Dr. Jack S. Monell ’05, a PhD in Human Services graduate, recently published “A Preliminary Examination of Hegemonic Masculinity: Definitional Transference of Black Masculinity Effecting Lethal Tactics Against Black Males” in The Handbook of Research on Black Males.
Dr. Warren Miller ’18, a PhD in Social Work graduate, has been named an assistant professor at Rhode Island College. His dissertation research has also been accepted for dissemination at three conferences.
Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson ’15 ’11, a PhD in Human Services and MS in Forensic Psychology graduate, published African American Women With Incarcerated Mates: The Psychological and Social Impacts of Mass Imprisonment.
Herbert Sablan ’17, a Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate, was one of only 36 individuals chosen by the Association of Addiction Professionals as a NAADAC Minority Fellow for Addiction Counselors. Sablan is a supervisor in the substance abuse treatment program at the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation’s Community Guidance Center in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Kevin Pettus ’16, an MS in Human and Social Services graduate, has been promoted to director of client support services for The Walker Center, an inpatient alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. He has also been invited to the Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s strategic planning retreat to combat today’s opioid epidemic.
Sandra Flores ’15 , an MS in Human and Social Services graduate, has been named senior programs director for Catholic Charities Community Services of northern Arizona. She has worked for Catholic Charities for the past 17 years.
Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes ’02 , a PhD in Human and Social Services graduate, published The Unapologetic Woman: Leading With Power and Confidence.
Dr. Jack S. Monell ’05, a PhD in Human and Social Services graduate, was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. award for his social justice and community service work by Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University. Dr. Monell is an assistant professor of justice studies at Winston-Salem State University.
Dr. Mildred Peyton ’15, a PhD in Human and Social Services graduate, recently published her first children’s book, A Bully on the School Bus.
Dr. Danita A. Johnson-Hughes ’02, a PhD in Human and Social Services graduate, is one of six nominees for the 2016 Drum Major Award, inspired by the “Drum Major Instinct” sermon given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The award recognizes people who dedicate their lives to improving the human condition. Johnson-Hughes has been president and CEO of Edgewater Behavioral Health Services in Gary, Indiana, for 20 years.
Dr. Analeah Green ’13, a PhD in Human and Social Services graduate and contributing faculty member in the School of Social Work and Human Services, recently published her dissertation, Transitioning Registered Handler-Animal Therapy from the Institution to the Community.
Dr. Jack S. Monell ’05, a PhD in Human and Social Services graduate, presented a paper on the behavioral patterns of undergraduates who have juvenile delinquency histories at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Philadelphia in February. He is an assistant professor at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.
Dr. Alexander Dorsey ’11, a PhD in Human and Social Services graduate, published “10 Mental Health Tips for Professional Men” in Living Education eMagazine (Vol. VIII).
Dr. LeRoy Nattress Jr. ’96, a PhD in Human and Social 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.
Dr. Satoko Nguyen ’12, a PhD in Human and Social 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.
Dr. Jack S. Monell ’05, a PhD in Human and Social 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.
Dr. Satoko Nguyen ’12, a PhD in Human and Social 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 PhD in Human and Social 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.
Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes ’02, a PhD in Human and Social 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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