang, C., & Edwards, R. L. (2009). The Relationship between State Efforts and Child Support Performance. Children and Youth Services Review. 31. 241-248.
Huang, C., Edwards, R. L., & Nolan, R. B. (2008). State Performance on Child Support Enforcement Under CSPIA. Journal of Policy Practice. 7(4). 280-297.
Edwards, R. L. and J. A. Yankey. (Editors). (2006). Effectively managing nonprofit organizations.Washington, DC: NASW Press.
Reid, P.N. & Edwards. R. L. (2006). The purpose of a School of Social Work?An American perspective.Social Work Education: The International Journal. 25(5), 461-484.
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Marian DiksiesDirector of Student Affairs Instructor , MSW, Rutgers
Ms. Diksies’ areas of practice include management, student advising, program development, staff development, and supervision. Courses taught by Ms. Diksies include Diversity and Oppression, Integration Seminar, and Professional Development Seminar.(848) 932-4364 email@example.com Download CV (PDF) (216.9 KB)
Ms. Diksies recently obtained her second Master's degree in May 2008 from Rutgers School of Social Work. In 2002, she received her first Master's in Educational Psychology from Montclair State University. Ms. Diksies has extensive experience working in the field of psychology. Her primary interest is working with children and adolescents who have been victims of abuse and neglect. She has managed several programs that addressed the needs of this population. Ms. Diksies has worked closely with a wide range of agencies including schools, DYFS, and the juvenile justice system. For the past 7 years, she has developed and implemented a summer camp which aims to teach children and adolescents how to resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner. Presently Ms. Diksies is focusing her efforts on improving the quality of social services in the community. She intends to accomplish this by introducing students to MSW level classes through non-matriculated courses offered by the Professional Development Department.