Congratulations to Joon Choi, doctoral candidate, who has just learned she is the recipient of a Doctoral Dissertation Grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation! The fund, a program of the New York Community Trust, supports dissertation expenses of doctoral students up to $5,000 whose studies have the potential for significantly adding to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems. Joon’s dissertation is titled, “Determinants of clergy behavior promoting safety of battered Korean Immigrant Women,” and is being chaired by Dr. Elizabeth Cramer, with support from Drs. F. Ellen Netting and Patrick Dattalo of our School, and Dr. Sarah J. Brubaker of VCU’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.
The fund is named after Dorothy Fahs-Beck and the following is quoted from the website :
“In 1956, Dorothy became the Director of Research for the Family Service Association of America (FSAA), where she remained for the next 25 years. On Dorothy’s forward-looking agenda were such issues as evaluating the outcomes of family services; soliciting the clients’ perspective on the services and the outcomes of service; comparing the perspectives of the clients and their counselors on the services and outcomes; investigating the impact of various characteristics of the clients and the counselors on the nature and outcomes of service; and investigating the impact of enhancement services, such as marital enrichment, in addition to ameliorative services.”