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2019

Ten professors join School of Social Work this academic year; six fill newly created positions

Ten professors join School of Social Work this academic year; six fill newly created positions
- The School of Social Work welcomed ten new faculty members, including two who are returning to the School after brief absences, the dean announced recently. Several of the faculty positions were...[Read More]

$1.3 million federal grant to offer students training in addiction treatment

$1.3 million federal grant to offer students training in addiction treatment
- More than two dozen students per year will get hands-on training in intervening and treating opioid and substance use disorders under a three-year federal grant awarded to the...[Read More]

Researchers to study race biases among fund investors

Researchers to study race biases among fund investors
- A cross-campus team of UTA scholars, including one in Social Work, will research whether racial biases exist in the nation’s investment services field and how such discrimination might affect...[Read More]

International organization recognizes SSW researcher, editor of Social Work journal

International organization recognizes SSW researcher, editor of Social Work journal
- An international human services organization has recognized a UTA scholar for his worldwide leadership and research in the Social Work field. The International Consortium for Social Development,...[Read More]

Associate Dean to be named a fellow by Gerontological organization

Associate Dean to be named a fellow by Gerontological organization
- Zhen Cong, associate dean for research and faculty affairs in the School of Social Work, has been named a fellow of an international society of scholars who research aging issues. The...[Read More]

Three SSW professors retiring with long service to community, UTA

Three SSW professors retiring with long service to community, UTA
-   Three School of Social Work professors will retire this year. Philip Popple, Jan Finch and Peter Lehmann served a combined total of more than 100 years as educators. Dr. Popple directed the...[Read More]

SSW students advocate for veterans, children and schools

SSW students advocate for veterans, children and schools
- About 70 UTA School of Social Work students traveled to the state Capitol in March to attend the annual Social Work Advocacy Day. Advocacy Day at the Capitol is hosted each year in Austin by the...[Read More]

Rotary names Noelle Fields Professor of the Year

Rotary names Noelle Fields Professor of the Year
- A local Rotary club named a School of Social Work professor as one of its top civic honorees. The Arlington Sunrise Rotary named Noelle Fields, an assistant professor, as one of its 2019 Professors...[Read More]

Social Work Professor named SSWR Fellow, Outstanding Editorial Board Member Reviewer

Social Work Professor named SSWR Fellow, Outstanding Editorial Board Member Reviewer
- A professional journal and a national social work organization both have honored a University of Texas at Arlington professor for her years of scholarly research and service to the profession. The...[Read More]

More housing needed for violence survivors, initial findings show

More housing needed for violence survivors, initial findings show
- A dozen Tarrant County women died after they were stabbed, shot or strangled by an intimate partner in 2017, according to a report released recently by a statewide advocacy agency. The statistic...[Read More]

UTA African-American Studies Conference features three School of Social Work professors

UTA African-American Studies Conference features three School of Social Work professors
- Assistant Professors Jandel Crutchfield, Maxine Davis and Ryon Cobb Three UTA School of Social Work professors presented research this month during an annual conference at the University of...[Read More]

Social Work professor presents research findings on intimate partner violence

Social Work professor presents research findings on intimate partner violence
-   The numbers of women – particularly minority women - who are battered, abused or witness abuse in their lifetimes is staggering, according to a University of Texas at Arlington...[Read More]

2018

SSW Significant Rankings and Achievements for 2018 – Year in Review

SSW Significant Rankings and Achievements for 2018 – Year in Review
-   The UTA School of Social Work had a phenomenal year receiving more than 15 top national and state academic rankings, adding 14 new faculty members, and conducting more than $7 million in...[Read More]

Professor Rick Hoefer Named Founding Editor

Professor Rick Hoefer Named Founding Editor
- School of Social Work Professor Richard Hoefer has been named Founding Editor of the new Springer journal, The Journal of Policy Practice and Research. The Journal of Policy Practice and Research...[Read More]

Assistant Professor Noelle Fields Receives NIH Grant

Assistant Professor Noelle Fields Receives NIH Grant
- UTA School of Social Work Assistant Professor Noelle Fields received a $96,074 National Institutes of Health grant to improve the ways in which families manage Alzheimer’s disease and related...[Read More]

Assistant Professor Kathy Lee Earns Early Success

Assistant Professor Kathy Lee Earns Early Success
- Assistant Professor Kathy Lee just completed her first semester as a faculty member at the UTA School of Social Work, and has already received three awards this year from the Gerontological Society...[Read More]

Assistant Professor Diana Padilla Named Fulbright Scholar

Assistant Professor Diana Padilla Named Fulbright Scholar
- School of Social Work Assistant Professor Diana Padilla has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. The grant will enable her to further develop her global research in the area of Latino adolescent...[Read More]

