Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Arlington
Dr. Norman H. Cobb
Date Inducted: 2008
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Syllabus: Social Work 6336
Dr. Norman Cobb has taught in the School of Social Work at UTA since 1989. Before UTA, he taught for five years at the University of North Texas.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Science in Social Work from UTA, a Masters Degree in Theology from St. Paul School of Theology, and a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Texas Tech University.
Dr. Cobb has published in the areas of professional ethics, treatment of children, adolescents, families, couples; and domestic violence.
Dr. Cobb teaches courses in assessment and treatment of mental health clients and theories of human behavior. For seven years, he was the Director of the UTA Community Service Clinic where he supervised social work interns who provided clinical services to children and families. In the classroom he uses his therapeutic experience with clients to teach clinical skills to students.
During his career, Dr. Cobb has conducted research on critical thinking of clinical social workers, domestic violence, community policing, and juvenile probation.
Throughout the year, Dr. Cobb conducts workshops on the Texas State licensing exams, social work ethics, critical thinking for child welfare supervisors, parenting, bereavement, and depression in older adults.
Dr. Cobb is currently a member of the Faculty Senate, University Hearing Committee, and the infamous Parking Appeals Committee. In the School of Social Work, he is the chair of the Faculty Development and Review Committee. He has served as Associate Dean, and chaired the Faculty Assembly, Curriculum Committee, Professional Standards Committee, and Grade Appeal Committee.
At the graduation ceremony in May, 2008, Dr. Cobb received his sixth Torgerson Award for teaching in the graduate social work program. He also received the BSW Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007.