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Faculty briefs

Mimi Chapman presented on June 27 in Pittsburgh at the International Visual Studies Association Conference. She convened a panel called “Visual Scholarship in the Research University: Tensions and Opportunities,” and presented a paper, “Putting Images to Work.”

Chris Egan left his position at the School of Social Work as a clinical assistant professor and the coordinator of the Developmental Disabilities Training Institute (DDTI), to become the new executive director of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities on June 30. In this position, he will collaborate with individuals, families, advocacy organizations, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and various DHHS divisions, managed care organizations, and other stakeholders to promote choice, responsiveness, innovation and stability within the service system.

Professor Walter Farrell retired from the University on June 30.

Ashley McMillan, assistant director of recruitment, admissions and financial aid, will attend a college fair for the Upward Bound program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, July 18-19. Upward Bound is a Federal TRIO program and the only Upward Bound program in the U.S. specifically for Native American students. She will be representing the School of Social Work as well as various other departments as part of the Health Affairs Pipeline Partnership Initiative. McMillan is a graduate of the CU Upward Bound program. “I am excited to be returning to the program that played a critical role in my academic success,” said McMillan. “This is a phenomenal program and I am so happy that it is continuing to make a difference in the lives of our Native youth.”

Associate Professor Amelia Roberts-Lewis retired from the University on June 30 as an Emerita.

New publications

Professor Mark Testa, Assistant Professor Susan Snyder, and doctoral student Qi Wu have a manuscript accepted for publication:
Testa, M. F., Snyder, S. M., Wu, Q., Rolock, N., Liao, M. (in-press). Post-permanency discontinuity: A mediator and moderator analysis of adoption and guardianship. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Clinical Assistant Professor Lisa Zerden:
Zerden, L., Scheyett, A., & Fogel, C. I. (2014). HIV vulnerabilities and risk perception of justice-involved women. Critical Social Work. (15)1, 105-119.

Upcoming AHEC presentations

August 11 – Marilyn Ghezzi – DSM-5

August 14, Children’s Services State of the Art Conference – Kim Strom-Gottfried – The Ethics of Practice in Rural Settings and Ethical Practice in Supervision;  Joanne Caye – Emotional Abuse of Children and Ethical Dilemmas in DV Situations; August 15 – Jodi Flick – Responding to Families and Communities Impacted by Meth and Defusing Potentially Violent Situations.

For information on AHEC programs.