School of Social Work receives No. 1 ranking

School of Social Work receives No. 1 ranking
- The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work’s Masters of Social Work Program is ranked No. 1 among the 50 Best Online Masters of Social Work Degree Programs for 2018. Best MSW...[Read More]

NIH grant to UTA researchers aims to reduce caregiver stress

NIH grant to UTA researchers aims to reduce caregiver stress
- Two UTA social work professors are using an NIH grant to find ways to reduce stress of families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.[Read More]

School of Social Work welcomes 14 new faculty members

School of Social Work welcomes 14 new faculty members
- Jandel Crutchfield, Zhen Cong (cq), Diana Padilla-Medina The School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington welcomed 14 new faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year. With...[Read More]

Governor’s office funds two UTA projects through crime victims grant

Governor’s office funds two UTA projects through crime victims grant
- The University of Texas at Arlington has received a $500,000 grant from the Office of the Governor that fund two projects that aid crime victims and the services that help them. [Read More]

New social work assistant professors recognized for app idea

New social work assistant professors recognized for app idea
- Kathy Lee and Rebecca Mauldin, new School of Social Work assistant professors, pocketed an award for an app idea.[Read More]

Two new School of Social Work professors win international award

Two new School of Social Work professors win international award
- Two professors joining The University of Texas at Arlington this fall were announced as the winners of the Best Human Services App Idea Award at the Education and Social Development Conference in...[Read More]

How to find the mental health therapist who's right for you

How to find the mental health therapist who's right for you
- After her son passed away, Jan Finch saw a therapist, hoping he could help her cope. But she left the first session feeling even worse. "I cried the whole hour, which is normal for that kind of...[Read More]

Darlene Hunter on her women's wheelchair development camp and playing with the Dallas Wings

Darlene Hunter on her women's wheelchair development camp and playing with the Dallas Wings
- Imagine being a 12-year-old aspiring basketball player with posters of Skylar Diggins-Smith and Liz Cambage lining your bedroom walls. You dream of hitting the hardwood with your favorite pro...[Read More]

Social Work professor leads UTA research team to find sustainable solutions for former criminal offenders

Social Work professor leads UTA research team to find sustainable solutions for former criminal offenders
- The lack of access to transportation has been identified as a major barrier to successful re-entry for former criminal offenders. A University of Texas at Arlington multidisciplinary research team...[Read More]

Mothers, Babies and Addiction: A Q and A with Dr. Woody

Mothers, Babies and Addiction: A Q and A with Dr. Woody
- As Director of the Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies (CARS), based at The University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Debra Woody oversees programs that work to help some of the most...[Read More]

Social Works holds annual celebration of excellence, honors academic achievement

Social Works holds annual celebration of excellence, honors academic achievement
- School of Social Work faculty, staff and students bonded over food and drink in celebration of the year’s accomplishments April 17 in the University of Texas at Arlington Central...[Read More]

Open invitation to screening of Paper Tigers film

Open invitation to screening of Paper Tigers film
- A traumatic childhood experience may cause an individual to carry issues into adulthood, but the connection with a caring adult may change that trajectory. The University of Texas at Arlington...[Read More]

Social Work Interdisciplinary Research Mixer Yields Promising Results

Social Work Interdisciplinary Research Mixer Yields Promising Results
- Faculty from various branches of academia shared their research interests to facilitate cooperation between the numerous disciplines at the University of Texas at Arlington. The School of Social...[Read More]

Social Work faculty and students present research at conference

Social Work faculty and students present research at conference
- Faculty and students from the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work attended the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 2018 annual conference in Washington, D.C. January...[Read More]

2017

School of Social Work celebrates 50 years of educating leaders, community engagement

School of Social Work celebrates 50 years of educating leaders, community engagement
- The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and owes its existence to the support of several community organizations that advocated and...[Read More]

Professor Black Wins Educational Leadership Award

Professor Black Wins Educational Leadership Award
- Dr. Beverly Black was selected as the winner of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work Award for Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education and received a certificate...[Read More]

Professors Receive Recognition as Mentors to Women Students

Professors Receive Recognition as Mentors to Women Students
- Dr. Noelle Fields and Dr. Catheleen Jordan were recognized and honored as mentors through the Council on Social Work Education’s Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work...[Read More]

Aging and Alzheimer's

Aging and Alzheimer's
- Two researchers in UTA's School of Social Work are addressing knowledge gaps surrounding Alzheimer's in African-American caregivers and volunteer companions. Read Article:...[Read More]

