Faculty Biographies
 
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Dean and Dorothy A. Miller Professor in Social Work Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1979
  • Family Care-giving and Social Support
  • Deliberative Politics and Public Leadership
  • Community Economic Development and Revitalization
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Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs
Ph.D. University of Kentucky, 2005
  • Social Work in Healthcare
  • Occupational Stress
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Program Development in Education Curricula
  • Professional Development
  • Administration and Supervision
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2001
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide Survivors
  • Child Bereavement
  • Child Psychopathology
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Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University, 2010
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  • Life-space mobility over the life course
  • Aging in place
  • Health and mental health disparities
  • Translational research
  • Interventions using mobile technology
  • Global social work practice
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2006
  • Homeless families
  • Shelter-based services
  • Organizational learning/development
  • Community development
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Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, 2005
  • Coping assessment and resiliency
  • PTSD and Grief
  • Genocide
  • Research Evaluation
  • Psychometrics
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2003
  • Women's Health Disparities
  • Gender Issues
  • Dating and Partner Violence
  • Social Work Education and Ethics
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2001
  • Child Welfare
  • Social Work with Incarcerated Populations
  • Social Work in Health Care
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Case Western University, 1986
  • Gerontology
  • Graduate Education
  • School-based Social Work
  • Truancy
  • Institutional Review Boards/Protection of Human Subjects
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
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Associate Clinical Professor
M.Div., St Mary’s Theological, 1972
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Professional Ethics
  • Relationship between intimate victimization and substance misuse
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Professor
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1979
  • Higher Education
  • Organizational Culture
  • Curriculum Development
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Adjunct Professor Coordinator for School Social Work Preparation Program
MSW, University of Kentucky 1978
  • School Social Work
  • Crisis Response Work in Schools
  • School Violence
  • Truancy Prevention
  • Child Welfare
Faculty
Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2006
  • Housing and Home ownership
  • Community responses to poverty
  • Social Justice
  • Social Work Education in the 21st Century
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1999
  • Social Movements and Activism
  • Cultural Diversity
  • LGBT Issues
  • Impact of Discrimination
  • Gender Issues
  • Social Justice and inequality
  • Data Analysis
  • Human Behavior Theory
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2010
• Long-term care planning
• Aging in rural areas
• Family dynamics in caregiving
• Gerontological social work education
Faculty
Clinical Faculty and Director of the Credit for Learning Program
MSW, University of Kentucky, 1997
  • Intimate Partner Violence Victimization
  • Child Welfare
  • Substance Use
  • Women’s Issues
  • Poverty
  • Macro Practice
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1989
  • Social Work Field education
  • Open Adoption
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Director of Doctoral Program
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1980
  • Research methods
  • Program evaluation
  • Altruism
  • Educational Practices
  • Emotional Abuse
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Clinical Faculty
MSSA, Case Western Reserve University, 2005
  • Suicide
  • Suicide bereavement
  • Child welfare
  • Child and adolescent mental health
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Clinical Faculty
MSW 2008
  • Families and Children
  • Foster Care
  • Health Disparities
  • Aging
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Denver in Colorado, 2003
  • Gender and Feminist Issues
  • Refugee and Immigrant Issues
  • International Social Work
  • Social Development Issues
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Research Methodology: Qualitative Research
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004
  • Substance abuse
  • Criminality
  • Women's issues
  • Behavioral health service utilization
  • Treatment outcomes
  • Rural populations
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Clinical Faculty
MSW, University of Kentucky, 1982
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Community Development
  • Families and Children
  • Child Welfare
  • Family Social Work
Richard D. Sutphen
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1993
  • Families & Children
  • School Social Work
  • Family Practice
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Schools / Families / Communities
  • Child Maltreatment
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Associate Clinical Professor
J.D., UK, 1989, MSW, UK, 1978
  • Child Welfare
  • Family Law
  • Special Education Law
  • Mediation and Conflict Management/Resolution
  • Law and Social Work
  • Educational Outreach
Melissa Whitaker
Clinical Faculty
MSW, UK, 2010
  • Child Welfare
  • Permanency barriers for youth in out-of-home care
  • Resiliency