November 2011

Dr. Gregory Hickman, a faculty member in the School of Social Work and Human Services, co-authored Do Children Drop Out of School in Kindergarten? (R&L Education, 2011). The book examines how the national agenda needs to change to adequately address the dropout problem long before kids enter high school.

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services, was featured in the media three times in September. She provided tips on pursuing higher education later in life and finding the balance between family, work, and education on Healthyaging.net (Sept. 1, 2011). As part of a radio media tour with 16 stations across the country, Dr. Dixon-Saxon was cited on Jacksonville’s WJCT-FM Florida Talks blog for her interview on working adults returning to school (Sept. 14, 2011). She was also interviewed by Imagination Soup about parents advocating for their children at school (Sept. 9, 2011).

October 2011

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services and a single mother, offered advice for single parents in the article “Going It Alone: Overcoming the Challenges of Single Parenting” in eHow Family (August 10, 2011). She said raising a child on one’s own, rather than in a village, requires parents to focus on quality (over quantity) time.

August 2011

Dr. Gregory Hickman, a faculty member in the School of Social Work and Human Services, co-authored “Academic and School Behavioral Variables as Predictors of High School Graduation Among At-Risk Adolescents Enrolled in a Youth-Based Mentoring Program” in the Journal of At-Risk Issues (2011: Vol. 16, Issue 1).

April 2011

Dr. Harriet Meek, a faculty member in the School of Social Work and Human Services, presented “Everything I Do Is About Freedom!” at the 50th Anniversary Clinical Conference of the International Conference for the Advanced Professional Practice of Clinical Social Work in Williamsburg, Va., in July.

November 2010

Dr. Michelle Perepiczka, a faculty member in the School of Social Work and Human Services, collaboratively presented Assessment of Professional Practice: How to Improve Quality, Implementing a Pilot Program for Law Enforcement Officers to Reduce Vicarious Trauma, and The Maori Drawing as an Assessment Tool at the annual meeting of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education in Memphis, Tenn.

June 2009

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services, wrote a chapter titled “Diversity and Distance Education: Cultural Competence for Online Instructors” in the book Got Diversity? Best Practices for Incorporating Culture into the Curriculum (Stylus Publications 2009).