Landmark Donaldson Adoption Institute Study with UTA Reveals Financial Difficulties, Social Pressures and Lack of Support – All Factors in Decision-Making for Expectant Mothers

Landmark Donaldson Adoption Institute Study with UTA Reveals Financial Difficulties, Social Pressures and Lack of Support – All Factors in Decision-Making for Expectant Mothers
- Study Emphasizes Urgent Need for Policy and Practice Changes to Best Support Women Wednesday, The Donaldson Adoption Institute released Understanding Options Counseling Experiences in Adoption: A...[Read More]

UTA School of Social Work in the News

UTA School of Social Work in the News
- “UTA Researchers Building App to Predict Emotions” Fort Worth city magazine news story “UTA Researchers Look to Solve Anger Issues” CBS DFW news story and video “UTA...[Read More]

2016

Reproductive rights advocate

Reproductive rights advocate
- Professor Vijayan Pillai was recently invited to speak at the Institute of Social Investigations at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon​ in Monterrey, Mexico. Pillai spoke...[Read More]

New adoption study reveals need for best practice guidelines

New adoption study reveals need for best practice guidelines
- A new study by The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work and The Donaldson Adoption Institute provides groundbreaking research on the experiences of first/birth parents and the...[Read More]

Social Work faculty member promoted from associate professor to full professor

Social Work faculty member promoted from associate professor to full professor
- The UTA President officially recognized Social Work Professor, Dr. Alexa Smith-Osborne and 12 other UTA professors on their advancement from associate professor to full professor earlier this month...[Read More]

UTA awards 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants to School of Social Work faculty

UTA awards 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants to School of Social Work faculty
- UTA has awarded four seed grants to interdisciplinary research projects that address growing problems such as loneliness among the elderly, the need for sustainable green education spaces, the...[Read More]

Social Work Researcher Earns Distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award

Social Work Researcher Earns Distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award
- Eusebius Small, assistant professor in The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work, has been named a prestigious Fulbright Scholar for the Republic of Sierra Leone at the University...[Read More]

Social Work Professor Earns Distinguished Scholar Award

Social Work Professor Earns Distinguished Scholar Award
- Dr. Maria Scannapieco, social work professor and director of the Center for Child Welfare, has been selected as a member of UTA’s Academy of Distinguished Scholars for recognition of her...[Read More]

Social Work Assistant Professor Launches Testimonial Research Project in Response to Police Violence

Social Work Assistant Professor Launches Testimonial Research Project in Response to Police Violence
- Dr. Anne Nordberg, assistant professor at UTA’s School of Social Work and research associate of the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), introduced her research project entitled The...[Read More]

Social Work Researchers Make News for Groundbreaking Research and Technology to Combat Domestic Violence

Social Work Researchers Make News for Groundbreaking Research and Technology to Combat Domestic Violence
- Dr. Anne Nordberg, social work assistant professor and research associate of the Center for African American Studies, and Dr. Peter Lehmann, social work professor, represent an interdisciplinary...[Read More]

Social Work Professor Dr. Vijayan Pillai Appointed Fellow in Prestigious Public Health Society

Social Work Professor Dr. Vijayan Pillai Appointed Fellow in Prestigious Public Health Society
- Congratulations to Dr. Vijayan Pillai, social work professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, on his recent honor of being appointed Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), an...[Read More]

Dr. Smith-Osborne Elected Fellow of Prestigious International Society

Dr. Smith-Osborne Elected Fellow of Prestigious International Society
- Alexa Smith-Osborne, a University of Texas at Arlington Associate Professor of Social Work and expert in resilience research, military and veterans’ health and mental health issues, has been...[Read More]

2015

Professor Emeritus Receives Prestigious Award for Innovative Research and Social Work Practice

Professor Emeritus Receives Prestigious Award for Innovative Research and Social Work Practice
- The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work proudly congratulates Dr. Wayne Duehn on his recent honor for service and innovative research in social work. Dr. Wayne Duehn,...[Read More]

Dr. Vijayan Pillai Co-Authors New Published Book

Dr. Vijayan Pillai Co-Authors New Published Book
- The School of Social Work proudly congratulates Dr. Vijayan Pillai, social work professor, on his recent publication, co-authored by Dr. Jay Weinstein. His book is called Demography: the Science of...[Read More]

Social Work Assistant Professor Awarded Competitive Scholar Course for Innovative Health Disparity Research

Social Work Assistant Professor Awarded Competitive Scholar Course for Innovative Health Disparity Research
- Dr. Katherine Sanchez, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, was honored for her cutting-edge work in health disparity research, practice and policy interventions as a...[Read More]