By Maria Palomino Boston College has named James E. Lubben professor emeritus for his many contributions to the School of Social Work (BCSSW) and the fields of gerontology and social welfare. Teacher, scholar, and researcher, Lubben is an expert on health and welfare systems for aging populations. He is also professor emeritus at UCLA, where…
At the end of the 2017-18 school year, the School of Social Work celebrated the distinguished careers of retiring faculty members Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich, James Lubben, and Ron Ancrum, honoring their contributions to social work research and the Boston College community.
Professor Thanh Tran and Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Academic Affairs Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes have been recognized for the outstanding contributions to community service and the work-family community, respectively.
Eight Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) MSW candidates are engaged in a novel Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) course designed and taught by Assistant Professor Samantha Teixeira that provides hands-on experience in the context of an existing community-engaged research partnership. In the course, students design and implement a specific project, then reflect on the possibilities for using CBPR in future settings related to community development, community organizing, and academic research.
Associate Professor Susan Tohn and Boston College School of Social Work alumna Suelen Yancor, MSW ’05, offer a two-day training on Solution-Focused Therapy techniques with a focus on Spanish language interventions, a project designed to help practitioners understand some of the unique cultural competencies associated with best serving Latinx populations.
Kumar joined the BCSSW faculty this past September. In this Q&A with Innovate, he discusses his diverse background working across consulting, engineering, and social work; his transdisciplinary approach to research projects; and his expectations for teaching and inquiry at Boston College.
Boston College School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jessica Shaw has been awarded a $313,558 grant by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women for her project “Evaluation of a Cross-System Cooperative Response to Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims.”
Associate Professor Scott Easton has contributed a chapter to the recently released book Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys & Men, edited by renowned psychologist and psychoanalyst Richard B. Gartner. In this Q&A with Innovate, Easton discusses what it means to him to have been included in the project.
Boston College has officially named Kevin Mahoney Professor Emeritus for his myriad accomplishments during his time at the School of Social Work. During 30-plus years as an academic and practitioner, Mahoney was a leader in the fields of gerontology, participant direction, and disability services.
Shaw examines the vast number of rape kits that have historically gone untested in the city of Detroit, and how this is just one proof point supporting the unfortunate, widespread reality of an American criminal justice system reticent to prosecute sexual assault.