See how graduates of the School of Social Work and Human Services are making a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

April 2014

Dr. Alexander Dorsey ’11, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, published “10 Mental Health Tips for Professional Men” in Living Education eMagazine (Vol. VIII).

October 2013

Dr. LeRoy Nattress Jr. ’96, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, will be recognized at the annual awards luncheon of the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities on Oct. 21 for his work as an advocate for people with disabilities. Dr. Nattress is the executive director of the Services Center for Independent Living, a community-based organization that provides information and referrals for people with disabilities in eastern Los Angeles County.

September 2013

Dr. Satoko Nguyen ’12, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, co-authored “Fear as a Predictor of Life Satisfaction in Retirement in Canada” in Educational Gerontology (Vol. 39, Issue 10). By polling 190 Canadian retirees, the authors found that men most feared the loss of their partners, while women most feared mortal disease. The lowest-rated fear was loss of retirement income for men and loss of earning power for women. Dr. Nguyen is a teacher at the Sundai Michigan International Academy in Novi, Mich. and a Japanese-English medical, chemical patent, and article translator for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

August 2013

Dr. Jack S. Monell ’05, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, served as a visiting professor in the Department of Sociology at Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea, this summer. He is an assistant professor at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

May 2013

Dr. Satoko Nguyen ’12, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, presented in November on the topic of Canadian workers’ satisfaction after retirement at the annual conference of the Society of Applied Gerontology–Japan in Yokohama and gave a poster presentation about the same topic in October at the 2012 conference of the Canadian Association on Gerontology in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a teacher at the Sundai Michigan International Academy in Novi and a Japanese-English medical, chemical patent, and article translator for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes ’02, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, was inducted into the Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame during an awards ceremony on March 22. The hall of fame honors individuals who have made substantial contributions to business and industry as well as making a lifetime commitment to enhancing communities in the region. Dr. Hughes is the CEO of Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living, a certified mental health center that provides behavioral health and child welfare services.

March 2013

Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes ’02, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, was the featured speaker in January at Purdue University North Central’s 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration Breakfast in Westville, Ind. She spoke about her book Influencing Today’s Youth: Shaping the Behaviors, Expectations, and Aspirations of Tomorrow’s Leaders (Graham Publishing Group, 2012) and how it relates to Dr. King’s legacy. Dr. Hughes is the CEO of Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living Inc., a certified mental health center that provides behavioral health and child welfare services.

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