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2014

December 2014

Dr. Annette Anderson-Engler, a contributing faculty member in the School of Social Work and Human Services, published a book chapter titled “The Silent Grief of Women: An Emptying of the Soul” in NASW Press’ Stories of Complicated Grief: A Critical Anthology. She is currently a core member of the Global Coordinating Team for the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Columbia University in New York City.

March 2014

Dr. Barbara Benoliel, Dr. Gregory Hickman, and Dr. Tina Jaeckle, faculty members in the School of Social Work and Human Services, and Dr. William Barkley, a program director in the School of Social Work and Human Services, co-presented “Interprofessional Responses to Elders” at the National Organization for Human Services conference in Baltimore in October. Dr. Benoliel also co-presented “Restorative Justice Mediation for Resolving Elder Abuse” at the conference. She also recently received the 2013 Lionel J. McGowan Award of Excellence in Dispute Resolution from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada.

2012

November 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services, wrote “Balance Life and Work While Getting an Education Online” in ExpertBeacon on Sept. 27, to offer tips to adults who are interested in returning to school but need to balance their family life, work schedule, and education.

October 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services, was interviewed in the article “Divorce and the Single Parent” in The Mother Company in August. She discusses challenges single parents face, common misconceptions, and how friends can support parents in this position.

September 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services, was quoted in “Mom, It’s Time for School!” in Milwaukee Metroparent (August 2012). She shared advice with parents about choosing a degree specialization for which they are passionate.

Dr. Gregory Hickman, a faculty member in the School of Social Work and Human Services, was honored with the Extraordinary Faculty Award for demonstrating the university’s core values of quality, integrity, and student-centered instruction.

June 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean in the School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Resources, offered stress-management tactics to parents balancing family and work commitments in the article “Stop Struggling With the Juggling” in New York Parenting (April 2012).

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2011

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).